A few weekends ago we were posted up at the Hearn Street carpark off Curtain road on an incredibly sunny Sunday. Streetfest saw hundreds of young creatives get together to showcase their talents and celebrate the culture of our streets.
There was so much to see and do during the afternoon that it took us a good few hours to get round and experience it all. Outside, the streets were lined with huge white boards and a team of graffiti artists and painters were invited to create their own murals as the crowd passed by. Our favourite came from Mister Batlow and Amar Stewart, showcasing their unique combination of darkness and colours. Inside the mini-ramp was again dominated by the Lovenskate skateboard team and Kingdom Mag’s inline skate team. Some huge tricks were landed throughout the day, as we could tell from the roars and board slaps that echoed throughout the venue every so often.
The Streetfest market gave a bunch of independent brands the chance to showcase their collections and perhaps pick up a few new customers. Ask Your Girl, The Ugly Kids Club and Justin Hustlin all had stalls at the market representing for Team UK. Alongside the market, Adidas gave young designers the chance to design their own pair of kicks (although on paper), and soon the mi Adidas wall was filled with hundreds of shoes, in all colours and styles. The nonpermanent wall gave those handy with a pen the opportunity to step up and create their own piece of art, only to be dismantled later that day, leaving behind only memories. The main room hosted the day’s musical performances, most memorably, appearances from Mr. Hudson, Ty and Session.
As the sun went down, the party continued on into the night and we packed our bags and headed home. A big thank you to all who came down, stopped by our stall, had a chat, picked up some stickers and showed us some love, it was great to meet you! And Congratulations to our competition winners, we hope you had a great day. Stay locked for more info on the next Streetfest event, but for now, check out some photos below.
Photography: The Daily Street