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Weird and Wonderful Wales: The Water Tower Mural
<< Back Posted on 31st January 2018

By Carolyn Brownell

Weird and Wonderful Wales: The Water Tower Mural

To celebrate Wales’ Year of Legends, a 50ft high mural will be installed this Spring on the iconic Grade II listed Water Tower outside Cardiff Central Railway Station. This stunning mural is a part of ‘Weird & Wonderful Wales’, a six-stop tour of Wales which draws on some of the strange and fantastic stories contained in the Land of Legends (

The aim of this mural is to enhance the visual first impression of the people arriving into Cardiff by train. Part funded by FOR Cardiff, it was illustrated by artist Pete Fowler who is best known for Super Furry Animals’ most iconic album covers. Its vivid graphics celebrate and showcase the mythical past of Wales, providing visitors and residents with an eye-catching mural asserting Wales’ contemporary creativity. The mural will be in place throughout 2018, when Cardiff will see streams of visitors from all across the globe for events such as the Volvo Ocean Race. FOR Cardiff was approached by Literature Wales to support the project and was delighted to do so alongside Cadw and the Welsh Government.