Does your street have its very own ‘Banksy’ rainbow yet?

One of the first Banksy-style rainbow stencils spotted in Croydon, this one just off South End

Has your street got its very own “Banksy” rainbow yet?

The artworks, of a child with a face mask watering a covid-19 rainbow, have started to appear across the borough. There have been sightings in South Croydon, in Addiscombe and on the door of the café in Lloyd Park.

They were first noticed on Thursday, just ahead of the now-weekly 8pm clap for keyworkers and the NHS.

Though unlikely to be originals by the world-famous street artist, Banksy, of course, has chosen Croydon in the past to display his wares when he launched his Gross Domestic Product brand (motto: “Where art irritates life”) last year.

That the artist should produce something that demonstrates support for the NHS and keyworkers would also be in keeping with Banksy’s usual outlook and approach.

If you’ve spotted a rainbow stencil in your area during your daily lockdown exercise, take a photograph and email it to, together with details of its location.

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