A stunning mural has been created to welcome visitors to a brand new stage at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.

Yorkshire artist Sam Porter, who has created murals across the district, has painted the piece for the launch of the new GYS Stage.

The colourful mural aims to capture the very best of the Great Yorkshire Show, blending agriculture and countryside. 

Sam said:

“It’s been amazing to do a mural in such beautiful surroundings with nature all around.

“I like to try and represent endangered species in murals I do and to highlight that wherever I can.

“It was challenging to incorporate as many animals as I did within the mural but I am really happy with the end result and I hope all the visitors to the show can enjoy the mural for many years to come.”

Artist Sam Porter and Show Director Charles Mills.

The new GYS Stage will feature big-name farming stars each day of the Great Yorkshire Show, in the former fashion show building. 

Television presenter Christine Talbot will also be hosting a chat show on the new GYS Stage, whilst celebrities will meet fans afterwards in a ‘meet & greet’ zone.

This will include Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, Popstar turned farmer JB Gill, TV host Matt Baker MBE, Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and Peter Wright of The Yorkshire Vet.

Charles Mills, Show Director, said:

“What a wonderful way to celebrate the very best of the Great Yorkshire Show with an inspirational and vibrant mural.

“This is the first time we have commissioned a local artist to do something like this and it really does bring a splash of colour to this corner of the Showground for our visitors.”

Tickets are now on sale for the Great Yorkshire Show which will run from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th July 2022.

Tickets must be purchased in advance – there will be no ticket sales on the gates – and they will be day specific to manage numbers attending.

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