Hog on wheels marks butcher's Reet Grand Party

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A-LEVEL art student, Alice Vaughan, from Addingham, has received her first commission from Ilkley butcher, David Lishman, to produce two Tour artworks for the Yorkshire Sausage ambassador’s Reet Grand Party on Saturday.

Alice, who painted the sausage champion’s shop as part of her year 13 showcase, has transformed a red brick wall in Lishman’s car park, where the Grand Départ party will be held, to reveal a larger than life pig on two wheels.

The wall art will also be complemented by a large-scale design on the car park floor, featuring the #YorkshireSausage hashtag, which the Tour de France television helicopters will pick up as they follow the peloton from above.

Speaking about the creative collaboration, David said: “Alice is a hugely talented young artist so we were delighted when she accepted our challenge to paint the car park for the Reet Grand Party. Her cycling French pig is great fun and will be a fantastic talking point at our all-day Tour barbecue.”

Ilkley Grammar school student Alice, along with her classmate, Ilkley-based Lilian Baldwin who helped Alice paint the wall, will begin art foundation courses at Leeds College of Art in September having now completed their A-level exams.

Speaking about her grand commission, Alice said: “I was so pleased David liked my A-level exhibition piece. Lishman’s is a bit of an Ilkley institution so it was quite daunting to paint the shop but thankfully, it worked out well.

“The Grand Départ commission for the shop’s Reet Grand Party has definitely been a challenge to work on as I’ve never produced something on as large a scale as this before. Thanks to Lilian though, we got there in the end and I’m really pleased with our larger than life cycling pig.

“I hope the paintings help Lishman’s become a Tour highlight in the town and that everyone has chance to pop down to the BBQ for peak at the pig and to try out the sizzling food too.”

Lishman’s Reet Grand Party will get underway in the shop’s rear car park from 08.00 on Saturday 5 July. Customers can expect Lishman’s famous sausages and burgers plus, for a taste of France, there will also be rotisserie chickens and pommes frites. The shop will also stay open until 19.00 on Thursday 3 July and on Friday 4th July, a BBQ will take place to the front of the shop.

For all the latest updates and news from Lishman’s, follow @Butcher_Dlish on Twitter using the hashtag #YorkshireSausage. For further information, follow on Facebook or visit www.lishmansonline.co.uk

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