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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
Peter Roa's Crane Mural
Spectacular mural of a massive feathered crane off Brick Lane.
Location: 49 Hanbury Street, Stepney, E1 5JP
Description: In an long-forgotten side road from Brick Lane, a mural with wings was born. Belgian artist Peter Roa came to Shoreditch and painted an astonishing bird in about 8 hours in April of 2010.
Six Oranges filmed this feat as part of their documentary on Brick Lane and art. Here's a teaser for that documentary:
In 2012 it was covered by a banner for the mayor of Tower Hamlets to much local furore.