It's fair to say that the creative vibes in Camden really do rub off on neighbouring Kentish Town. London Residential was pleased to spot an exciting opportunity for local residents to get some exposure for their artwork, thanks to a competition being run by developer Uplift and local publication Camden New Journal.
Uplift - a London-based developer with a history of revamping derelict buildings - is busy transforming the old Pizza Express site on the corner of Kentish Town Road and Prince of Wales Road - a site that has laid vacant for over two years. When complete - hopefully early in 2017 - the site will deliver a cinema, performance space and bar on the ground floor, and a number of apartments above. The scheme promises to be an excellent addition to the Kentish Town cultural scene, giving residents a much longed-for film screen.
With so much artistic talent in the local community, Uplift thought it would be a brilliant idea to decorate its hoarding with originals works by local people. The developers are looking for 10 'artists, illustrators and doodlers' who can create cinema-inspired black and white pieces to adorn the hoardings for a six-month period.
To enter the competition, which is open to all ages, entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Design a Poster Competition, Camden New Journal, 40, Camden Road, NW1 9RW.
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