Re:imagined a show from ‘What I see when I look at’ raises money for Parkinsons at the Store Street Gallery

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It’s a packed evening in central London for the second outing of graphic designer Robert John’s re:imagined show, part of the wider artistic project ‘what I see when I look at‘. That project… Continue reading

Meet ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as she launches her first solo show in Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane

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We first got to know Sara from ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as a fellow blogging kindred spirit given that she has for sometime written the cool lifestyle blog Hello the Mushroom. Now the mushroom herself… Continue reading

Graffiti tributes to the Grenfell Tower appear in West London

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Graffiti tributes commemorating the victims of the Grenfell Tower have been appearing in West London most notably under the westway underpass close to where the tragic fire took place. It’s not an uncommon… Continue reading

Street art mural takes centre stage at the London Food Month Night Market

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There’s not many more satisfying ways to spend a lazy Friday evening than pottering around Kensington Gardens, basking in some rare summers sun and hunting out street art. Throw in some food and… Continue reading

The Street Art of Chrisp Street in Poplar

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The concrete pedestrianised area of Chrisp Street and it’s market are not generally found at the top of any must see street art visitors list but, look closer, and there are some gems… Continue reading

Barcelona the creative city with a graffiti soul and a street art heart

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It’s typical that when you return from a place it’s only then that you realise just how much of the place you didn’t see and how much you missed. Never mind that you… Continue reading

Brockley street art festival brings urban art back to South London

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The third Brockley street art festival has seen street artists return to paint the walls of the South London borough. Taking place over a week the festival ties in with the popular arts… Continue reading

ATM talks about his giant bird mural on Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow

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ATM has become well known for his giant classic paintings of birds. They’ve popped up all over London and indeed in spots around the rest of the country for the past few years… Continue reading

Meet Robert Burt the founder of Base Elements gallery in Barcelona

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It’s like an Aladdin’s cave of artistic goodies. We have just entered the ‘sotano’ or the basement of the Base Elements urban art gallery in Barcelona’s gothic quarter despite protestations that it’s a… Continue reading

Where to see street art and graffiti in the Poblenou area of Barcelona

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For the next of our ebookers ‘My Barcelona‘ series on street art and graffiti in Barcelona and following on from our ‘Top street artists to see in Barcelona‘ post we focus this time… Continue reading

The Top 20 street artists to see in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the best places in Spain to see street art.  It’s a city with a vibrant artistic culture and everywhere you go, art jumps out at you and from a… Continue reading

Ten of the Best Galleries to see street and urban art in London

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There are some great galleries in London and we enjoy going to as many as we can in order to see some of the best art around.  In particular those galleries that showcase… Continue reading

Meet Ema Marinova the founder and curator of London’s 1963 Gallery as she launches her one year anniversary show

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We have gatecrashed the Citizen M!  Originally planning on using the Shoreditch based hotel’s mezzanine level as the location for our interview, we have inadvertently stumbled upon an art show in progress.  It’s… Continue reading

Lora Zombie visits Camden in London and leaves three beautiful street art murals

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Russian street artist Lora Zombie has paid another visit to London this time spending her time in Camden where she has left three pieces.  It’s a city she must enjoy visiting as it… Continue reading

Graffiti and street art legends of Shoreditch and London’s East End Mob

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London’s East End is well known as the hub of the graffiti and street art scene of the city. Areas like Shoreditch and Brick Lane have long  hosted iconic works from mysterious artists… Continue reading

Tribute to Ingrid Beazley the street art pioneer who founded the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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It’s an odd thing to say in 2017 that there should still be street art pioneers but in Ingrid Beazley, who died last week, we really did have a leading light. She took… Continue reading

The street art murals of Wood Street in Walthamstow

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Walthamstow is always a place we like going to.  It’s got a vibrant young feel to it and creative types seem to be flocking up the Victoria line at the moment desperate to… Continue reading

Wasp Elder hosts his first solo show ‘Victims of Circumstance’ in London with the 1963 Gallery

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Berlin based British artist Wasp Elder returned to London to showcase his work with the 1963 Gallery at the 5th Base exhibition space just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s east… Continue reading

The Nomadic Community Garden, London’s hidden artistic oasis

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It’s been a year since we last featured the ever evolving feast that is the Nomadic community gardens which as its name suggests is a community project which can be found nestling behind Brick… Continue reading

Environmental street art fills the arches of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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The glorious meadows of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park seem an unlikely spot for street art to take hold but that’s exactly what’s happened over the past year. Initially started last year, the… Continue reading

Meet Lolie Darko the French street artist bringing her sad party to London for her first solo show

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Lolie Darko’s sad faced children have been appearing around London for a while now.  Often accompanied with captions, the works stop people in their tracks as they try and make sense of the… Continue reading

Argiris Ser paints giant mural on the Village Underground wall in London for the Education is Not a Crime campaign

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Greek street artist Argiris Ser is back in London to paint the iconic Village Underground wall just a couple of weeks after he was last in the city showcasing at the BSMT Space’s… Continue reading

ROA’s iconic Shoreditch hedgehog gets an update from Jim Vision

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It’s one of the most iconic pieces of street art in Shoreditch and it’s prime location on Chance Street just by the crossing to Shoreditch High Street means that it is right in… Continue reading

Meet Alo the Italian street painter whose abstract portraits have taken over the Saatchi and the streets

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If it was a bit of a suprise back in 2014 when the Saatchi Gallery decided to award the softly spoken Italian artist Alo his first solo show, it certainly shouldn’t be now.… Continue reading

Carrie Reichardt’s West London house is covered from head to foot in mosaic by artists from around the World

