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23rd April 2018

For decades, left unloved and uncared for, railway arches were considered grotty places and left to rot and ruin. Nowadays, Network Rail rents arches to more than 7,000 small businesses across London. By working with developers, many of these architectural stalwarts of Victorian Britain have been brought back to life, so they can be enjoyed by discerning city dwellers. Leake Street Arches is one such example, with eight former railway arches next to the famous Graffiti Tunnel being redeveloped by LCR to provide a curated collection of independent restaurants and bars that capture the essence of urban culture. In addition […]
17th April 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. Last month, we caught up with Gustavo Nénão who was in London for the Fraternity Without Borders exhibition at the Brazilian Embassy. In his downtime, he painted the stunning Stephen Hawking tribute on Leake Street. Name Gustavo Bordin Graffiti Name Nénão Website www.gustavonenao.com Social Media Handles Follow Gustavo on Instagram here Follow Gustavo on Facebook here What age did you get into graffiti? I started in graffiti in 1994, 24 years ago. Who is your favourite street artist? Os […]
8th April 2018

Leake Street has become a popular location for dance video shoots and last month, we welcomed The London Spring Tour (LST) to film their finale video. LST is an invitation-only dance intensive for advanced dancers who want to learn about the commercial dance industry in London, UK. Running from 12th to 19th March, the tour included educational seminars, dance tuition, live shows, makeover and professional video shoot. Whilst the tour incorporated various styles of dance, the shoot on Leake Street primarily focused on street dance which inspired this latest blog post… B-boying, later known in mainstream media as break dancing, is an […]
21st March 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. This week, we caught up with Vane MG. Name Vanessa Graffiti Name Vane MG Website www.art-vanemg.wixsite.com/vanemg Social Media Handles @vanemg.art Follow Vanessa on Facebook here Follow Vanessa on Instagram here When did you get into graffiti? 2015 Who is your favourite street artist? From people that I met in the UK I love the girl power of Aranzazu in London and the Nolij graffiti technique too. But I should mention someone from my country (Colombia) Likmi Soberana who has […]
14th March 2018

Having worked as an assistant to Banksy and set up her own gallery in Shoreditch, Graffiti Consultant, Steph Warren, is well placed to give an overview on the differences between the two art forms. “Most people assume that Street Art and Graffiti are the same thing. Both are seen on the commute to work, appear out of the blue and (sometimes) involve artistic talent in an urban setting. However to the people wielding the spray can they couldn’t be more different. Let me give you a brief summary of each and you will notice that the two are actually polarising […]