Zebra smashes its way out of Kettering building

The zebra has been commissioned by the Bean Hive gift shop

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 9:54 am
Updated Friday, 3rd September 2021, 9:56 am

In the wake of the pandemic people are returning to our high streets - and a Kettering shop is now bursting with life and new artwork dubbed Deborah the Zebra.

The life-sized model of the front half of the famously black and white beast has been painted pink by Kettering artist Cathy Matthews to match the Bean Hive who commissioned the work.

Bursting out of the wall above the junction of Crispin Place and High Street, the zebra marks the third birthday of the independently-owned shop which is celebrating the anniversary with a Jungle Boogie party.Owner Davina Parkhouse said: "No shop third birthday would be complete without a giant pink zebra jumping out the wall! Thank you so much Cathy Matthews for her hard work in bringing this vision to life.

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The zebra is bursting out of the wall

"Visitors to the shop will have noticed some colourful additions to the exterior of the shop by Cathy. The artwork includes our angel wings and mini wings perfect for an Instagram pose and jungle inspired murals."

The Bean Hive celebrations begin on Saturday, September 4 from 10am for cake and drinks. Customers can spin the 'Wheel of Fortune' to win prizes.

Flying zebra bursts out of the Bean Hive
The shop marks its third birthday this week