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Faded memories of art on concrete blocks
Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Faded memories of art on concrete blocks

Five years ago, a German street artist paid an overnight visit to Smithfield meat market and left behind a cluster of art, which is still there slowly decaying over time.

Oct
17
2016
Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station
Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station

Hitchcock’s murals at Leytonestone tube station

Leytonstone has few claims to fame, but one of them is that one of Hollywood's most famous film directors was born there, and the tube station which is decorated with murals of his films.

Oct
11
2016
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line
High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

High speed video shows tube driver’s view of the Victoria Line

Brixton based artist Zineb Sedira has created a series of films and large-scale photographs that will be displayed at King's Cross St Pancras, Euston, Highbury & Islington and Brixton later this month.

Oct
08
2016
See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only
See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only

See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only

For one day next week, there will be a small display of astonishingly small model trains at King's Cross station. They're carved out of pencils.

Sep
30
2016
Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum
Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum

Southeastern Asia Puppets Shown off in the British Museum

A new display has opened in the British Museum, of puppets from Southeast Asia - and its probably the first time many of the objects have gone on public display.

Sep
15
2016
Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station
Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station

Paralympians as Olympian Gods above a Crossrail station

To mark the latest Olympic games, some of the Paralympians have been rendered into art form and are on display at the Crossrail station in Canary Wharf.

Sep
10
2016
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line
1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

1960s style spy movie art on the Victoria Line

Starting from next Monday, Victoria line stations will be showing video clips in a 1960s spy movie style as part of the Art on the Underground.

Jun
29
2016
Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again
Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again

Jonathan Meades, in Shoreditch, Abroad, Art Again

The dark glasses wearing gloomy commentator on food and architecture has an art exhibition, housed in the achingly fashionable part of London in an achingly fashionable unfinished space of an empty building.

Apr
17
2016
Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors
Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors

Covent Garden Covered in Mirrors

Covent Garden's main Market Building has been covered up, with 32,000 square feet of mirrors.

Apr
14
2016
30th anniversary of London’s pirate TV channel – NeTWork21
30th anniversary of London’s pirate TV channel – NeTWork21

30th anniversary of London’s pirate TV channel – NeTWork21

Thirty years ago, London gained a new television channel -- for just 30 minutes every Friday and on air for less than a year -- this was NeTWork21.

Apr
04
2016
A fountain of glass
A fountain of glass

A fountain of glass

Just over 50 years ago, one of the City of London's first displays of contemporary art went on public display -- as a glass fountain.

Mar
12
2016
A couple of ripe, ornamental pineapples
A couple of ripe, ornamental pineapples

A couple of ripe, ornamental pineapples

There is a work of art that is as baffling as it is pointless sitting on street behind an office block near Euston.

Aug
22
2015

Henry Moore sculpture appears outside King’s Cross station

The large flat regular space of the new plaza outside King's Cross station has started to regain a little bit of the clutter that has defined it for the past hundred years.

Aug
09
2014
A fake tube train in an art gallery
A fake tube train in an art gallery

A fake tube train in an art gallery

It's not often that you see a bit of a tube train inside an art gallery, but that is what you can see for the next couple of weeks in a small gallery next to the vastly larger Tate Modern.

Jul
18
2013
Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands
Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands

Massive bronze Polo sculptures sitting in Docklands

On the opposite side of the docks from the City Airport can be found a remnant of London 2012 artistic endeavours, in the form of a large set of bronze sculptures.

Mar
07
2013
Chord inside the Kingsway Subway Tunnel
Chord inside the Kingsway Subway Tunnel

Chord inside the Kingsway Subway Tunnel

Today I finally achieved something I have wanted to do for years, and got to see a rather interesting bit of art into the bargain.

Oct
10
2009