A British artist has put in a Brexit phone box in Germany ‘to extend a hand of friendship to Europe’, he mentioned.
John Byford, 54, painted the phone box in the European Union colours of yellow and blue however changed the star that represents the UK with a tragic emoji.
The artwork undertaking, referred to as ‘two voices’, has satisfaction of place in the Market Place of the German metropolis of Bad Gandersheim and might be formally opened by the mayor there on Monday, September 23.
Speaking from contained in the phone box, John informed Metro.co.uk: ‘I’ve had a heat reception from the locals. Some shouted “wunderbar” and a few even gave me a hug.
‘Brexit even dominates the headlines over here and it makes people sad but I want people to know that despite our country leaving the EU our friendship will continue.’
The phone box is crammed with books from round Europe together with journey guides, cooking books and dictionaries and John hopes that individuals who go to will add to his assortment.
It is the third phone box he has created after he opened up a ‘Made in England’ exhibition in Bad Gandersheim in 2012, a metropolis twinned with John’s residence city of Skegness.
His first phone box inspired individuals to go to the Lincolnshire coast and his second paid tribute to those that misplaced their lives throughout WW1 to mark its centenary 12 months.
John added: ‘The phone box has at all times been a device to speak.
‘Even though this one no longer has a working phone, it gets across that message of continuing friendship.’