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.
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