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Red sky at night, what a delight in Wolverhampton

It could be the closing shot of a picturesque film, but this image was in fact captured by City of Wolverhampton Council during sunset.

Image courtesy of @WolvesCouncil

The image, which was tweeted out on Monday, shows the view over the Banks's Beer site based just outside of the city centre.

It was taken from the Civic Centre and shows the view of the chimney tops, a car park and burnt red and orange sky.

The plumes of steam rising from the chimneys is a fitting marker for the brewery site, harking back to the industrial heritage of Wolverhampton through the decades.

Tweeting about the picture, @WolvesCouncil, said: "Amazing sunset tonight in #Wolverhampton here's the view over @BankssBeer"

The image is the latest artistic offering by Banks's which unveiled its amusing Christmas advent calendar earlier this month.

The firm's unconventional and well-known graffiti campaign has seen the brewery transform a disused, boarded-up building into a giant, 11-metre-tall advent calendar.

Each of the 25 windows on the old Brewbaker's building reveals a cheeky Christmas-themed graffiti design and witty commentary aiming to subvert the season’s conventions.

Banks’s beers have been brewed at Park Brewery, Wolverhampton since 1875. It is the key Black Country ale of city-based beer and pubs giant Marston's, which has just revealed record breaking sales figures of £1bn and profits of £100m.