15th April 2019

Having opened in February,  Mandela: The Official Exhibition is now half way through its residency at 26 Leake Street. To celebrate this mid-way point, Mandela LATES have been launched to give London office workers the opportunity to see the exhibition after normal closing hours and enjoy a number of exclusive food and drink offers from venues within the Leake Street Arches community. Mandela LATES will run every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm with tickets costing just £10. This touring exhibition, created in partnership with Mandela’s family, reveals his epic story in a series of experiential zones. It takes visitors on […]
6th March 2019

After eight incredible weeks of theatre, comedy, cabaret and immersive performances and parties, VAULT festival comes to a close on 17th March. The last late-night event of the Festival, RUCKUS, also coincides with St Patrick’s Day, meaning it will be a barnstorming booze-up and a raucous night with the friendliest mobsters in town! Award-winning immersive theatre company ​SPECIFIQ​ invites guests to their underground world of Peaky Blinders-style gangsters and rowdy interactive mayhem,  accompanied by their traditional Paddy’s Day soundtrack of as much celtic punk as you can shake a flat-cap at. Headlining RUCKUS is ​The Lagan​, bringing their unique brand of beer-soaked […]
11th February 2019

Whilst London’s biggest, boldest and bravest arts and entertainment festival is well known for presenting over 400 theatre, comedy and cabaret experiences from more than 2,000 artists, this year the late night party scene at VAULT festival is turning things up a notch. Every Saturday throughout the festival (incorporating Valentine’s Day, St Patricks Day and the end of University Reading Week) brings a late night explosion of kitsch, quirky and downright ridiculous. Starting at 10.30pm and going on into the early hours, the LATES events include drag queens, silent discos, fake weddings, other worldly landscapes, carnival carnage, subterranean funk and […]
4th February 2019

This Friday 8th February sees the launch of Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition at Leake Street Arches. Celebrating Mandela’s life and legacy, this global museum tour is the only exhibition to be presented in collaboration with the Royal House of Mandela. Lawyer. Revolutionary. Political prisoner. World leader. Elder statesman. Symbol of the struggle against oppression. Nelson Mandela has been all these things to so many people across the world in the past 50 years and five years after his passing, he continues to remain a human rights icon and to be seen globally as an advocate for change. Nelson Mandela: […]
30th January 2019

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. Name David Graffiti Name Gnasher Website Social Media Handles Follow Gnasher on Instagram here What age did you get into graffiti? For me, it all started in 1985. The growing UK graffiti movement brought some well-known graffiti artists to my hometown of Harlow in Essex. Back then, I was an eager young graffiti writer mainly painting letters and words, but seeing these artists create characters to go with their letters inspired me to develop my own, hyper-real style […]