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6th June 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. Name Kayleigh Marshall Graffiti Name Marshall Art Life Website www.marshallartlife.com Social Channels Follow Kayleigh on Instagram here Follow Kayleigh on Twitter here What age did you get into graffiti? My Art Life only began 2 years ago when I quit my corporate job at 23 to go full time as an artist. And only as recently as one year ago did I pick up my first spray paint can and start making a mess. I work with a lot […]
21st May 2018

It was church services at Easter in the tenth century that popularised theatrical entertainment in Britain, and by the fourteenth century, it was standard practice to perform Bible stories. From the mid-fifteenth century hundreds of indoor and outdoor theatres were emerging in London, the most famous being the Globe, well-known for staging Shakespeare’s works. Experimental theatre (also known as avant-garde theatre) began in Western theatre in the late 19th century with Alfred Jarry and his Ubu plays as a rejection of both the age in particular and, in general, the dominant ways of writing and producing plays. The term has […]
18th May 2018

With Royal Wedding fever hotting up, it’s great to see London based artist Pegasus, pay tribute to Harry and Meghan with a multi-layered stencil piece based on one of their engagement photos. In this feature for the BBC, the artist talks about his interest in Royalty and how he went about creating the piece. Below we take a look at some other graffiti pieces linked to the Royal Family… 10. The Queen by Bansky 9. Diana by Rich Simmons 8. Meghan by Pegasus 7. Will and Kate by Bambi 6. Prince Charles by Banksy 5. The Queen by End less 4. […]
4th May 2018

Back in May 2008, Banksy held an exhibition called The Cans Festival in Leake Street, which launched our humble tunnel to fame. Banksy of course, needs no introduction. The anonymous street artist who started out in Bristol, has contributed towards forming strong political and artistic narratives and become one of the most recognised names in the street art world (if not the art world as a whole). In 2010, his documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop (for which he received an Academy Award for Best Documentary) debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. If people hadn’t heard about Banksy before, they certainly had after […]
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 […]