Gig Reviews Part 3: Renegade Art
Another week in the big smoke negotiating the cultural jungle. This week I took a detour and went to an art show!
Renegade Art, Pancake and Booze Art Show, Limehouse
Dessert. Beer. Culture – a match winning combination! All were present at the Pancakes and Booze Art Fair in East London last Friday.
I went to see exhibits by Hull born artist Rene Levesley (aka Renegade Art). He stylishly blends Pop Art with modern day iconography. Nothing is safe from getting the Renegade treatment: from Londoners, to chip spice and Hulk Hogan, his work shows a keen eye for making the mundane exciting. He's a popular lad too - most of the Renegade pieces sold out on the night!
The Pancake and Booze Art Show is a bit of a phenomenon too. Now in its eighth year, they exhibit in over thirty cities around the world, showcasing the best in local art, music and food. It's very popular: queues snaked labyrinth-like around the venue throughout the evening. I even had to act as Rene's sales rep whilst he went on a lengthy quest to get his fill of pancakes and beer (my total sales: nil).
Where to next?
I'm heading to see Band of Horses at the O2 on Thursday, which I'm sure will be BIG! If you have any suggestions of a cultural event I MUST go to, then get in touch: @stephensonrich.
Until next time, keep it real. #IAMRICH
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