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‘Iconic’ Shoreditch Artwall can stay put

PUBLISHED: 14:57 13 January 2017 | UPDATED: 18:01 13 January 2017

Street artist Zabou's work 'Shoreditch Curtain'

Street artist Zabou's work 'Shoreditch Curtain'

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Developers of a luxury complex have promised an iconic graffiti wall which promotes up-and-coming street artists can remain.

The wall has featured its fair share of marriage proposalsThe wall has featured its fair share of marriage proposals

The Gazette broke the news that Shoreditch Art Wall – where the likes of Ant Carver, Gnasher, Louis Gomez and rap artist MF Doom have painted, and marriage proposals made by romantic lovers – could only be around for another three months.

Galliard Homes have pledged to retain the wall as part of their £750 million development, which is being built on the site of William Shapespeare’s Curtain Theatre.

A spokesman from The Stage said: “We are proud to be preserving the history of Shoreditch and the remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre at The Stage. The art wall is a unique element of Shoreditch life and we are committed to keeping it as part of the development.”


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