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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th January 1958 Born today: Gary Brian Tibbs, London, rock bassist (Adam and The Ants, Roxy Music)
25th January 1919 Born today: Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
25th January 1882 Born today: Virginia [Adeline] Woolf, London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse)
25th January 1540 Born today: Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)
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.