Highlights from the Whitecross Street Party 2015 as the non conformists return

The popular Whitecross Street Party returned for another year and moved from the two day extravaganza of the past few years to a more packed one day affair.

As usual visitors could expect to see live music, enjoy street food and join in a whole bunch of activities for the kids. But it’s really the street art that we are interested in here on Inspiring City and this year the organisers really came up with the goods on that front.

A record number of artists dotted around various parts of the street painted smaller boards which would then hang on the walls of the adjoining estate over the next month. Interacting with an appreciative public the artists worked amongst the bustle and throng to create live works of art.

The Whitecross Street Party busy as ever

The Whitecross Street Party busy as ever

Billed as the rise of the non-conformists, Whitecross Street is an area rich in history and just around the corner from the famous Bunhill Fields burial grounds, the final resting place of some of London’s most well known non-conformists. This was a term that came into popular use after the Act of Uniformity in 1662. It referred to protestant Christians who didn’t ‘conform’ to the the governance of the established Church of England.

We’ve featured the Whitecross Street Party a number of times here on Inspiring City and you can read about the events in 2014 and in 2013 by clicking on the links. There is also a cool little walk you could follow if you want to explore the area in more depth and this can be seen here.

The Whitecross Street party took place this year on Saturday 18 July 2015. For more pictures from 2013 and 2014 click on the links. For more coverage of this years event check out soem great posts from London Calling from and Notice What You Notice blogs.

Whitecross Street Party 2015 Street Art Gallery

Bob Motown

Bob Motown

Infetish

Infetish

The Krah

The Krah

Louis Masai

Louis Masai

Pure Evil

Pure Evil

Cosmos Sarson

Cosmos Sarson

616 and Artista

616 and Artista

Donk

Donk

Artista

Artista

Idiom

Idiom

One of the kids walls

One of the kids walls

The Real Dill

The Real Dill

Pins colourful shoes

Pins colourful shoes

Kef

Kef

Airborne Mark and Himbad

Airborne Mark and Himbad

ATM

ATM

Zabou

Zabou

DS Art

DS Art

DS Art on the wall

DS Art on the wall

Hannah Adamaszek

Hannah Adamaszek

Artists on Whitecross Street

Artists on Whitecross Street

Himbad

Himbad

John Atherton

John Atherton

Vesna Parchet

Vesna Parchet

Leeks

Leeks

Filthy Luker

Filthy Luker

T.Wat

T.Wat

Rob Wass

Rob Wass

Novemto Komo

Novemto Komo

Fats

Fats

Fetch

Fetch

Vinnie Nylon

Vinnie Nylon

Caspian

Caspian

Michael Sydney Moore

Michael Sydney Moore

Remants from the party

Remants from the party