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…

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…

The Wick

East London Pop ups – August

It’s been a while since we last delved into the wonderful world of London pop-ups. April offered us many culinary delights (including a five-course meal for dogs). August brings us much more outdoor action with a fusion of styles, locations, music and art all available in East London. Here are our top picks, if you…