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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
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.