Exhibition: The New Pollution by Ben Frost

Shoreditch-based StolenSpace Gallery is one of my regular go-to destinations during my street art walks. Featured artists all come from or are inspired by ‘underground’ culture such as graffiti writing and street art. The same goes for their current show ‘The New Pollution’ by Australian artist Ben Frost, which criticises the amount of urban refuse and unwanted advertising (pollution) that forces its way into our private lives on a daily basis.

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Art Liberté: Berlin Wall Street Art Exhibition at Paris Gare de l’Est

When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l’Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.

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Rocktober 2013 // Dutch Girl in London

My Favourite Rock Scenes in Films

Last month I shared some of my favourite music scenes in films with you and asked you what YOUR favourite music scenes were. I had lots of responses on social media relating to this and the post proved to be very popular indeed and definitely deserved a follow-up. As I am a big fan of […]

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Camden street art tour

In Search of New Street Art with Camden Street Art Tour

My street art explorations mostly focus on the streets of Shoreditch, the epicentre of the London street art scene. I noticed from photos on social media that Camden has been emerging as a new popular destination for street artists. Under the guidance of Camden Street Art Tour I recently ventured off to north London to see what great works this area has to offer.

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My Favourite Music Scenes in Films

It’s a common fact that music triggers memories. Hearing back a song from your childhood can bring back sweet memories of your family or a memorable day with friends. For example, the tunes of Mr Brightside by The Killers instantly take me back to that legendary summer day at Rock Werchter Festival in 2007 where my friends and I saw […]

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Femme Fierce: Reloaded! 2015

Last year on International Women’s Day thousands of people flocked to the legal graffiti area in Leake Street to witness how over 100 female graffiti writers took over the tunnel and set the Guinness World Record for the largest spray painted group mural whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Care. (And I might have set […]

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Street Artists Unveiled #4: Interview Mr Fahrenheit

The identity of the enigmatic artist Mr Fahrenheit is a well-kept secret. The only personal information he shares on his website is that he’s originally from Berlin. Unlike other street artists roaming around London, you won’t be able to find any pictures of Mr Fahrenheit online: it’s all about his work and not about the […]

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First Thursdays Art Round-up: January 2015

Coinciding with East London’s First art Thursday of the month, here is my personal art round-up of January 2015. I visit many more exhibitions and see more films than I review on my blog, but I sadly don’t have the time to write about all of them. However, since I am a shortlisted finalist for the UK […]

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Dutch Girl in… New Amsterdam

‘Where is New Amsterdam then?’ I hear you think. Alas, New Amsterdam no longer exists. Nowadays you might know this place better by the name of New York City. Not everybody knows this, but the Dutch ruled the area for over 40 years till they lost it to the English in the 17th century. Just imagine that […]

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Film Review: Exodus: Gods and Films

Ingredients A promising storyline (God unleashes his wrath over Egypt to aid Moses’ departure from Egypt who dramatically splits the Red Sea so his following of thousands of Hebrews can make their way towards safety) An Oscar-winning actor as the main protagonist (Christian Bale as Moses) The director of some of the most iconic films […]

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