London Mural Festival is Announced for 2020

The first ever London Mural Festival will take place across London in September 2020. Setting out to turn the city into a giant canvas. A minimum of 20 large scale murals will be created around the city.

Marking the announcement a new mural has been created in Canning Town. From Gary Stranger, his typographic piece is entitled ‘From the Ground Up’. It’s a nod to the ethos that the curators are hoping to create.

“I’m excited for the London Mural Festival” says Stranger. “Now London can take its rightful place on the stage of global mural festivals. This is the first wall of many. I’m hoping to see pop-up across the city ahead of the London Mural Festival in September 2020.”  

Gary Stranger stands next to his mural in Canning Town. The mural was created to launch the London Mural Festival
Gary Stranger next to his ‘From the Ground Up’ mural in Canning Town

London Mural Festival in September 2020

Featuring a two-week programme of activities starting on 1st September. It will include talks, workshops, film screenings, a gallery show and street art tours. All culminating with over 100 artists painting alongside live music, DJ’s and a series of parties for a weekend of activity on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September. 

Lee Bofkin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Street Art. He said “Over the last 50 years graffiti and street art has matured as an art-form and subculture, giving rise to a major global mural movement. Mural festivals have been established in major cities around the world, but not London. Until now.”

The From the Ground Up mural by Gary Stranger. Used to launch the London Mural Festival
‘From the Ground Up’ is the first mural to be created as part of the London Mural Festival which starts in earnest in September 2020

Showcasing art from local, national and international talent. Confirmed artists so far include Ben Eine, Camille Walala, Dale Grimshaw, Fanakapan, Gary Stranger, Mr. DoodleMr. Cenz, Pref and Seb Lester, with a whole host of artists to be announced over the coming months. Applications for artists will open in 2020. However interested participants are urged to sign-up to the newsletter on to be the first to know when the application process opens. 

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Gary Stranger mural 'From the Ground Up' in Canning Town
‘From the Ground Up’ by Gary Stranger in Canning Town
Logo for the London Mural Festival

For more posts featuring mural festivals on Inspiring City. Have a looks at these from Oviedo, Rochdale, Aberdeen, Bristol, Blackburn and Leicester.

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