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25th November 2019

After last year’s success transforming London’s longest graffiti tunnel into a festive urban paradise, Miracle on Leake Street is back, and it’s even more Christmasy! Incorporating a screening of Elf, a cross-dressing crooner leading a cabaret sing-song and Burlesque class, a grotty grotto, street food stalls, a wreath making workshop, an immersive Office Christmas Party experience, and heaps of snow; Miracle on Leake Street is guaranteed to warm the cockles of every cottonheaded ninny muggins this side of the candy cane mountain. We’re excited to once again be holding this free event run by WeAreWaterloo and Southbank BID at Leake […]
1st November 2019

Next month, will mark the official launch of #LeakeStreetLIVE, a new free public events programme that will bring a range of events and activations to Leake Street Arches throughout the year. Following a well-received trial of activities in September, the #LeakeStreetLIVE winter programme will see Leake Street Arches host free graffiti workshops accompanied by live music every Thursday night. The winter programme will also incorporate monthly activities such as Sunset dances (guided silent dances led by the international dance movement Secret Sunrise) and Paint Jams (where groups of artists get together to paint to a theme). To celebrate, on Thursday […]
27th September 2019

Paint Jams (where graffiti crews and collectives get together at a designated time and place to paint to a theme) are not new to Leake Street. But Saturday 21st September saw the first Paint Jam as part of our new #LeakeStreetLIVE programme. Run by Wild Style Café and SoFly, the Jam was held on World Alzheimer’s Day in association with Alzheimer’s Society. SoFly (aka Sophy Robson) has been running the #LeakeStreetLIVE free beginners graffiti workshops for us throughout September. Each Friday, she teaches groups of up to 20 people a few key skills before handing the sprays over to them […]
22nd August 2019

This Autumn sees the launch of #LeakeStreetLIVE, a new free public events programme that will bring a range of events and activations to Leake Street Arches. September will feature a variety of taster experiences before the full programme launches officially in November. #LeakeStreetLIVE supports the Leake Street Arches ethos of celebrating urban culture and creativity by providing immersive experiences that everyone can get involved in. The September programme will include graffiti lessons, dance classes, graffiti talks, live music and a paint jam. GRAFFITI WORKSHOPSEvery Thursday, visitors can take part in a graffiti class led by Sophy Robson (aka SOFLY). Sophy […]
19th July 2019

Due to popular demand (and a heavy volume of requests sliding into our DMs), Leake Street Arches will now be holding regular ‘light shows’ at lunchtime and after-work. The state-of-the-art lighting system has previously only been used for special events but ongoing interest means we will now be lighting up Leake Street on a daily basis. From 12pm to 2pm each day, the lights will be set to alternate between a linear blue and magenta whilst in the evenings, from 5pm to 8pm, the moving rainbow setting will be in full effect.   Designed by Nulty, the main objective of […]