MX23RW : Friday, August 28 22:54:31| >> :600:4884842:4884842:

In Pictures: EastEnders introduces giant mural as filming resumes

In Pictures: EastEnders introduces giant mural as filming resumes
EastEnders unveils a new giant mural that will form a key part of the Walford scenery in future episodes.

EastEnders has introduced a new giant mural of a black woman as part of the Walford scenery.

The art piece - from British-born Ghanaian artist Dreph - measures 5 metres by 2 metres and has been painted on to the side of the Beales' house on Bridge Street, directly opposite the Queen Vic.

The mural was created during lockdown and will be first seen in new episodes of the soap being filmed from today that will air in September.

EastEnders unveils a new mural© BBC

"The opportunity to have my art work on the set as a permanent feature, having the same impact as my work has on the streets of London, was a really exciting opportunity," said Dreph, whose 2017 work You Are Enough saw him create a number of murals of black women around London.

"I remember watching the very first EastEnders episode 3 decades ago, so I was really surprised to hear from the team!

"I'm so pleased that EastEnders has found a way to reflect modern day UK in a time when so many of us are finding ways to voice anti-racism and I'm so happy that my work will become the backdrop to future storylines in the show."

EastEnders unveils a new mural© BBC

EastEnders' executive producer Jon Sen said: "Dreph's mural is an exciting and timely addition to the show that reflects events taking place in the real world.

"Anti-racism is something that the cast, crew and producers care passionately about at EastEnders and the show is well known for tackling social issues and celebrating diversity and inclusivity through its characters and storylines."

Earlier this month the BBC soap dropped off air for the first time in its 35-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic but is expected to return to the schedules in early September.


Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.

Click here for more stories about Dreph

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Mick and Linda discuss their options on EastEnders on June 15, 2020
Read Next:
EastEnders to return in autumn with new 20-minute episode format
Latest Entertainment Video
Read more about Dreph Jon Sen Entertainment

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Friday, August 28

We LOVE Are You Being Served?: Channel 5, 9pm
A look back at Mrs Slocombe's pussy and all things Grace Brothers

Canada's Drag Race: BBC Three, from 6am
The penultimate episode features one Michelle Visage as the special guest judge

Lodgers for Codgers: Channel 4, 9pm
A unique suggestion for tackling the housing crisis sees youngsters move in with OAPs

Coronation Street: ITV, 7.30pm
Daniel encounters Nicky out with a client and embarrassment ensues...
Media Mole's Spotify playlist