After that episode of Game of Thrones which aired this week, some people at I Love MCR HQ have been rocking back and forth in a corner not really knowing what to do with our lives anymore.

But don’t worry, you won’t find any spoilers here. We hate spoilers.

Celebrating fan favourite Maisie Williams, Manchester is obviously 100% Team Arya Stark when it comes to Game of Thrones – and TBH we couldn’t agree more.

A giant mural of the actress, who first portrayed Arya aged just 13 in the show’s debut in 2011 – popped up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. And it didn’t take long before the legendary street art went viral.

The mural was created by French graffiti artist Akse P19, who has been creating amazing street art in Manchester since 1997.

Depicting a defiant Arya, the Stevenson Square artwork shows the Stark middle child ready for battle. And if you’ve seen Season 8 Episode 3, better known as The Long Night, you’ll know why.

Akse, who has previously created a mural of Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister on the hit show, was spotted in the Northern Quarter yesterday battling the elements to get the mural finished.

He is also the artist behind the huge Mark E Smith mural on the wall of Prestwich chippy Chips@No.8.

The new Game of Thrones artwork is part of outdoor project Outhouse MCR. Every three months the famous three blocks are reworked with the aim of inspiring anyone and everyone visiting the Northern Quarter.

The project has been providing incredible street art to the people of Manchester since 2010 and is supported by independent arts and crafts shop Fred Aldous.  Their other significant projects including the iconic Manchester bee created following the Manchester Arena attack in 2017 and a David Bowie mural.

If you fancy seeing the mural for yourself, head down to Stevenson Square and you can’t miss it! But hurry, as it won’t be around forever.

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