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17th July 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. This month we caught up with Nzie who was working on Leake Street as part of the #Do1Cancer Paint Jam (which went on to raise over £1000 for MacMillan Cancer). Name Lenz Graffiti Name NZIE Website www.nzie.co.uk Social Media Handles Click here to follow on Instagram Click here to follow on Facebook What age did you get into graffiti? I started tagging, dubbing and running around the trains and tracks in the late 90’s. Who is your favourite street […]
12th July 2018

Offering inventive authenticity with contemporary style and shunning the normal Vietnamese pho found elsewhere in the capital, Banh Bao Brothers serves lunches and dinners of noodles and Banh Baos, together with a wide range of Vietnamese inspired cocktails. The restaurant’s core dish is the Banh Bao – the Brothers’ take on the traditional Vietnamese breakfast bao that can be eaten at any time of day. Co-Owner Chris explains: “The traditional Banh Bao is a steamed dish made with minced pork, Chinese sausage and a quail’s egg. Like all our dishes, every part of it – including the bao – is […]
3rd July 2018

Art Night is London’s largest free contemporary arts festival. Each year the festival partners with a leading cultural institution and curator, focusing on a different area of London to explore its distinctive identity, culture and architecture through various forms of art. This year, Art Night heads south of the river for the first time: the 2018 trail will transform the Thames riverbank between the South Bank and Battersea Power Station, via Vauxhall and Nine Elms, taking place in iconic and off-the-beaten-track venues. Ralph Rugoff and the Hayward Gallery team have curated projects by 12 internationally renowned artists to coincide with […]
12th June 2018

And we are go….! As revealed in Time Out, this Saturday 16th June will mark phase one of the opening of Leake Street Arches. Following investment into the sensitive restoration of the railway arches, as well as the introduction of a new, state-of-the-art lighting system, (designed in collaboration with graffiti artists to better showcase their work) Leake Street Arches will be home to eight new independent businesses. The completion of phase one this week, sees the official opening of Banh Bao Brothers, Draughts Waterloo, Aures London and Rat Bar @ 26 Leake Street. Smuggling in new flavours from the old […]
11th June 2018

If you’ve visited the newest resident at Leake Street Arches, the brilliant Banh Bao Brothers, you might have noticed the fun and unique illustrations used both within the space and throughout their marketing collateral. These animated cartoons merge creativity with delicious offerings such as Purple Pork Broth, Sticky Wings and Chicken Croquettes on the food front, and a too-good-to-choose choice of drinks, with a Chocolate Confucius cocktail, T-Total Jackfruit Fizz and Vietnamese Coffee. So before you sample the lip-smacking fare, here’s some impressive dinner chat about how cartoons came to the fore…. Cartoons began their life in the eighteenth century […]