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8th October 2018

Meet & Graff is a short interview series for which we meet different graffiti artists working on Leake Street to learn more about their style. Last month we caught up with Otto Schade. The Chilean born artist is normally found painting walls near his home in Shoreditch but had made a trip to Leake Street Arches to catch up on the latest developments. Name Otto Schade Graffiti Name Osch Website https://ottoschade.com Social Media Handles Follow Otto on Instagram @Otto_schade What age did you get into graffiti? I didn’t! I regard myself as a street artist rather than a graffiti artist. […]
25th September 2018

The colder weather is moving in…another reason to hit up Draughts board games café! This haven for games lovers has a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff to help customers select from their huge (over 800!) library of games. We picked the brains of Co-Founder Nick who gave us the run down on ten of the easiest games to get started with. The kind of games where you don’t need to study the rules for hours…but are great fun and create plenty of laughter!   1.       Tired of London “Tired of London is a Cards Against Humanity-type game created […]
18th September 2018

Last week, Leake Street Arches took home the Placemaking Award at the first ever London Infrastructure Awards. Set up to celebrate both globally recognised infrastructure projects and the individuals making their mark on London’s infrastructure network, the event followed a day of shared insights and debate at the London Infrastructure Summit. Held at The National Gallery, the fifth annual London Infrastructure Summit, attracted over 500 delegates and experts across business, national and London government and infrastructure providers. With infrastructure a hot topic in the press right now, the focus of the 2018 summit was on the future, with priorities after […]
5th September 2018

We’re incredibly excited to announce that this month, 26 Leake Street will be hosting a retrospective art exhibition to celebrate the career of Richard Hambleton. This major new exhibition of paintings by the seminal New York street artist will open on 13 September 2018. ‘Richard Hambleton: Shadowman’ will comprise over 60 original works and photographs, including many that are rare or previously unseen. Richard Hambleton was at the forefront of the New York street art movement in the early 1980s, working alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and quickly became known for his black ‘shadowman’ silhouettes that appeared unexpectedly in […]
25th August 2018

Bank Holiday weekend sees the arrival of Jones & Sons at Draughts Waterloo. This classical British restaurant and cocktail bar with outposts in Dalston and Angel, has taken over the kitchens at Draughts Waterloo to provide an enhanced food experience to visitors. Founded by Andy Jones in 2013, Jones & Sons is a place to meet, eat, and drink, with an emphasis on well prepared honest British food of the highest quality & artisan cocktails from around the world. After five successful years owning Jones & Sons Dalston and establishing a loyal following, Jones & Sons Angel opened in June […]