14th January 2019

London’s biggest, boldest, bravest arts and entertainment festival returns to Waterloo this month! Now in its seventh year, VAULT Festival will run from 23 January to 17 March and will present over 400 shows from over 2,000 artists. Whilst it’s home remains at the Vaults Theatre at Leake Street Arches, the ongoing growth of the festival means performances will also be held across other Waterloo venues. With eight weeks of theatre and comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance and late night parties, there is a HUGE variety to choose from, so over the coming weeks, we’ll be breaking the shows […]
11th January 2019

What better way to start the new year than with the return of VAULT festival to Leake Street Arches?! Now in its seventh year, VAULT Festival, is one of the largest curated arts festivals in the world and in 2019 will welcome more than 400 shows to Waterloo. Running from 23rd January to 17th March with the best in new writing for theatre and comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance and late night parties, the exciting and diverse programme features shows from more than 2,000 artists. This year, performances will take place across Waterloo with multiple spaces located underground in […]
6th December 2018

What d’you get when you combine a FREE screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol, a drag queen, cheesy Christmas karaoke, promo reindeers and heaps of snow in London’s largest legal graffiti tunnel? A Christmas Miracle that’s what… namely, a Miracle on Leake Street! This community event has been designed to put a smile on the face of even the most Scroogiest of Scrooges! Run by WeAreWaterloo and South Bank BID with proceeds going to the Waterloo Legal Advice Service, this festive get together will be held at Leake Street Arches on Tuesday 18th December from 6-9pm. A world away from […]
20th November 2018

Leake Street Arches is a celebration of urban culture and creativity. From Leake Street’s early beginnings playing host to Banksy’s Cans Festival (which turned the tunnel into London’s largest legal graffiti wall) to where it is today (home to a growing collection of independent businesses), this Waterloo hideaway is a thriving hub of activity. The ever changing walls, which provide a canvas for street artists, are a much sought after backdrop for other creatives. From photographers, dancers, fashion designers, yoga practitioners, singers, musicians, skateboarders, actors, mime artists, make-up artists, stylists and everything in between, a walk down Leake Street will […]
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 […]