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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 […]
24th October 2018

Halloween festivities get bigger and better each year and London is now rivalling many US cities for its creative celebrations. Check out the range of activities taking place on or near Leake Street Arches… 1. The Church at 26 Leake Street For this year’s Halloween celebration, The Church are doing Day of the Dead at 26 Leake Street. They’ll be infusing the Church, carnival, theatre, DJ, live music and unadulterated partying to bring you a day of the dead like no other. Dress up, don’t dress up, dress up in Halloween or Day of the Dead. Come as you are, […]
22nd October 2018

We’ve dated in the dark, we’ve dined in the dark…next up is listening to music in the dark! Next month, Aures London, who are on track to becoming Europe’s first five sensory immersive events venue, are welcoming Pitchblack Playback to Leake Street Arches. Pitchblack Playback is a series of listening sessions which invite the music-loving public to hear upcoming album releases and classic LPs like never before in intimate spaces. To ensure there are no distractions and that listeners are totally immersed in the music, events are staged in the dark. Pitchblack Playback events aren’t  aimed at audiophiles; they’re simply […]