London Launch: Leake Street Arches by admin on July 6, 2018

Taking over eight ex-railway arches under Waterloo Station, the Leake Street Arches is an arts, entertainment and dining venue like no other. Incorporating the famous Graffiti tunnel from the moment you enter the arches you are encouraged to embrace your creativity and ‘leave your mark’. From immersive art spaces and a carefully curated selection of bars and restaurants everything about this expansive space inspires and tantalises. Although parts of the venue are still under construction there is plenty here to enjoy this summer.

Leake Street is an homage to the street art scene and their commitment to the scene is visible everywhere. The tunnel is a renowned space for street artists worldwide and, in such an atmospheric setting, it’s easy to see why. Keeping the space in tact and encouraging new talent is key to the ethos behind the venue. In the spirit of encouraging graffiti artists to keep contributing to the tunnel, the Leake Street blog interviews various artists about their work in their weekly feature Meet and Graff. The graffitied walls of the arches also form an excellent backdrop to an event. Aures, is a huge seven-metre high exposed brick arch and venue which covers 2000 square feet of floor space providing the perfect location for big events such as the House of Vans takeover back in March and the setting for the immersive theatre company, The Vaults. Their events include such intimate performances as a play set in car park with only six audience members – all sitting in the car with the only performer. Intense. Coming up, on 21stJuly, is a competitive life drawing event, Kiss My Art. The competition will be accompanied by a DJ backing track and promises to be a London first.

 

Check out the full story here: http://londonliving.at/london-launch-leake-street-arches/

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