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Summer Party

The W+K London Culture Club did us proud last Thursday with a swinging summer party at Hackney Wick’s Stour Space.

The building, which houses artist studios and galleries, was a perfect venue for the summer celebrations where the bottomless beer and prosecco were complimented by live music from rising-star Remi. The night ended in a slightly less composed fashion with the great and the good (and the particularly bad) cutting dubious shapes on the dancefloor.

Massive thanks to the organisers for a fantastic night.

Al Murphy – Flagging

The W+K London walls are currently adorned with with the art of illustrator Al Murphy.

For his latest project, ‘Flagging’, Al has brought to life a selection of sketches and doodles, turning them into hand stitched banners, cut from the finest felt Wood Green’s prestigious The Mall shopping centre had to offer. Each design is a strictly limited edition of ten.

According to the artist, hours and hours were spent painstakingly waiting for someone else to do all the stitching, during which time, Al watched television and checked Facebook and things like that.

Click here to find out more about Al’s work.