Interview with Argentine Street Artist Martin Ron as he paints the famous Village Underground Wall in London

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Six days into the painting of another huge mural, Argentinian artist Martin Ron has to finally take a break as the weather, great until this point, begins to have other ideas! Huddled in… Continue reading

Artists Combine to Create Incredible Mural in the Walthamstow Marsh

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Artists of all persuasions joined forces this weekend to create an incredible mural under a railway bridge in the historic Walthamstow Marsh as part of the community ‘Mural in the Marsh‘ project. With… Continue reading

Top International Street Artists MadC, Reka and ROA transform Chance Street in London

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Chance Street in Shoreditch has been transformed over the past few months with two significant murals adding to the already dominant hedgehog left by Belgian artist ROA in 2012. Just across the street… Continue reading

Fred Le Chevalier Street Art hits East London

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Keen observers of the street art scene in the East End will have noticed a number of distinctive paste ups popping up lately from French artist Fred Le Chevalier. Popular in Paris, Chevalier… Continue reading

Hackney Wicked Festival 2013 opens up art to everyone

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This years Hackney Wicked festival proved once again that the Wick is a vibrant and growing place for Arts in the city. Packed full of artist studios they were opened up over the… Continue reading

Interview with Artist Hannah Adamaszek prior to her first Solo Show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Preparing for a first solo show means sacrifices and for Crawley’s exciting artistic talent Hannah Adamaszek that means space. Canvases now take priority in her flat, the spare room becomes a studio and… Continue reading

The Art of the Sticker, a new medium for Street Art in London’s East End

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Stickers are all over the place in Shoreditch and becoming more and more popular as a way of expression. Covering lampposts, walls, windows and generally any surface suitable enough, there are plenty going… Continue reading

Digging up King Johns Court, Crossrail excavations in Stepney Green

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A couple of weeks ago I took part in my first archaeological dig courtesy of the Museum of London Archaelogy (MOLA) and Crossrail. The dig, in Stepney Green, was to uncover the remains… Continue reading

Awesome Street Art Collaborations, 10 of the Best London Street Art Mash Ups

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It always fun when artists who don’t normally work together, get together to work on a collaborative piece so I thought I’d reflect on a few of the collaborative pieces I’ve seen in… Continue reading

Street Art on the South Bank Celebrating Street Culture

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As part of the ‘Urban Celebrating Street Culture’ festival the South Bank Centre joined forces with Global Street Art this weekend to put on a street art paint jam of sorts just below… Continue reading

10,000 views!!! The Top Five Posts as Inspiring City hits 5 digits !!!

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Last week saw another milestone for Inspiring City as we reached the landmark 10,000 views total on the blog. It didn’t seem that long ago since the total hits amounted to 5000 and… Continue reading

New Stik Mural on the South Bank in London Waterloo

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The South Bank has a new mural and this time it’s from renowned street artist Stik drawing as part of the ‘Celebrating Street Art Culture’ weekend hosted by the Southbank Centre. Following in… Continue reading

Boat Art by Tower Bridge on the River Thames

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Over the past few weeks the foreshore of the River Thames has been playing host to some of the most celebrated street artists around. The likes of Alice Pasquini, Miss Van, Ciro Schu… Continue reading

The Great 12 Livery Companies of the City of London

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The Livery companies of the City of London have played an integral part in the development of the city. So much so that even today, the activities of the various liveries are intertwined… Continue reading

Interview with Mateus Bailon Brazil’s Exciting Street Art Talent

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Compared to the natural charms of Mateus Bailon’s native Brazil, The White Hart pub in gritty Whitechapel must seem quite far removed! Best known for it’s links to Jack the Ripper and oozing… Continue reading

Whitecross Street Party 2013 – The Rise of the Non-Conformists

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The Whitecross Street Party was certinaly the place to be this weekend! A fun, lively couple of days when Whitecross Street, a little road just north of the Barbican Centre, shuts down, turns… Continue reading

Amazing Elephant Octopus Street Art created by Alexis Diaz in London

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Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz has spent the best part of the past week in just the one place! Seemingly rooted to the spot he has produced an epic work over the past… Continue reading

Jana & JS Street Art in London

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Street artist couple Jana & JS have left their mark over the East End over the past few weeks. Normally based out of Salzburg in Austria the French and Austrian couple have left… Continue reading

Art is Trash, Rubbish Art in East London … Literally!

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A new art phenomena sweeping East London over the past few weeks has been the Trash Art of Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro. Best known for his work in Spain producing trash art… Continue reading

Birth of a Street Art Gallery – Interview with Ingrid Beazley curator of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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The first thing you notice when you step out onto the street from East Dulwich station is the huge gable end of a young girl holding a spray can on the opposite side… Continue reading

RUN and Dscreet ‘A Foot in the Door’ show at the Tramshed in Shoreditch

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Today saw the launch of the RUN and Dscreet collaborative show hosted in the basement of the Tramshed in Shoreditch. The Tramshed, best known as a location for fine dining, is also well… Continue reading

The Evolution of Art, When the Street Meets the Gallery

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Street Art and Dulwich – At first glance it doesn’t look like the most natural combination but the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, in it’s own little way has started to turn the concept of… Continue reading

A Street Art Tour of Fish Island and Hackney Wick

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If you’re into street art or not, a walk around the Lea Navigation waterway and Fish Island is well worth the effort. Close to the Olympic Stadium, the canals of the area have… Continue reading

Leake Street Paint Jam in London Waterloo

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A one day paint jam on 23 June 2013 saw artists from all over the city coming together to repaint the designated graffiti area of the Leake Street tunnel. The event was one… Continue reading

