#LeakeStreetLIVE Girls Can...
This International Women’s Day, Leake Street Arches will be celebrating the ongoing breakdown of gender stereotypes whilst encouraging more women to try out graffiti (an art form that is still male-dominated).
Female graffiti artist SoFLY and a team of other female artists will be running several activities throughout the day to encourage more women to get into graffiti whilst celebrating how far women have come in breaking down previous gender stereotypes.
The focus of the afternoon will be on a large scale public mural. This piece will centre around the message that ‘Girls Can…’ (a play on graffiti cans!) and members of the public will be invited to engage with the mural by adding symbols or words that represent skills and talents stereotypically considered male. This interactive artwork will change throughout the day as people make their contributions and will provide a perfect backdrop for Insta-feeds.
This activity is being held as part of #LeakeStreetLIVE, a free public events programme that celebrates urban culture through food, drink, paint and play at Leake Street Arches, underneath Waterloo Station. Bars and restaurants will be open throughout the day for those wishing to stay for lunch, dinner or cocktails.