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3rd July 2018

On Saturday 7th July, in celebration of London Pride, the leading women’s dating brand, HER Social App, is throwing their biggest event yet at 26 Leake Street. Held in the iconic Leake Street Arches, HER will welcome a night of beautiful strangers, celebratory intimacy and dirty beats all night. Originally founded in London in 2013, HER subsequently moved its offices to the US, and now has just over 3m users in over 55 countries (making it the world’s largest dating / social networking app and events company for LGBTQ+ women and queer people globally). Featuring an industrial dance tunnel, guests […]
12th June 2018

And we are go….! As revealed in Time Out, this Saturday 16th June will mark phase one of the opening of Leake Street Arches. Following investment into the sensitive restoration of the railway arches, as well as the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art lighting system, (designed in collaboration with graffiti artists to better showcase their work) Leake Street Arches will be home to eight new independent businesses. The completion of phase one this week, sees the official opening of Banh Bao Brothers, Draughts Waterloo, Aures London and Rat Bar @ 26 Leake Street. Smuggling in new flavours from the old […]
11th June 2018

If you’ve visited the newest resident at Leake Street Arches, the brilliant Banh Bao Brothers, you might have noticed the fun and unique illustrations used both within the space and throughout their marketing collateral. These animated cartoons merge creativity with delicious offerings such as Purple Pork Broth, Sticky Wings and Chicken Croquettes on the food front, and a too-good-to-choose choice of drinks, with a Chocolate Confucius cocktail, T-Total Jackfruit Fizz and Vietnamese Coffee. So before you sample the lip-smacking fare, here’s some impressive dinner chat about how cartoons came to the fore…. Cartoons began their life in the eighteenth century […]
6th June 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. Name Kayleigh Marshall Graffiti Name Marshall Art Life Website www.marshallartlife.com Social Channels Follow Kayleigh on Instagram here Follow Kayleigh on Twitter here What age did you get into graffiti? My Art Life only began 2 years ago when I quit my corporate job at 23 to go full time as an artist. And only as recently as one year ago did I pick up my first spray paint can and start making a mess. I work with a lot […]
21st May 2018

It was church services at Easter in the tenth century that popularised theatrical entertainment in Britain, and by the fourteenth century, it was standard practice to perform Bible stories. From the mid-fifteenth century hundreds of indoor and outdoor theatres were emerging in London, the most famous being the Globe, well-known for staging Shakespeare’s works. Experimental theatre (also known as avant-garde theatre) began in Western theatre in the late 19th century with Alfred Jarry and his Ubu plays as a rejection of both the age in particular and, in general, the dominant ways of writing and producing plays. The term has […]