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Greenbox festival takes root at W+K London

We’ve teamed up with YouTube live sessions channel Evergreen to launch Greenbox, a week-long music festival showcasing London’s hottest up and coming artists.

From tomorrow (Wednesday), our public facing Hanbury St window will be transformed into plant-based paradise to play host to a raft of local talent, each performing a 30 minute set of original music.

Acoustic sets, from the likes of rapper Ashnikko and soul singer Aanya Martin, will be live-streamed at instagram.com/wk_ldn weekdays at 6pm and at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Performances will also be posted to Greenbox’s YouTube channel.

W+K’s JJ Bender and Ayo Fagbemi said: “Working with Evergreen on this window for us, is a chance for us to highlight the wide range of musical talent this city has to offer. Too often music is not put on the pedestal it deserves – we want to make the busy streets of Shoreditch stop and take a break from their hectic lives and enjoy the creativity of the artists we’ve selected. It’s gonna be a great moment!”

Watch online or live at 16 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.

Full line up:

July 24 – 6pm: Alexina – InstagramSpotify
July 25 – 6pm: Kam-Bu – InstagramSpotify
July 26 – 6pm: Ashnikko – InstagramSpotify
July 27 – 2pm: Ayrtn – InstagramSpotify
July 27 – 2.45pm: Aanya Martin – InstagramSpotify
July 28 – 2pm: GeeJay – InstagramSpotify

W+K welcomes Trump to London

As part of this year’s D&AD festival, we teamed up with artist Edel Rodriguez for Hell Is Empty, an exhibition of his hard-hitting illustrations. With Donald Trump taking centre stage in much of the work, we thought it’d only be right to keep the public exhibition open to welcome the US President to London for his state visit, which starts today.

Edel, dubbed “America’s Illustrator-in-chief” by Fast Company, said of the work: “Children in cages, neo-nazis in the streets, an environment collapsing around us, and a leader who revels in chaos. These are topics that I have been commenting upon on a daily basis in today’s America. My confrontational works have appeared on magazine covers, television, exhibition floors, and at protest rallies throughout the United States.”

The exhibition will be on display this week at Hanbury Street, London.