Sarah gets a taste for Eel Pie Island magic

Sarah gets a taste for Eel Pie Island magic

A long-lost mural from a legendary 1960s rhythm and blues venue has been brought back to life by a London art and design student.

The painting of a jazz band was once part of Twickenham’s Eel Pie Island Hotel, which hosted music icons like The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Eric Clapton.

The hotel burned down in 1971, but Richmond upon Thames College student Sarah Blackwell, aged 18, recreated the mural using a black and white photo of the original for an exhibition on the island’s history.

Sarah said: “I’m really pleased with the end result and will be forever grateful that I’ve had my own personal taste of the magic of Eel Pie Island.”