• Leake Street Arches

Love (and Paint) is in the air this Valentines

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

After a short break over Christmas, February 2020 sees the return of #LeakeStreetLIVE, the free public events programme that celebrates urban culture through food, drink, paint and play.

The new Spring programme will continue to incorporate free graffiti workshops accompanied by live music every Thursday night and will also include interactive public paint jams. The new programme begins on Thursday 13th February with a series of Valentines inspired graffiti workshops run by graffiti artist SoFLY. These one hour sessions include an introduction to basic graffiti techniques and a live demonstration. Dressed in overalls and masks, attendees then get the chance to put their new knowledge into practice by working on a collective Valentines themed mural. Whilst the Thursday 13th session is open to all relationship statuses, Friday 14th will be designed for couples and Saturday 15th for singles. Running from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, these workshops will be accompanied by live music from Busk London’s amazing roster of emerging talent. Musicians have tweaked their playlists to the Valentines theme, with Friday’s performance featuring the best in love and romance and Saturday’s adopting a more anti-Valentines/single stance. Thursday’s session will showcase a more balanced backing track with songs about heartache and romance in equal measure!

After Valentines, the programme will return to normal; with graffiti workshops and live music running from 6.30pm to 7.30pm every Thursday.

The #LeakeStreetLIVE Spring programme will run alongside various ticketed events including a meditative dance experience led by Secret Sunrise and the award winning VAULT festival, which brings hundreds of theatre, comedy, cabaret and immersive experiences to Leake Street and the surrounding Waterloo neighbourhood for 8 weeks each year.

Click below to register for ticket to a free Valentines inspired #LeakeStreetLIVE graffiti class:

For the Thursday 13th Feb OPEN TO ALL class, CLICK HERE. For the Friday 14th OPEN TO COUPLES class, CLICK HERE. For the Saturday 15th OPEN TO SINGLES class, CLICK HERE.

OR CLICK HERE to register for a ticket to a future weekly #LeakeStreetLIVE graffiti class.

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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