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Mural of the Month! The Elephant and Castle Subway Murals

Catch them while you can! The Elephant and Castle subways are being buried; over ten murals by David Bratby will be buried. Others by Denise Cook will also disappear as a new crossing for the pedestrians of the Elephant evolves.    … Continue reading

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Stockwell Memorial Mural Restoration – Volunteers Day, Sunday 19th May, 9am – 3pm

Since that snowy Easter weekend preparing the Stockwell Memorial Mural for restoration much headway has been made. Whilst the walls were in fairly rough and crumbling shape, anyone who has headed down the South Lambeth Road of late will testify … Continue reading

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Hands on Brixton! Windmill Gardens Community Mural, by Gillian Da Costa

If you visit the Brixton Windmill Gardens over the next few days, you’ll see Camila Cardenosa busy at work adding finishing touches to the Hands On Windmill Gardens Community Mural. She’ll welcome you with a smile, offer you a paintbrush … Continue reading

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Mural of the Month! Royal Oak Murals, by Ben Kaufmann

In a month that has seen much thought cast on the pre-Thatcher state of affairs it seems worth paying a visit to two of the most forceful and controversial murals of the 1970s. Tucked away beneath the Westway, just to … Continue reading

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The Great Wave Mural Restoration – Video, by Larissa Alves

Following the successful restoration of the Great Wave Mural in Camberwell, we have a video interview with Vinnie O’Connell (of New Leaf), who helped oversee the restoration. Video by Larissa Alves. We would like to extend a big thank you … Continue reading

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British Murals 1920-1960: Book, Exhibition and Conference Reviewed, by Ben Kaufmann

Murals seem to be enjoying something of a Renaissance in popular consciousness at the moment. From our very own Nuclear Dawn Restoration campaign (petition here) or the attempts to save the Chartist Murals in Newport, to the recovery of a … Continue reading

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“Super Mural Saturday”, 2nd February, 2013

With six top-flight football games and the Six Nations kicking off in London, you may think that any discussion of ‘Super Saturday’ would be confined to Murdoch-paying pubs, terraced stands and overzealous sports journalists. For those of you looking for … Continue reading

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If Walls Could Speak – Film Review

An undoubted highlight of the mural calendar in London this year was the If Walls Could Speak project. Jointly run by Clapham Film Unit, Vinnie O’Connell and the London Mural Preservation Society, the project included the tremendously successful revamping of … Continue reading

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Brian Barnes – Autumn Talk Reviewed, by Ben Kaufmann

Back before the clocks had shifted and we had all resigned ourselves to the persistent greys of the London winter, muralist Brian Barnes was kind enough to give a talk for the London Mural Preservation Society. Delivered with his characteristic … Continue reading

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Murals of the Month! With an international twist!

We may be the London Mural Preservation Society, but we’re far from parochial, having in recent months made contact with and befriended mural artists from elsewhere in the world, notably from across the pond in the USA. So on a … Continue reading

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