St Albans mural aims to brighten up area and raise money for rare birds

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 August 2018

The Bright Young Things mural. Picture: Woody Webster

The Bright Young Things mural. Picture: Woody Webster


A mural has been painted outside a tuition centre in St Albans to raise money for rare birds in the Galápagos Islands.

Bright Young Things, at 12 Ridgmont Road, organised to have the mural of blue-footed boobies and flamingoes painted across the side of the centre to raise money to protect the endangered boobies’ island home.

Woody Webster, director of the centre, said: “We had a white wall outside Bright Young Things, and we wanted to brighten the area up. We’ve had people walking in saying ‘we love your wall’.

“I designed it and got a painter to paint it. The blue booby is such a rare creature and it’s only in a really small part of the world.”

At the centre, staff are raising money through fundraising events and by selling blue socks.

Woody said: “Everyone loves flamingoes, but flamingoes and blue-footed boobies do not live together, so I’m actually ecologically incorrect.”

More news stories


Keen golfers got together to raise £12,000 for a local hospice this summer.

An application to build offices and a garage in Harpenden has sparked fears residents will have to sacrifice privacy and amenity.


A 12th-century church in Flamstead has received a donation to help save its leaking roof and valuable wall paintings.

Yesterday, 15:15

Police are investigating following a crash this morning between Welwyn Hatfield and Wheathampstead which has put a motorcyclist in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Herts Most Wanted
Herts Business Awards