sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010

Alan Dein

Oral Historian

" Brick Lane has become an artificial construct, a pseudo China Town, disguising the fact that behind the façade are people living in terrible poverty".
Alan Dein lived in Brick Lane from 1979 to 2001 and he says that it used to be a place that " wrote its own laws and was run by the people who lived and worked there". Now he moved away because " there is no mystery left in the area any more".

" First things first: defend Brick Lane"

The deportation of Afia Begum

Equality and Diversity Policies

quarta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2010

Two Brick Lanes

" The battle against racism and fascism cannot be won by outsiders who march into an area, chant slogans, and then march out again; it can only be won by the most dedicated, rooted and persistent commitment to undermine and destroy the injustice and neglect on which such movements thrive."
Revd Kenneth Leech, Brick Lane, 1978: The Events and Their Significance

Stories and mythologies of London's East End

Count Dracula's East End hideout was located in Chicksand Street ( novel writtten by Bram Stoker in 1897 )

Jack the Ripper

The ghost of Annie Chapman

terça-feira, 9 de novembro de 2010

Brick Lane Sunday Market

Taken on: April 1, 1976 by Jean Penders

Taken on: December, 1976 by Jean Penders

Taken on: September 11, 2006 by Fabio Venni

Taken on: March 26, 2006 by Quixotic54

sábado, 30 de outubro de 2010

Jef Aerosol, stencil on poster, Brick Lane

Jef Aerosol hit up a few stenciled posters around Brick Lane in December 2005. Awesome.

Stencil Art by Jef Aerosol

Jef Aerosol is a French stencil graffiti artist who has been one of the very first street art pionners of the early 80s. He has left his mark on the walls of many cities in the world including London.

sexta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2010

quarta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2010

Graffiti Art in Brick Lane

" For One Moment I Thought You Were Sad"

" Wild Cat Capitalist"

" Mystery Girl"

" Faceless Pinup Girl"
Recently, the East End street has become a popular focus for art, particularly in terms of street art.

Welcome to Brick Lane

A place where feelings of fascination, fear and freedom of being different are strongly mixed like the vibrant and multicultural people who surround you.