New talent abounds at the Curious Duke Gallery in the latest of our Spotlight series

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by guest blogger, the Curious Duke Gallery’s Sinead Loftus There is a corner of London that introduces art lovers to new artists from the UK and abroad, and that corner is East London’s… Continue reading

Sculpture in the City 2016 lands in London and brings public art to the centre of the city

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Sculpture in the city, the free annual art event which places sculpture in spots around the city of London has once again returned. With a variety of art on display, there are 19… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow aims to bring her special brand of felt magic to create a fabric convenience store in New York

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There simply is no stopping Lucy Sparrow.  From launching her highly successful ‘Cornershop‘ project in London’s Bethnal Green in 2014 she has taken the art world by storm with a series of immersive… Continue reading

Photos from the Whitecross Street party 2016 as the street artists and musicians take over

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It’s one of the best and friendliest festivals of the year and one that we keep coming back to here on Inspiring City, not least because it’s also held on one of the… Continue reading

A quick street art tour of Camden in London

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Camden is certainly one of the best spots to see street art in the City of London.  It’s a place that we return back to again and again especially as, over the past… Continue reading

Thousands march in London to demonstrate against Brexit and to support the European Union

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An estimated fifty thousand people marched through London from Hyde Park to Westminster in order to show their support for the EU and their disdain at what they saw as the lies told by… Continue reading

Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park Soanes Centre gets a street art makeover

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Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park, the green eco oasis in the middle of the sprawling urban environment of Mile End has been having a bit of a makeover of late courtesy of some of… Continue reading

Cities of Hope brings some of the World’s top street artists to Manchester

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Some of the World’s biggest names in street art descended on Manchester’s urban Northern Quarter over the month of May to take part in Cities of Hope, a street festival aimed at raising… Continue reading

Street art in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and where to find it

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Manchester’s Northern Quarter has received a makeover as street artists from around the World descended on the city to take part in the Cities of Hope festival. The area was already a good… Continue reading

Spotlight on Sarah Fosse an artist with a unique view of London

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Sarah Fosse is an artist whose work we’ve enjoyed for a while here on Inspiring City.  It’s her unique views of London, the city in which we live which caught our imagination.  Using… Continue reading

Meeting of Styles UK returns to Shoreditch in London for 2016

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One of the biggest street art events of the year ‘Meeting of Styles’ has returned to Shoreditch for the third year running.  More specifically the Nomadic Community Gardens has hosted the event for… Continue reading

Sara Le Roy showcases her 3D Tales in the Truman Brewery

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We don’t often feature pop up shows here on Inspiring City but wandering around the former courtyard of the Truman Brewery the other week we came across an interesting one. 3D Tales by… Continue reading

The Seven Stars on Brick Lane the former murky East End pub which is now a street art hotspot

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It often gets featured and it often gets visited, in fact no self respecting street art connoisseur misses it when visiting the area and that’s because the Seven Stars car park at the… Continue reading

Street Art duo Clandestinos paint shipping containers on the Haggerston Riviera

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Shipping containers on the Regents Canal in Haggerston have received a makeover courtesy of art duo Clandestinos.  The riviera as it is known to the locals is just a short walk from Haggerston… Continue reading

Dan Rawlings burns and cuts his way through to his first solo show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Fresh off the back of his maze of art and live performances at the Goods Shed in Stroud, artist Dan Rawlings is heading to London to cut his mark on all things scrap… Continue reading

Femme Fierce returns for 2016 with another all female jam in the Leake Street Tunnel

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Femme Fierce returned for it’s third annual outing in the Leake Street tunnel although on a lesser scale from previous events and not this time taking place on International Women’s Day. Instead the… Continue reading

Shakespeare’s Lost Playhouse: The Curtain Theatre

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Last month saw the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In those 400 years, no other writer has made such an indelible mark on British culture and world literature. Shakespeare is believed to have… Continue reading

