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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 […]
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. […]