Camden has a fantastic reputation for innovative street art and a new piece that locals are talking about hasn't gone unnoticed in the London press.
Emerging street artist PANG was commissioned by the British Red Cross to create a thought-provoking and politically-driven mural centred around a refugee from Syria. The art is designed to raise awareness of the plight of thousands fleeing war-torn countries and it managed to create a stir, being picked up by the Evening Standard.
Camden is a hot-bed of creativity and street art has made the transition from nuisance graffiti to bona fide skill in recent years, being adopted by the Camden media community as a strategic marketing touch point.
Camden's prolific street art scene can be attributed, in part, to an organisation called Real Art of Street Art (RASA) and the Camden Markets Group, who has given over many of its buildings and hoardings to artists.
Home movers - especially those in creative industries - are still drawn to Camden for its free thinking and artistic vibe. With MTV Europe and Associated Press Television News already part of the neighbourhood, and Camden Town Unlimited and Camden Creative both supporting emerging talent, Camden's future looks bright.
A refugee who was forced to flee Syria following a bout of violence in the country is now the subject of a striking graffiti mural in north London. Businessman Ayman Hirh lived with his wife and two young sons in the Syrian capital of Damascus when he was forced to flee in January 2012. The family now live in Edinburgh after they were granted leave to remain in the UK for five years. Emerging street artist PANG has been commissioned by the British Red Cross to create an artwork inspired by Mr Hirh’s story. The work in Camden, north London, features a portrait of the refugee, plus an account of his life story and journey to the UK within it.