Sunday, 6 October 2013

Art: The streets of Shoreditch

Anybody who lives and works in Bristol will find themselves surrounded by street art a lot of the time. It's unavoidable in the bohemian little city and something I love. Murals tower above us as we hurry along Nelson Street against the rain; Banksy's cheating couple 'out' themselves to all who pant up Park Street to find Clifton. I, like many, have become very proud of the works that spring up overnight on office fronts and the sides of houses.

London's equivalent to Bristol could be the eastern borough of Hackney. Yesterday afternoon I found myself wandering around the streets of Shoreditch and taking in the street art there.

There are disused trains perched on the roof; lovers entwined against the side of the pub, plus the invitation to 'adore and endure each other' – all irresistibly positive and, cool. And I even spotted the signature works of some artists who have left their mark on Bristol.

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath

Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath 
Street art in Shoreditch | Photo: Rosie Pentreath






Later we found ourselves in a bar 'so hipster that we couldn't tell which toilet to use.' Oh how I love the vibe of east London and it's hipster haunts.

The Roadtrip and the Workshop, Old Street | Photo: Rosie Pentreath


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