Straddling the border of Clerkenwell and the City of London, Whitecross Street has always been an unusual kind of place. Although nowadays it’s best known for its excellent weekday food market, the street and surrounding area have a history of going against the grain. And this weekend, it’s time to celebrate it at the annual Whitecross Street Party, a two-day bash dedicated to non-conformists. Now that’s our kind of party!
Whitecross Street Party is about as far as you can get from your standard village fête. Instead of 50p Rice Krispie cakes, you get street performers, music, poetry and spoken word, a record fair and two days of live painting by 25 graffiti artists creating an outdoor exhibit. Look out for the ‘Hell Bus’, a genius piece of climate-satire-interactive-art from Darren Cullen of @spellingmistakescostlives. See the full line-up on the Whitecross Street Party’s website.