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The result of the inaugural MCC community art project, ‘HowzArt’, was revealed in front of a capacity crowd at Saturday’s historic MCC v Rest of the World match at Lord’s.
A mural designed by former Royal Portrait Artist Darren Baker and featuring the artwork of 20 Westminster schoolchildren was unveiled by MCC President Mike Gatting between innings on the outfield on Saturday.
The mural has been designed to celebrate the bicentenary of the current Lord’s Ground, and is now erected behind the Edrich Stand.
The top 20 pieces from over 500 local schoolchildren’s artworks now sit alongside Baker’s designs on the canvas.
Derek Brewer, MCC Chief Executive, said: "Everyone at the club had a fantastic day on Saturday and the unveiling of the HowzArt mural was the icing on the cake of the Lord’s bicentenary celebrations.
"MCC is working very hard to continue developing its links with the local community through initiatives like HowzArt, and the amount of interest we had from local youngsters was very encouraging.
"It’s now a permanent fixture on the Edrich Stand so supporters young and old will be able to enjoy it for years to come."
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