From New Perspectives

From New Perspectives opening Wednesday 5 September at the EB & Flow Gallery on Leonard Street, East London, sees a brand new collective show from some of the best new and emerging abstract artists in the UK. The show, a two floor exhibition of paintings curated by 24-year-old Chelsea School of Art graduate Ralph Hunter-Menzies, … Continue reading

World’s largest Union Jack flag made from unwanted clothes

Marks & Spencer, local volunteers & Oxfam create world’s largest Union Jack flag from unwanted clothes. The giant piece of clothing art at West Ham Park in East London was completed within the time it took to win the 10km Open Water Swim. The stunt was produced as part of the retailer’s Shwopping campaign that … Continue reading

Rachel Whiteread for Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE today unveiled the major new commission by British artist Rachel Whiteread for the building’s historic façade with the artist and an introduction by Danny Boyle, filmmaker and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Artistic Director. The work is Whiteread’s first ever permanent public commission in the UK and features … Continue reading

The Pothole Gardener

East London is as much a hub of creativity as it is a home for urban degradation and one Londoner, Steve Wheen has followed the Guerilla Gardening guys by bringing miniature green art installations to scenes of ill-repair with his ‘The Pot Hole Gardener‘ project in aid of a charity I am currently working with, … Continue reading

Palladium Boots & Pharrell Williams – Tokyo Rising

Palladium Boots are the hottest thing to be seen on your feet with since the £5 plimsole evasion of East London. Now, the footwear company that was originally an aviation tyre manufacturer ahead of WWII, has created five mini-documentaries with Pharrell Williams. The series sees Pharrell visit Japan’s creative capital, Tokyo, post the atrocities of … Continue reading

The English Launderette

East London is booming with pop-ups at the moment, like the Sugababes, you think their time has come but then they spring up again with a new look. Shoreditch is readying Boxpark, Topman have set camp on Commercial Street and East London now has it’s own take on Thomas Keller’s famous Napa Valley eaterie, The … Continue reading

Cool Runnings in Hackney? Yah Man!

Rocky, Cool Runnings, Breaking Away and Chariots of Fire are amongst some of the sporting blockbusters set to be screened on recycled fridges in East London as part of Films on Fridges, launching tomorrow. Films on Fridges has resurrected Hackney’s Fridge Mountain, once Europe’s largest mound of discarded refrigerators, into a pop-up cinema for three … Continue reading