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8th April 2018

Leake Street has become a popular location for dance video shoots and last month, we welcomed The London Spring Tour (LST) to film their finale video. LST is an invitation-only dance intensive for advanced dancers who want to learn about the commercial dance industry in London, UK. Running from 12th to 19th March, the tour included educational seminars, dance tuition, live shows, makeover and professional video shoot. Whilst the tour incorporated various styles of dance, the shoot on Leake Street primarily focused on street dance which inspired this latest blog post… B-boying, later known in mainstream media as break dancing, is an […]
21st March 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. This week, we caught up with Vane MG. Name Vanessa Graffiti Name Vane MG Website www.art-vanemg.wixsite.com/vanemg Social Media Handles @vanemg.art Follow Vanessa on Facebook here Follow Vanessa on Instagram here When did you get into graffiti? 2015 Who is your favourite street artist? From people that I met in the UK I love the girl power of Aranzazu in London and the Nolij graffiti technique too. But I should mention someone from my country (Colombia) Likmi Soberana who has […]
21st March 2018

House of Vans is a place where imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops and concert stages, inspiring every person who runs, rolls, or stomps through its door. Always embracing and fuelling creative expression through art, music, skateboarding, BMX, street culture and fashion; the space offers a solid platform for the local communities to experience and engage with Vans’ ‘Off The Wall’ spirit. With creative expression at the forefront; The House of Vans London is showcasing an art gallery, a VansLab artist incubator space, cinema, live music venue, premium café and bars, gifting suite and skater built and […]
14th March 2018

Having worked as an assistant to Banksy and set up her own gallery in Shoreditch, Graffiti Consultant, Steph Warren, is well placed to give an overview on the differences between the two art forms. “Most people assume that Street Art and Graffiti are the same thing. Both are seen on the commute to work, appear out of the blue and (sometimes) involve artistic talent in an urban setting. However to the people wielding the spray can they couldn’t be more different. Let me give you a brief summary of each and you will notice that the two are actually polarising […]
12th March 2018

London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. The below rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone: Graffiti and street art are permitted, and actively encouraged, on the walls and ceilings of the Leake Street Tunnel. Graffiti outside the authorised area will be removed. Graffiti featuring sexism, racism or advertising will be removed […]