Search

Mark Ronson and Katy B come to Hackney Wick to launch Olympics street art

12:38 17 February 2012

(L-R) Artists Neil Edward and Hadley Ever with popstars Katy B and Mark Ronson and artist Sam Bates by the Beat Wall in Hackney Wick

(L-R) Artists Neil Edward and Hadley Ever with popstars Katy B and Mark Ronson and artist Sam Bates by the Beat Wall in Hackney Wick

Tim Sullivan

Grammy award-winning producer Mark Ronson and dubstep singer Katy B came to Hackney Wick yesterday (February 16) to unveil a giant piece of street art that aims to get young people excited about the Olympic Games.

The Beat Wall, off White Post Lane, celebrates the launch of Coca Cola’s Move to the Beat campaign and Anywhere in the World, a song recorded by the two popstars for the 2012 sponsor.

“Move to the Beat is all about getting teens excited about London 2012 by tapping into their passion for music and fusing it with sport,” said Mark, who has enjoyed chart success with Valerie, featuring Amy Winehouse, Stop Me and Bang Bang Bang.

The artwork, which is 25 metres by 10 metres, has been created by photorealist street artists Neil Edward, Hadley Ever and Smug as a visual translation of the track.

Neil said: “It would be nice to inspire people, especially in an arty area like Hackney Wick where a lot of people have issues with corporate infiltration. This shows them that we have tried to do something positive that is in keeping with the current surroundings.”

1 comment

  • Took precisely 3 days for the mural to be vandalised...

    Report this comment

    RichPrior

    Friday, February 24, 2012

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 14:05
The Rose and Crown, Stoke Newington, built in 1930.

Two Hackney boozers are amongst 19 recognised nationally as shining examples of the inter-war years, when pubs were made bigger and better to leave behind an image of ‘drunkenness’ to attract more respectable customers including families and women.

Yesterday, 12:38
Adam Deacon outside court.

Award-winning actor Adam Deacon has been fined and given a restraining order after bombarding his former mentor with abusive messages while suffering from cannabis-induced psychosis.

Yesterday, 07:00
True-crime movie Legend with Emily Browning as Frances Kray and Tom Hardy as Reggie Kray

The tragic wife of notorious gangster Reggie Kray who took her own life after walking out on him had electric shock treatment in Hackney Hospital which helped erase memories of their doomed marriage, a book out on Thursday reveals in the run-up to next week’s Legend movie about the Krays.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Woodberry Wetlands

A Grade II listed building is being restored to its former glory as a visitor hub for the new Woodberry Wetlands nature reserve.

Most read news

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hackney Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder