.’. Urban SmART .’.

Art can always surprise you and you can find the most amazing things once you open your mind to the world, but these boxes you can find around EC1. You can find art works from contemporary stencils of two local children painting with a big dog to …

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Art can always surprise you and you can find the most amazing things once you open your mind to the world, but these boxes you can find around EC1.

You can find art works from contemporary stencils of two local children painting with a big dog to a celebration of cycling, and anyone can apply to paint a BOX – you don’t need to be a famous artist.

URBAN SMART is doing it all around, from EC1 to Australia you can contribute with some inspirational work of art and transform a boring old green box into anything you fancy.

If you are walking around EC1 this weekend look for them and HAVE FUN!!! After all EC1 has not only the boxes but much more to offer!!!

HERE IS THE ARTISTS AND LOCATIONS

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Found at: Whitecross St, Old St and surroundings.

Author: Dani Middleton

I was born in Brazil in 1981 and lived there for 23 years before emigrating to the UK in 2005. I had read about England’s history since a young age however I moved here purely due to the history of London itself. Everything in this city fascinates me; from its parks, pubs and buildings to street names, post boxes and bollards. Watching children “beating the bounds” or the rose ceremony, you can never be tired of London. I love the quirkiness of the little alleys, the secrets of the forgotten architecture and how wonderful it can be to simply turn a corner and suddenly find a whole new world. I have worked in some remarkable places in London: museums, palaces, galleries, archives, even digging for the MoL on the Thames foreshore but I now work for Tower Bridge where, daily, I can see the City from a different point of view. Working for the City, learning its history and stories makes me eager to learn more. London is a flowing, living organism, with the old and new together transforming it every day, but always with its history at your fingertips. One step, an intricate Victorian coal hole; another step, an old Police box; yet another, an office block built seamlessly onto an old roman ruin. I am just a girl, lost in London trying not to find the way out but a way deeper, further inside what makes this city so… special, so… unique, so… me. I am a Londoner.

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