The transformed storage container in Russell Park.

Gibbs & Dandy Bedford helps turn eyesore into art

Published:  17 July, 2015

Storage containers may not be the most interesting of things, but thanks to a project supported by the Bedford branch of Gibbs & Dandy, the once drab looking container in the town’s Russell Park has been transformed into a bright and colourful piece of art.

The container sits next to The Kiosk café, run by Emma Garrett and Charlie Fay, and is used to store items used for various family and community events.

Ms Garrett said: “It was never what you’d call a pretty storage container so we decided to do something about it. Now, thanks to the wonderful design by Kitty Dinners, the paint donated by Gibbs & Dandy, and the funding from Bedford Creative Arts, it has really been brought to life.

“Since the container was painted, we’ve received a great deal of positive feedback from the community. First time visitors and regular customers are frequently saying how much this project has benefitted Russell Park.”

Marie Inskip from Gibbs & Dandy’s Bedford branch added: “As soon as we heard about this project we knew it was fantastic community activity and we just had to get involved. Working with our supplier, Coo-var, we arranged to provide all the paint and equipment necessary to transform an ordinary container into something extraordinary.”

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