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#HumansOfLSA : Tim Wilson

Updated: Feb 5, 2020


Taking inspiration from the original #HumansOfNewYork campaign that was designed to get to know the person behind the lens, our #HumansOfLSA introduces some of the characters that have helped shape Leake Street Arches.

This week, we spoke to Tim Wilson, Creative Producer of Heritage Arts Company and founder of VAULT festival.

1. What did you want to be when you were a child?

I had a private imaginary universe called ‘Dimension T’ and by and large I just liked spending time in my own dimension. It was unimpeded by any responsibilities and tasks. Just solo time. Lovely.

2. Where is your happy place?

There’s a tiny island in the Channel Islands, a reef the size of a basketball court when the tide is high, and when the tide is low it’s several miles of low water fishing. You sleep in fishermens huts from Victorian times. No electricity. Spooky.

3. What’s your first ever memory?

Sitting in a fire engine for my third birthday!

4. What do you regard as your biggest achievement in life so far?

I’m a dad. What else could come close?

5. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

See question four.

6. When did you last break the rules?

This morning on my bicycle. Many times. I’m ashamed to  say I’m one of those cyclists who exudes impatience.

7. If you could meet anyone (living or dead) who would it be?

The Venerable Bede perhaps. Or William Rufus. Marco Polo? I’m a history nerd so it would be someone from past ages who had an unrivalled view of the world. Maybe stout Cortez, the first European to see the Pacific.

8. If you were a graffiti artist, what would your tag name be and why?

Illegible because illegible.

9. What scares you most?

Not committing to life, not jumping in with both feet, spending too much time in preparation and not enough in actually doing.

10. If you could be remembered for one quality, what would it be?


Tunnel Rules

London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. These Tunnel Rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Events, Filming and Photography

If you are interested in holding an event (including photo shoot or film shoot) in the public spaces of Leake Street Arches, please complete this Authorisation Form and send to info@leakestreetarches.london.

If you are interested in holding a private event at one of the businesses in Leake Street Arches, please contact the business directly or email us on
info@leakestreetarches.london and we will introduce you.

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