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Shops make bold artwork statement
Window display
A drawing by artist Nina Edge in the window of Coffee Union in Liverpool's Bold Street shopping area.

Shops along Liverpool's Bold Street are displaying giant artworks in their windows as part of a local festival.

Artist Nina Edge, based at the nearby Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), has created the temporary artworks for traders windows.

Several Bold Street shops have now signed up for the initiative which is part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival from 23 to 27 September 2009.

Nina began by drawing giant flowers in FACT's cafe window during the summer.

"This is an inspiring way to bring FACT closer to its neighbours and to use culture to support trade in a difficult environment," says artist Nina Edge.

"AND festival is linking up with Bold Street Festival to promote the unique cultural offer in the Ropewalks area."

The AND festival is a north west wide festival of new cinema and digital culture which is hosted by FACT in Liverpool, Cornerhouse in Manchester and Folly in Lancaster.

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