Search

London Riots: Graffiti festival cancelled on advice of police

PUBLISHED: 06:46 12 August 2011 | UPDATED: 09:50 15 August 2011

Graffiti artists at work at last year's festival in Brick Lane.

Graffiti artists at work at last year's festival in Brick Lane.

Archant

A graffiti festival scheduled to take place this weekend has had to be cancelled in the wake of the London Riots.

Artists from across the UK and France were due to descend on Hornsey Street, off Holloway Road, Islington, at the International Meeting of Styles to transform a grey stretch of empty shop units with a splash of colour on Saturday.

Organisers were keen to press ahead with the free event despite recent events but said that police strongly advised them to cancel.

They said it was “hugely disappointing” but vowed to reschedule the event for later in the year.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette