Former Mecca Bingo Hall Makeover

Posted on 5 June 2019

A large piece of interactive art is currently adorning the former Mecca Bingo Hall in Ashford town centre.

The main entrance to the old Bingo Hall underwent a bit of a make-over last week thanks to local artist and designer Aimee Godden of Gracefully Boho Designs.

Working in partnership with Loveashford’s Town Centre Regeneration team, Aimee has hand-painted a pair of large colourful wings onto the wooden hoarding that currently covers the main entrance to the building.

Former Mecca Bingo Hall, Old Mecca Bingo Ashford, Spread your Wings Ashford, Aimee Godden
Spread your Wings in Ashford - Copyright Ellie Crook

Aimee, who also sells handmade crafts in Made in Ashford and is an ambassador for the Love Disfigure campaign, contacted the Loveashford team with a proposal to deliver a large piece of art for the community in Ashford town centre.

The bespoke design showcases the history of the building (which was once a cinema and a ballroom) and links to the fact it was a proud community driven premises on the lower High Street.

The public are encouraged to take pictures of the artwork and use the social media hashtag #SpreadYourWingsinAshford.

Aimee hopes that the mural will be well-received by the community and will encourage local groups and artists to think of the town centre as a platform and space for more community projects.

You can see how Aimee created the piece on Instagram via @gracefullyboho and @loveashford.