Street art

Washing out hate crime graffiti in London
A group of young people have decided to wash off hateful words and graffiti from walls in their local area.

Sunderland mural has mental health goal in mind

Steph Cleasby

BBC Look North

A mural celebrating one of Sunderland's most famous goals is taking shape next to the Stadium of Light.

Carlos Edwards' spectacular long-range shot against Burnley helped the Black Cats win promotion to the Premier League in 2007.

Fans voted it the most iconic moment in the club's Football League history and it is now being recreated by street artist Frank Styles (pictured).

It's part of a scheme put together by football chiefs and the charity Mind to promote World Mental Health Day next Thursday. The hope is football can be used to help fans talk about more difficult, personal topics.

Frank Styles working on the Sunderland mural
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Banksy shop featuring Stormzy stab vest appears in Croydon
The shop appeared overnight at a disused retail outlet in south London.

Giving life back to the tree stumps of Rome

"I try to imagine the face the tree would have, if it was actually a person"
Andrea Gandini is a wood carver but his works are not for display in galleries or people's homes.

Instead they can be seen in the streets of Rome. There are hundreds of tree stumps around the Italian capital, due  to disease and lack of maintenance, and Andrea turns them into works of art.

Newsday's Alan Kasujja asked Andrea how the project began.

(Photo: One of Andrea Gandini's tree stumps. Credit: Andrea Gandini)
Birmingham street art challenges views on graffiti
A Birmingham festival celebrates the street art culture that is challenging notions of the spray can.