Sophie Stamp and Fiona McAlear

NEWS

Banksy’s old studios facing bleak future

12 Mar , 2015  

The owner of Banksy’s old studios has warned that the rooms could be converted into offices as early as 2017. “The end of Mother Studios” Joanna Hughes, who welcomed the street artist to her studios in the early noughties, says she will be priced out by the Stratford business boom. “They’re likely to turn it into […]

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NEWS

Rare signed Banksys to be flogged by Hackney studio

10 Mar , 2015  

London’s first permanent display of Banksy’s prints will flog rare Banksys at £50,000 a pop. Hang-Up Gallery on Stoke Newington High Street are showing unique prints of the reclusive street artist’s paintings. The works will be displayed in their cosy underground “Banksy Bunker” starting from the end of March. The prints, recognisable to Banksy fans, […]

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ARTS, NEWS, TOP STORY

Interactive map: A street art tour of Shoreditch

21 Mar , 2014  

View our interactive tour of Shoreditch’s street art

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FEATURES

Graffiti: Van Gogh or vandalism?

25 Mar , 2011  

Hackney is renowned for its colourful and original street-art, but artists claim the local art form is under threat.

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ARTS

Protests at threats to Plastic People and the Foundry

11 Mar , 2010  

One of Hackney’s favourite nightclubs, Plastic People is under threat.

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NEWS, TOP STORY

Hackney gems captured on Google Street View

24 Mar , 2009  

When Google launched its new Street View mapping facility last week, it expected users to enjoy its new “innovative street-level imagery” of 25 British cities.

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ARTS

Painting over the postcode wars in Hackney’s community

12 Mar , 2009  

Young people caught up in Hackney’s postcode wars have been given the chance to express themselves through paint.

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NEWS

Hackney: a hub for art in the community

11 Mar , 2009  

This has been a week of simultaneous celebration and destruction for Hackney. Shakespeare launched his career in Shoreditch, as lively in the 16th century as it is in the 21st. Residents have loved, censured and explored their corner of London during this week’s East festival.

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NEWS

Hackney’s new Banksy is defaced with graffiti

10 Mar , 2009  

The new Banksy in Hackney’s Gillett Sqaure was defaced with graffiti over last weekend.

Vandals have beaten Hackney Council to it by scribbling over the new Banksy stencil of a young boy with a boom box.

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