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Cheltenham Paint Festival returns this summer

Cheltenham Paint Festival  is set to make a grand return this year after receiving joint funding from Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes amounting to £10,000.

The festival's founder, Andy 'Dice' Davies, AKA Dice Sixty Seven is thrilled to be back and organising the festival after its brief hiatus last year,. He said: "I'm delighted to be bringing the festival back with a new date and I'd like to thank the council for their support to ensure it goes ahead this year.

"With the investment from the council, Cheltenham Borough Homes and Holiday Inn Express we are now able to plan ahead and ensure our fifth birthday celebrations bring another dose of colour and joy to the town."

Running in the height of the summer - from 29 to 31 July - with over 100 artists painting the town and with a renewed focus on championing female artists, the festival is gearing up to make its fifth year birthday celebration the biggest yet. The big walls start the week before.

Cllr Flo Clucas, cabinet member for safety and communities for Cheltenham Borough Council, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to support the paint festival again this year. Andy and his colleagues do a great job.

"Not only does this brighten our streets, but many of our communities and young people love being able to get involved and see their work lightening the hearts of those who see it. This year promises to be something special!"

Emma Wall, executive director property and communities at Cheltenham Borough Homes, said: "Helping communities thrive is what we're all about, which is why we are proud to be sponsoring the paint festival for 2022. It truly is a unique point in the calendar that brings everyone together, creates a real vibrancy, and encourages local people, as well as visitors to really explore our communities."

This year, the headline artists will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre, who are kindly supporting the festival as the designated accommodation provider.

Wyatt Davis, sales manager, Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham, said: "We're thrilled to be supporting this year's paint festival as an accommodation provider, and will be using this opportunity to get behind the festival both on social media and through the interactions we have with our guests."

To find out more about this year's Cheltenham Paint Festival, including opportunities to volunteer, paint or have your wall transformed by a top street artist, follow Cheltenham Paint Festival  on Facebook or visit cheltenhampaintfestival.co.uk 

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