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15th December 2017

Bigger, brighter and bolder, the Lumiere London light festival returns for a spectacular second edition! More than 40 UK and international artists reimagine London’s iconic architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. Free to visit and taking place north and south of the river Thames, the UK’s largest light festival extends its reach across the capital. Here on Leake Street, we will be welcoming Ruby, Santiago and Grey Matters; three works by multidisciplinary artist, Emma Allen. Join us on 18th to 21st January from 5.30pm. For further information, see: www.visitlondon.com/lumiere
15th December 2017

VAULT Festival is London’s biggest and boldest annual arts festival, hosting hundreds of events each year; reaching across theatre, comedy, film, live performance, and more. VAULT 2018 is the sixth annual celebration that will invite tens of thousands of Londoners to Leake Street. From January 24th to March 18th, over three hundred new shows explode across a festival of festivals in Waterloo. With new venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2018 is the biggest, fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work. From Leake Street Arches you can enter the festival for free and […]
13th December 2017

Whilst we might not fully accept that idea that “an artist is only as good as his tools”, there’s no question they play a pretty important role in the creative process! With spray providing the key component to graffiti and street art, which ones are best to use? As with all our Ten Top features, our results are pretty subjective and will always depend on what exactly the artist is using them for but the below ten are the ones we feel perform consistently well. 10. Ironlak Designed with the artist in mind, this vibrant 90 colour range performs incredibly […]
9th December 2017

#HumansOfLSA Taking inspiration from the original #HumansOfNewYork campaign that was designed to get to know the person behind the lens, our #HumansOfLSA introduces some of the characters that have helped shape Leake Street Arches. This week, we spoke to Mike Harth, Site and Technical Operations Manager at House of Vans. What did you want to be when you were a child? Initially I wanted to become a fireman, followed by architect and see where I have ended up now… Where is your happy place? On holiday with my family. What’s your first ever memory? Playing as a toddler in the […]
6th December 2017

Further to the announcement earlier this year that Lumiere London, the UK’s largest light festival, will be returning to the city in January 2018, 10 more artworks and their locations have just been revealed, including our very own piece on Leake Street! Commissioned by the Mayor of London, and produced by arts charity Artichoke, Lumiere London is the capital’s largest art event. Taking place from 18 th to 21 st January, the event is free to attend. Following the spectacular success of the first Lumiere London in January 2016, which saw 1.3 million visits over the four nights and a […]