A Free Street Art Tour of Shoreditch in London

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Street Art Tours are all rage in the East End of London with visitors to the area keen to know where to spot the latest street art. Following the breakout success of the… Continue reading

Interview with Zabou Dalstons hippest new street art talent

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The scaffolding over the entrance of the ‘Dalston Social’ bar indicates the presence of one of Londons newest street art talents.  The busy location on Stoke Newington Road is playing host to Zabou,… Continue reading

Italian Street Artist RUN paints the village underground wall in Shoreditch

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Prolific London based artist RUN has become the latest big name to paint the iconic Village Underground wall. The wall has been getting a lot of attention this year with multiple artists including… Continue reading

Sweet Toof and Paul Insect new collaboration in Bromley By Bow

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Opposite the underground station at Bromley by Bow a new bright piece of street art has appeared in the derelict courtyard of a battered and broken former office block. The mural, a clown… Continue reading

French Street Art in London, the top French artists in the city

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London attracts many people from all over the world and the street art scene has more than it’s fair share of talent rocking up and gracing our walls. The French in particular have… Continue reading

The Street Art of Hackney Road

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This post features street art from 2013, to see more up to date examples of street art from September 2016 have a look here or for a self guided tour of the area… Continue reading

5000 views!!! To Infinity and Beyond for Inspiring City

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Wow! A true milestone has been reached for my little blog, 5000 views and growing. I only started in August 2012 and now just 10 months later that number has been reached!!! What’s… Continue reading

Where to find ROA street art in London

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Belgian artist ROA is a regular visitor to London and his work is some of the most recognisable around.  His black and white portraits of animals and birds are usually quite large in… Continue reading

Here today, gone tomorrow. When street art is destroyed

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There has been a lot in the press this year about a piece of work by Banksy which was removed from a wall near Turnpike Lane tube station and then suddenly appearing in… Continue reading

Harrods Great Gatsby Window Display

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The latest window display at the iconic department store Harrods in London pays homage to F. Scott Fitzgeralds Great Gatsby. Timed to coincide with the release of the movie from Baz Luhrman the… Continue reading

The Street Art of Dalston Junction

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I’ve posted about Dalston and it’s art before but with good reason.  It’s a good place to spot street art and just a short hip skip and a jump from the overground station… Continue reading

Interview with Sanderson Jones celebrant in chief at the Sunday Assembly

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It’s been called an atheist church, but the Sunday Assembly is only that in part.  It’s part atheist church, part foot stomping show but 100% celebration of life!  So says Sanderson Jones the… Continue reading

Alo street art in London

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Pottering around the streets of Shoreditch today I spotted  London based street artist Alo painting the front of the Bear Gallery on Great Eastern Street.  Alos work can be spotted all over the… Continue reading

Interview with the Chewing Gum Man Ben Wilson

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A crowd has gathered on the pavement outside ‘The Arthouse’.   The culmination of the ‘Baroque the Streets’ festival in Dulwich showcasing artists from around the world has seen the house on 265 Lordship… Continue reading

Baroque the Streets street art festival in Dulwich

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The nine day ‘Baroque the Streets’ festival comes to a close this week with the opening of the ‘arthouse’. A remarkable ensemble of street artists from around the world coming together to paint… Continue reading

The Outdoor Street Art Gallery of Dulwich

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The Baroque the Streets art festival of the past two years has certinaly left it’s mark on the streets of leafy Dulwich.  Possibly as far removed from a street art haven than you… Continue reading

A Street Art Tour of Brick Lane in London

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Any casual visitor to the city wanting to find a high quality selection of street art need look no further than Londons Brick Lane.  It is the epicentre of street art in the… Continue reading

Hackney Peace Mural in Dalston

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Keen followers of the music scene will have noted a lot of posters popping up recently advertising ‘Home’ the new number one album from East London drum and base group Rudimental. The cover… Continue reading

DALeast street art in London

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Update – since I originally posted these pictures DALeast has been even more active with an impressive pair of fighting tigers on Hanbury Street. Scroll down to see them and some more pictures… Continue reading

Streetfest London Rocks Shoreditch

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The 2013 Streetfest in Shoreditch once again proved popular.  Featuring live street art, dance performances, bmx cycling, skateboarding and live music the festival was indeed a homage to it’s street roots. Held in… Continue reading

Amara Por Dios ‘Piece of Mined’ exhibition in London

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Recently exhibiting at the Bear Gallery in London has been Swedish artist Amara Por Dios.  The gallery, on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, is often used as a showcase for up and coming… Continue reading

New ROA mural in Bethnal Green London

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The impressive Belgian artist ROA has returned to the East End with a phenomenal new mural just off Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. On Derbyshire Street in an alley at the back of… Continue reading

The Art of Blackall Street

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Little Blackall Street in Shoreditch is awash with art.  Just off from Great Eastern Street it is essentially a glorified alley which forms the back end of a number of old warehouse type… Continue reading

Walking the Walbrook, Londons forgotten river

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Once upon a time there was a small port town which grew up either side of a small river in southern England. That town, then known as Londinium, would become a major trading… Continue reading

Artista adds fun and colour to Shoreditch walls

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Anyone wandering around Shoreditch recently could not fail to notice the influx of little triangular one eyed people brightening up the walls of the area. The creations of street artist Artista, these fun… Continue reading

Binty Bint brightens up the Leake Street tunnel

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One street artist always guaranteed to raise a smile is Binty Bint.  Her colourful snooty chickens, Wellington boots, hearts and flowers can be spotted all around London and, in particular, inside the Leake… Continue reading