Cheo creates ‘Mr Graff’ the newest member of the Mr Men family

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As part of their 45th anniversary celebrations the team behind the Mr Men and Little Miss characters have teamed up with Upfest, Europe’s largest live street and urban art festival,  to introduce the latest member… Continue reading

Spotlight on Portuguese street artist KAS painting puzzles around Europe

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Portuguese but now living in Brussels, KAS started writing graffiti back in 1999 on the streets of Porto before taking a break only to relaunch himself back in 2014. “I paint on the… Continue reading

Yvonne Wayling and Kim Tong combine to create some compulsive beauty in Greenwich

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We are back at the Ben Oakley for what is the first show this year for the shabby chic gallery under the covers of the new completely remodelled Greenwich Market. There, Ben Oakley… Continue reading

Nomadic Community Gardens just might be one of the coolest spots to hang out in London right now

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From a barren patch of waste ground to a bustling hive of share and share alike community goodness, the Nomadic Community Gardens has evolved dramatically over the past year and it’s quite remarkable… Continue reading

Spotlight on Elno the Spanish street artist making her mark on London

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It’s a couple of years since we first met Elno, the Spanish artist who first appeared on the London scene during the 2014 Femme Fierce festival. There, with her pink hair blending into… Continue reading

Andrew Millar breathes life into the polaroid with a unique show in London

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Following the closure of the Polaroid company in 2008, Polaroid artists were thrown into despair over their future; never has a modern art form been cut off so abruptly. That was until the… Continue reading

Street artists combine to paint murals of endangered animals in Tower Hamlets

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The hugely anticipated ‘Endangered ‘event saw some of the countries best environmental artists descend upon the railway arches of Mile End and leave the residents of this part of the Tower Hamlets with some… Continue reading

Much anticipated Fanakapan solo show launches at BSMT Space in Dalston

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There’s not many shows where you actually guarantee the level of interest will be so high that the guest list books out and anyone who is anyone will want to get along to… Continue reading

Spotlight on Dan Kitchener as he brings his light, neon and Geishas to Brick Lane

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We first met Dan Kitchener in 2012. He was one of the first artists we came across at the very start of this blog when he was painting a giant wall on the… Continue reading

Paint Your London turns Walthamstow into a street art hot spot

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Walthamstow has been having a lot going on street art wise for the past few years now but this month’s ‘Paint Your London‘ festival is really starting to tip the balance in terms… Continue reading

Culture map of Shoreditch gives visitors some hot tips on where to go and what to see

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A culture map of Shoreditch has been created by the developers of the ‘The Stage’, the development taking place around the around of Curtain Road and Hewett Street on the edge of the… Continue reading

Environmental artists prepare to draw attention to endangered species by painting railway arches in Tower Hamlets

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Environmental artists are preparing to create a series of murals in Tower Hamlets as part of an awareness raising project to highlight the plight of endangered animals around the world. Organised as a… Continue reading

Street art in Europe, the best artists and where to find them

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We cover a lot of London street art here on Inspiring City,  it’s where we live and the street art we see is pretty cool.  A lot of it though from people from all… Continue reading

Kate Knight paints fragile things in a show which draws attention to threatened species

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We’ve all spent a few Sundays tucked up under a duvet watching David Attenborough documentaries, after all he is the nation’s favourite Granddad, however we don’t all channel our fascination with animals into ground… Continue reading

Andrea Tyrimos paints telephone box on Southampton Row to create public art statement on air pollution

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A month in the making and a disused telephone box on Southampton Row in Holborn has received a street art makeover courtesy of fine artist Andrea Tyrimos. Part of a project with Public… Continue reading

Street art and graffiti in Hackney Wick is this the new Shoreditch

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Hackney Wick has developed over the past few years, once an industrial hub it is now the trendy bohemian neighbour of the Olympic village, just over the River Lea you can see the… Continue reading

Portraits of the artists of Femme Fierce taken in the Leake Street tunnel

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Portraits of the Femme Fierce artists taken during the 2015 festival have been released by photographer Lewis Phillips.  Lewis, a good friend of this blog, has spent a lot of time documenting the art… Continue reading

