Knitting, Astronomy And Graffiti Come Together At Festival

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 28 months ago
Knitting, Astronomy And Graffiti Come Together At Festival

Guerilla knitter Deadly Knitshade will be talking about her work as part of Brockley Street Art Festival

Creating food memories through graffiti, a discussion on extrasolar planet discoveries, and guerrilla knitting are among the events taking place alongside the debut Brockley Street Art Festival.

While the festival will see walls around Brockley brightened up with graffiti, the programme of non-painting events includes Dr Steve Fossey of University College London Department of Physics and Astronomy and the University of London Observatory explaining his research in extrasolar planet discoveries as well as his most recent discovery of the supernova SN 2014J in Messier 82 (aka The Cigar Galaxy). The talk is organised by the STEAM:ED Collective, which will also develop a mural showcasing chemical elements discovered by British chemists.

The 29 May-6 June event will also feature a colouring competition for children, a live art jam, and a talk with guerrilla knitter Deadly Knitshade.

There's also a chance to revisit the London Graffiti scene of the 1980s and 1990s at a discussion between The Artful Dodger — one of the first aerosol writers to emerge from the UK — and educationalist and anthropologist David Holloway, curator of some of the country's first graffiti exhibitions.

Brockley Street Art Festival is organised by local residents working in partnership with Londonist, the annual Brockley Max festival and Global Street Art.

It is currently fundraising to bring back a mural of Bob Marley, which the group explains here:

More information about the festival and events programme can be found on the website.

Last Updated 28 April 2015