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I’m sitting on the 3rd story of a scaffold hugging a house in the leafy suburbs of West London.  Around me mosaic artists from around the World are busy at work cutting and… Continue reading

Meet JDK the sculptor turned street artist making her mark in London

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We are surrounded by mothers and babies!  The Chesterfield coffee shop on the corner of the Grove and Roman roads has a playpen at the back, wifi and filter coffee. It seems the… Continue reading

Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo brings his Spaces of Hope to London

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The latest immersive show from the Howard Griffin Gallery has brought Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo back to the UK for their most immersive exhibition yet. Set within Ambika P3, a giant 14000 ft… Continue reading

The Street Art of the Ferdinand Estate in Chalk Town

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A short walk from the Chalk Farm tube station in Camden is the Ferdinand Estate, to be fair an unlikely candidate to be a hub for street art, but a place where nonetheless… Continue reading

Where to find street art and graffiti in Brighton

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Brighton is one of the biggest centres for street art and graffiti in the UK and indeed on any trip to the south coast city you cannot fail to see streets and buildings… Continue reading

A Journey around the Queer City of Soho, its clubs and its culture

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London’s Soho is the heart of the city’s LGBTQ+ scene and it’s a scene which has it’s roots back to the clubs and secretive spaces of the area where at the turn of… Continue reading

The Graffiti streets of Fish Island

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Ah Fish Island, a place we know well.  That old industrial area, now being slowly discovered by people looking for the next big thing when it comes to the search for soon to… Continue reading

Greek street artists visit London and put on a show in Dalston

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Some of the Greece’s finest street artists got an outing in Dalston as part of the latest group show to be hosted by the popular BSMT Space gallery. Featuring favourites of this blog,… Continue reading

Street Art Sculptures on show at the Unit 5 Gallery

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A showcase of street art sculpture at the Unit 5 Gallery on Hackney Road brought together some of the World’s best street artists who have showcased their works in 3D. Now we like… Continue reading

Sr. X paints the giant Village Underground and portrays an old man with pizza in his beard

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The latest artist to paint the famed Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is London based Spanish painter Sr.X.  Familiar to regular readers of this blog, we last caught up with him last year… Continue reading

Giant mural from Italian artist Vera Bugatti appears on Old Street

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A girl with green hair stares out at passers by on the crossroads junction between Old Street and Goswell Road.  In her arms she holds a chicken and on her head she wears… Continue reading

Art and Life in Beseiged Leningrad, the story of artist Elena Marttila

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For this post we publish something a little bit different and welcome guest authors Olga Kucherenko and Ksenia Afonina as they tell the story of  94 year old artist Elena Marttila, a survivor… Continue reading

Dreph street art portraits appear all over the East End

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Popping up around East London over the past few months have been a series of portraits from the London based artist Neequaye Dreph, known simply on his work as ‘Dreph’ The works all… Continue reading

Toast takes over Soho as Artista opens up her studio

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Flying toast took over Soho with one of London’s most recognisable street artists opening up her studio for a celebration of all things toast. In terms of tags, the toast has become pretty iconic on… Continue reading

Street artist Louis Masai tours America and paints endangered animals wherever he goes

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Environmental street artist Louis Masai has embarked on his biggest project to date, a tour around America, using art to raise awareness of species local to the areas he is visiting who are… Continue reading

Street artists get together to launch 2017 with a paint jam somewhere in Soho

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It’s not the most well known place on the street art scene.  In fact Soho has never really broken through as a must see stop on the street art map, there are too… Continue reading

A Street Art Journey around Petticoat Lane in Spitalfields, the forgotten street art hub of the East End

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Following on from our recent post featuring the work of Ben Eine and his alphabet on Middlesex Street, this post features some of the other work to be seen in this often forgotten… Continue reading

The Ben Eine shutter alphabet of Middlesex Street and Petticoat Lane Market

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One of the first place I ever wandered when first moving to London just over four years ago was the area of Middlesex Street better known to some as the central location of… Continue reading

Giant mural from Fanakapan covers the Village Undergroud wall in Shoreditch

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The giant wall one the side of the Village Underground has long been one of the best places to see street art in Shoreditch.  It’s size and location mean that it’s always attracted… Continue reading

Grunge artist Lora Zombie visits London and leaves a series of street art murals behind in Brick Lane

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A series of street art murals from Russian grunge artist Lora Zombie have appeared just off Brick Lane in London.  The works were a finale to a successful visit to the city in… Continue reading

London like a local! Bloggers give their tips on some of the best things to see and do in the city

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A couple of months ago we were asked to contribute to a feature on the travel site ebookers called ‘London like a local‘.  It asked bloggers from the capital to give a list… Continue reading

A huge line of Dominoes snakes through London and then gets knocked down as part of the London’s Burning festival

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The recent London’s Burning festival caught the imagination in more ways than one.  A giant series of events featuring some spectacular public art exhibitions was the city’s way of celebrating 350 years since the… Continue reading

Inspiring City Podcasts

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Podcast interviews with artists from the street and urban art scenes

Andrea Tyrimos creates ‘Bipolar Picasso’ a new show to raise awareness of Mental Health

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It was sitting in a cafe in Holborn back in February 2016 that Andrea first told me of her passion for mental health and how she felt that it didn’t get the attention… Continue reading

Time is short so the Time is Now as Looking for Heroes embarks on a Mother Daughter tour of America

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We’ve enjoyed watching the social media journey blazed over the internet from our friends at Looking for Heroes over the past few years.  Originally an Instagram channel celebrating the achievements and lives of… Continue reading

The Top 10 Moments from the first full year of Dalston’s BSMT Space

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Dalston’s BSMT Space has been open for just over a year but in that time it has managed to establish itself firmly onto the already vibrant art scene of East London. Starting a… Continue reading