Birthday celebrations lead to a graffiti jam at Mile End skate park

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Mile End skate park isn’t a place we get to very often.  There’s a leisure centre, a running track a leisure centre and a whole bunch of five a side courts alongside the park… Continue reading

Neoh exhibits at the Moorfields Eye Hospital with Vandal Therapy

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Street artist Neoh who by day works as an art therapist with the Outsider Gallery has chosen a corridor of one of London’s best known hospitals to exhibit his first solo show. ‘Vandal… Continue reading

Street art comes to Tooting as artists create a gallery near Tooting Broadway market

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Tooting Broadway market has found itself at the centre of a mini street art takeover with artists flocking to area in order to decorate the little access road to the side of the… Continue reading

Art duo Static Press Play on their show at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery

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An 80’s video game themed art show from Walthamstow based duo Static has been capturing the imagination at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in Soho. Called ‘Press Play’ it’s a homage to the iconic… Continue reading

Facadism the laziest and most unsatisfying form of preservation is causing irreparable damage to Spitalfields and to London

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Possibly the laziest and most unsatisfying form of ‘preservation’ is the current fad of preserving the facade of an old building, only to completely gut the interior and replace it with an entirely… Continue reading

The Doodle Man doodles on walls around Shoreditch and prepares for a show at the Hoxton Gallery

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The Doodle Man has been doodling, and doodling and, well, doodling.  Most recently spending the best part of five days scribbling across the walls of a makeshift underpass formed by some builders hoardings… Continue reading

Sam Peacock unveils his new collection and draws inspiration from the myth and legend of the Sussex Peninsula

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Sam Peacock is an artist we’ve followed for a while here on Inspiring City.  We interviewed him once at his home in South West London where in his garage he has a makeshift… Continue reading

Hanna Benihoud creates A Labour of Love and is an artist to watch for 2016

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You may not yet have seen the creations of ‘A Labour of Love’ from artist and architect Hanna Benihoud, but it is a fair prediction to say she’ll be a name to know by the… Continue reading

Elle and Marina Zumi visit London and leave some street art to remember

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So it’s often the case, you leave the house with the intention to do one thing and then circumstances take over and you go in a whole different direction. For me today was… Continue reading

Saatchi Gallery showcases some of the World’s best female street art talent with ‘XX: a moment in time’

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The Saatchi Gallery has moved back into the world of street art with a group show featuring some of the top names from around the street art world. Reading like a who’s who… Continue reading

Andrea Tyrimos brings fine art to the streets of London as part of her BRICK project

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Andrea Tyrimos is one of our favourite artists.  A fine art graduate her art is a labour of love and requires hours and days of patient work.  Yet despite this she has managed… Continue reading

Street artist Furia Ack paints giant portrait of Donald Trump and then provides eggs for passers by to throw at it

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Street artist Furia Ack, well known for his black and white portraits on the streets of London took his art to a whole new interactive level by painting a portrait of Donald Trump just… Continue reading

Where to find Shakespearean Theatres in Bankside, Shoreditch and Elizabethan London

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Think of Shakespearean Theatre and you might generally think of the Globe on the South Bank.  But that’s not the whole story of this golden age, the birth of theatre-going in England. Although… Continue reading

Blackall Street Paint Jam celebrates one full year of London Calling

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Our friends at London Calling are celebrating one full year of blogging and what better way to mark the occasion than with an all out paint jam in one of London’s most popular… Continue reading

New talent Karis Knight unveils her latest work at the Curious Duke Gallery

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The new talent that is Karis Knight is certainly one to watch. Her ever-growing CV boasts murals at Topshop’s London flagship store, and more exhibitions under her belt than you would expect for… Continue reading

Lumiere lights up London and transforms the city with a spectacular show

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Lumiere London saw the city transformed with light sculptures brightening up some of the city’s best loved landmarks. The festival organised by the arts charity Artichoke and sponsored by the great and good… Continue reading