Two more possible Banksy pieces appear - this time in Lowestoft

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Two Banksy like artworks have now been discovered in Lowestoft. A second one on the left is pictured in Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad. - Credit: Andrew Page/Julie Martin

Two possible Banksy artworks have appeared in Lowestoft, as locals wonder whether the elusive graffiti artist has visited the town.

It comes after a large street art mural was painted behind a bus stop in Great Yarmouth today (August 6) also closely resembling the work of the graffiti artists.

Julie Martin, who lives in Lowestoft, came across the work on a wall outside the former Lowestoft Electrical shop on London Road North, just by Regent Street.

She said: "I just thought it looked like a quality piece of work and very like a Banksy.

"The effort of lifting the paving slab, scattering concrete pieces & building the sand castle surely is the work of a good artiste.

"I think it's a great piece of work, whoever created it.


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Banksy's team have been approached for comment.

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A suspected Banksy piece in Oulton Broad's Nicholas Everitt Park reads "We are all in the same boat." - Credit: Andrew Page

A second Banksy like artwork has also appeared in the town, this time in Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad.

The work was discovered by Andrew Page this afternoon.

The piece depicts three children standing in a boat, one gazing out to sea, another holding on for support and another standing with his back to the other two crouched down.

Graffiti above the work simply reads: "We're all in the same boat."

There is speculation that this artwork, alongside the piece in Great Yarmouth today may be linked to the 2025 joint City of Culture bid between East Suffolk Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

A spokeswoman for East Suffolk Council confirmed any support from the arts and cultural sector was welcome.

She said: “We have already received support from arts organisations, businesses and community groups for our joint City of Culture bid with Great Yarmouth Borough Council and, by creating these artworks in Lowestoft, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth, we would like to think that the artist, whoever they may be, appears to also be supportive of our bid.”

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