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Lyttle welcomes restoration of Teenage Dreams in East Belfast

Teenage Dreams

As part of a community art and music project, young people are restoring the Teenage Dreams mural at Bridge End in East Belfast. Lyttle welcomed the project, calling it a message of hope, an opportunity for youth involvement and a celebration of the community's musical heritage.

The Department for Social Development, Belfast City Council, Start Together Studios, East Belfast Partnership, youth workers and artists have collectively supported the restoration. The project includes two wall art projects and a musical production, all of which will launch later this month.

"It was clear further to its removal that the 'Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat' message had caught the imagination of many people and was regarded as a positive expression of youthful hope and a celebration of musical heritage," Lyttle said.

"I therefore made contact with the Department for Social Development to seek support for a project that would help restore as much of the original expression as possible and help people to work together on regeneration in the area.

"I appreciate that for many people, much of the value of the original mural was in its unplanned nature, but I hope everyone will see this as a project to make a lasting contribution to hope and creativity in our community."

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