Make Your Mark At The Royals This Father’s Day
Release your inner Banksy and make a statement at The Royals this Father’s Day weekend to create a one-of-a-kind present for your dad. It’s time to let your imagination run wild and your creativity shine.
On Saturday 16th June, we’re teaming up with Harry and Edge to bring a state-of-the-art interactive graffiti wall to The Royals Shopping Centre here in Southend. Join us between 10am-5pm to celebrate fantastic father figures throughout Essex.
Write your dad a meaningful message or draw him a graffiti masterpiece to let him know you love him with all your he-art. You’ll receive a FREE print of your creation and the chance to share it straight on social media.
Want to spoil him even more? There are over 30 stores in The Royals for you to find the perfect gift for dad. Pick out a great frame for your graffiti print in TK Maxx or H&M Home or discover the latest stylish menswear available at Debenhams, Animal and Primark.
If you’re looking for male grooming gifts, find his favourite aftershave at Boots and keep his hairdo on trend with Toni&Guy vouchers. Or, if you believe the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, treat him to lunch at Subway, Utopia or bb’s Coffee and Muffins. Plus, if you’ve forgotten his card, don’t fear – the Card Factory has plenty to choose from.
Why not get a selfie of you and your dad with your design? Remember to share all your photos with us on social media using #MyDadMyArt. We will be uploading tons of pictures on the day so follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to spot your creation – make sure you tag your masterpiece!
Join the official Father’s Day Facebook event here.
MEET THE ARTIST
We’re excited to announce there will also be a live graffiti art performance by Scotty B, a local professional artist. Visit our centre between 12-2pm to see Scotty in action, creating some of his incredible graffiti artwork on our digital wall – you might even be able to get some tips for your creation!
Scotty B is graffiti lover-turned-teacher, as well as a youth worker, mentor, and advocate of achieving positivity through sharing a passion for art. Following the completion of his degree in graphic design in 1997, Scotty took the opportunity to turn his love of art into a career.
By the late 1990s, Scotty’s emergence onto the UK’s graffiti art scene was firmly established. Since then, he has worked for a wide range of clients, organisations and charities, including The Tate Modern, The V&A Museum, BBC, Nike and many more.
Scotty set up the Brave Arts, a group of professional graffiti artists who work on a variety of projects, from subway murals to teaching workshops in schools. Find out more about Scotty B and Braves Arts here.