HUNDREDS of bricks have been painted yellow to pave the way for a weekend that will see Bradford City Park transformed into a magical Munchkinland.
Community artist Shanaz Gulzar and volunteers were at Uriah Woodhead’s warehouse in Canal Road, Bradford, getting the bricks ready for their role at the heart of the city’s Echoes of Oz project which will take over the mirror pool in the city centre from October 9 to October 11.
Visitors will be invited to follow the yellow brick road over those three days to explore The Wizard of Oz-inspired playground which will take four days to build, starting on Monday.
The bricks will form the road famous in the film which starred Judy Garland and be built into 66 platforms that will part cross the pool – the fountains will also be on and shoot halfway up the stepping stones – those brave souls daring enough to cross them will also be able to reach three fun foam islands, said Ms Gulzar, 43, who is based in Keighley.
“I wanted to create something that was really playful and built on the fun spirit that Bradford people have already created at the mirror pool. It’s a fantastic, happy space,” she said.
There will also be a yellow carpet for people to promenade along and yellow vinyl in a swirling shape in the pool.