Vhils - textural sculpture made with an air chisel (he also uses explosives

Street Art in East London

The Alternative London Walking Tour was set up to showcase East London’s incredible creativity whilst giving insights into important historical and cultural events that have made the Spitalfields area what it is today. The beauty of this particular tour set-up is that the guides are artists directly involved in the culture of Tower Hamlets, and…

Reasons to be cheerful in East London

Reasons to be cheerful – positive happenings in East London There are some very promising things happening in East London at the moment. From social initiatives looking to revolutionise how we get our energy to small businesses sourcing locally and investing their profits back into the area through charities. Here are a few of the…

Gentrification Awareness

Culture killer? Property development vs. Art

Why is art a constant in the gentrification equation?   Gentrification is a theme that crops up regularly when talking about property development in cities. Coined by Ruth Glass in 1964, the term describes the displacement of a working-class urban population by the middle class. For as long as the theories have existed, artists have…