3rd November 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. Name Doug Graffiti Name Questz Website N/a Social Media Handles Follow Questz on Instagram here What age did you get into graffiti? I started sketching letters after reading “spraycan art” at secondary school. I had seen graffiti being painted at my local skatepark but had never seen proper wildstyle productions. It blew my mind, and as a result I very selfishly took the book on permanent loan from the school library. I sketched letters and characters, and dropped a […]
24th October 2018

Halloween festivities get bigger and better each year and London is now rivalling many US cities for its creative celebrations. Check out the range of activities taking place on or near Leake Street Arches… 1. The Church at 26 Leake Street For this year’s Halloween celebration, The Church are doing Day of the Dead at 26 Leake Street. They’ll be infusing the Church, carnival, theatre, DJ, live music and unadulterated partying to bring you a day of the dead like no other. Dress up, don’t dress up, dress up in Halloween or Day of the Dead. Come as you are, […]
22nd October 2018

We’ve dated in the dark, we’ve dined in the dark…next up is listening to music in the dark! Next month, Aures London, who are on track to becoming Europe’s first five sensory immersive events venue, are welcoming Pitchblack Playback to Leake Street Arches. Pitchblack Playback is a series of listening sessions which invite the music-loving public to hear upcoming album releases and classic LPs like never before in intimate spaces. To ensure there are no distractions and that listeners are totally immersed in the music, events are staged in the dark. Pitchblack Playback events aren’t  aimed at audiophiles; they’re simply […]
8th October 2018

Meet & Graff is a short interview series for which we meet different graffiti artists working on Leake Street to learn more about their style. Last month we caught up with Otto Schade. The Chilean born artist is normally found painting walls near his home in Shoreditch but had made a trip to Leake Street Arches to catch up on the latest developments. Name Otto Schade Graffiti Name Osch Website Social Media Handles Follow Otto on Instagram @Otto_schade What age did you get into graffiti? I didn’t! I regard myself as a street artist rather than a graffiti artist. […]
25th September 2018

The colder weather is moving in…another reason to hit up Draughts board games café! This haven for games lovers has a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff to help customers select from their huge (over 800!) library of games. We picked the brains of Co-Founder Nick who gave us the run down on ten of the easiest games to get started with. The kind of games where you don’t need to study the rules for hours…but are great fun and create plenty of laughter!   1.       Tired of London “Tired of London is a Cards Against Humanity-type game created […]