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

12:00
Caitlin Moran

Hundreds flocked to the launch of a unique tool to marry technology and creativity this month.

Yesterday, 16:49
Stoke Newington police station, Stoke Newington Road.

Paedophiles and pimps are being targeted in a new ‘two-pronged’ crackdown to protect children.

Yesterday, 14:23
Rio Cinema, Kingsland High Street.

An event to raise money for refugee children takes place at the Rio Cinema tomorrow.

Yesterday, 13:30
Prime Minister David Cameron is interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (right) on the Sky News/Channel 4 programme: Cameron & Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10, at the Sky Studios in Osterley, west London.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband were grilled by Jeremy Paxman and a studio audience last night in the first of the general election television set pieces.

Most read news

A brave PCSO fended the knife-wielding man off with a shopping basket.

Italy’s highest court today overturned last year’s convictions and declined to order another trial.

But what do other parties do with their 404 pages? This you’ll want to see.

Digital Edition

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


Our trusted business finder