22 August 2016


Listed Banksy Spy Booth Removed From Cheltenham Wall

Has Banksy’s artwork ‘Spy Booth’ been stolen? The listed mural in Cheltenham has certainly been removed. The work of art which first appeared in 2014, three miles from government listening post GCHQ has vanished without a trace and the council who had placed the listing order on the piece are baffled. Last year Cheltenham Borough Council granted it […]

17 June 2015

Open West: International Contemporary Artists On View At The Wilson

Curators Lyn Cluer Colman and Sarah Goodwin, established the open west in 2007, and so started an annual open submission exhibition for international artists practising contemporary art. The show is now on display at The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum, until the 28th June, and offers the chance to see pieces from a range of disciplines: ceramics, photography, installation, painting, and sculpture. This year […]

22 September 2014


Campaigners Ask Local Support To Keep Cheltenham Banksy Spy Booth

Campaigners in Cheltenham are asking for the community’s support in trying to keep Banksy’s Spy Booth mural – despite its recent vandalism. Hekmat Kaveh, a local businessman, has submitted an application to the planning department of the borough council to preserve the work displayed on the side of a grade two listed building. Yet art […]

27 June 2014


Banksy Mural Removal Could Damage Cheltenham Grade II Listed Building

The people responsible for removing a Banksy mural from a wall in Cheltenham may be acting illegaly under Section 9 of the 1990 Planning Act by damaging fabric of Grade 2 Listed building. Cheltenham’s deadline of 4pm today to raise £1m in a bid to keep Banksy’s “Spy Booth” in the town has now passed […]

18 April 2014


Banksy Spooks Mural Saved By Quick Thinking Pub Goers

Vandals have attacked the ‘Banksy’ artwork that appeared last week in Cheltenham in Gloucester. The mural which depicts three men hacking into a call box not far from the GCHQ (Britain’s national snooping centre) was daubed with white paint over the faces of the three spies. The graffiti was only saved by quick thinking drinkers […]