7 places where Banksy has caused a stir
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The appearance of a series of Banksy artworks has caused a stir in towns across Norfolk and Waveney.
Last week, the artist himself confirmed in an Instagram post that he is behind the pieces in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Oulton Broad, Gorleston, Cromer and King's Lynn.
But what happened after work by the elusive artist appeared in other towns and cities around the UK?
In January 2018, a painting of a child holding a sword and shield alongside the words 'Draw the raised bridge' appeared on the disused Scott Street Bridge in a former industrial part of the town.
The work was removed and put into storage before demolition work began on the bridge, which has been closed since 2007.
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A replica part of the bridge will be built on the same spot and the mural will be attached to it.
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The future of a spray painting in Port Talbot is less certain.
Seasons Greetings, a double-sided mural with one side depicting a child tasting snow and the other revealing the flakes to be ash blowing from a fire in a skip, appeared on the side of a steelworker's garage in December 2018.
While the painting first drew crowds to the area, it was later sold to John Brandler, an Essex-based art dealer, for a six-figure sum.
In May 2019 it was removed from the garage wall to the site of a former police station.
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
In 2010, at the back of a concrete staircase leading down to the beach, Banksy painted a toddler in a sun hat and wearing sunglasses building sandcastles with the word 'Tesco' written on them.
The local council covered the work with perspex sheet and placed a frame around it.
The town on the west coast was chosen as the venue for a pop-up exhibition curated by Banksy and named Dismaland, which ran from August to September 2015.
After a painting appeared at Southampton hospital as a thank you to staff during first wave of pandemic, it was sold for £16.8m to raise funds for NHS-related health organisations and charities.
The work, named Game Changer, shows a young boy playing with a nurse wearing a cape, while Batman and Spiderman toys sit unattended in a basket.
People who live in the city were disappointed when in May this year, a mural was removed and sold to the same Mr Brandler who bought the Port Talbot painting.
The artwork showing a girl hula-hooping with a bicycle tyre had appeared on the gable of a hair salon in October 2020.
An artwork showing a star being chiselled from an EU flag appeared in May 2017 on the gable of a building near the ferry terminal which connects the UK to mainland Europe.
It was whitewashed over in September 2019.