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The Bricks… Or Brick Lane as many of you may know it as. It’s known for its vibrant colours and culture. Its great street performers, street, Asian but mostly Bengali restaurants and , vintage stores, the selling of very rare and ancient items that date back to as early as the 1900’s. Like these Polaroid and Folding autographic brownie cameras, that date back to the 70s and the 1900s.
There is plenty of street to see in area of brick lane; the art is done by a various number of artist, who come from all over the world to pave the walls of brick lane with their fantastic creations. One of the artist is known as “DALEGRIMSHAW” – Dale Grimshaw, he is known for his symbolic paintings, that unusually have a meaning behind them, usually political meaning. It is also full of posters made be some known and anonymous people. They mostly have political meaning. Like for instance this Nike poster talks about the use of child slaves and how children are exploited in third world countries.
Brick Lane also many talents of street performers who would play there music or demonstration their own talents. For many this is their way to get around life, using their talents to make by busking. Some of the type of talent we see in the area in and around brick lane, tends to be things such beat boxing, live bands or just people playing instruments like guitars or drums or both.
Each of these artist or street performers would have bystanders record them and these videos would be uploaded to internet and could increase their chances of fame. Lewis Floyd Henry has been doing this for a long time. I had looked at some youtube videos which show his performances and they date back to six years ago.
To me the thing which makes brick lane, brick lane is the vintage stores. These are the pillars of brick lane and I would say that it is probably the main reason why most people are attracted to the area; they are there to look for clothes that tend to be exclusive and sold for cheaper and better prices than in its original shop. The fashion and clothing tend to show the diversity of area and removes any sort of label that people give brick lane.
Before Interview Starts:
We had sat down and interviewed a student, who goes to a college that is quiet close to the area of brick lane. We had asked him a couple questions and told him to give his complete honest opinion.