Using Palimpsest to Understand the City’s Cultural Re-appropriation of Graffiti and Street Art and the Impact it has on its Representational and Socio- Political Function

Abstract Having worked for renowned street artist Banksy’s press relations team for the past few summers, including throughout his critically-acclaimed exhibition ‘Dismaland’ in Weston- Super-Mare in 2015, I have been conditioned to celebrate street-art; appraising its satirical socio-political commentary and commending the voice it gives the minority. However, living in Shoreditch for the past two

How and why does the historic Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club utilise the Age of Jazz’s (1919 – 1929) distinct social, racial and spatial conditions to attract new consumers?

Introduction ‘The Original Dixieland Jazz Band has landed in London’ says an evening paper. We are grateful for the warning”.  Punch, 16 April 1919 The arrival of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB) in 1919 provides a convenient starting point for the ‘Age of Jazz’ in London and, specifically, Soho (Parsonage, 2002). Almost 100 years

How have the recent histories of Soho and the surrounding areas been shaped by those defined in history as queer women

‘She loved these walks through London…it was a tingle, something electric, something produced as if by the friction of her shoes against the streets.’- The Paying Guests, p36 In 2017, the Tate Britain held an exhibition, entitled ‘Queer British Art’. Whilst this sounded like a fantastic exploration of all forms of queerness, and their relation

Twinings

The small flagship store of Twinings at 216 Strand of London is often overseen by its surrounding, tall and modern buildings. However, originally founded by Thomas Twinings in 1706 as a coffee house, this small tea house has a history of over 300 years. In fact, the history of Twinings is deeply rooted in the