24 Old Gloucester St, Holborn, London WC1N 3AL
Let's celebrate together the first anniversary of the Hungarian mural in London depicting the main characters of Ferenc Molnár's novel The Paul Street Boys. Just a few steps away from the wall in Bloomsbury, the October Gallery will host a day full of fun and artistic activities.
During the day, join our street art workshops to discover how a 1906 novel can still stimulate creativity today. In these 90 minute workshops one of Global Street Art’s leading artists will take you through graffiti and lettering sketching and drawing techniques, guiding you to produce your very own graffiti masterpiece to keep. Global Street Art is the UK’s leading mural painting organisation, having organised over 2000 murals since 2012.
In the evening, see a Paul Street Boys-inspired improv show by the Dreamweaver Quartet in which characters and messages from the original story wil be rediscovered in an interactive way.
All activities are free, but registration via Eventbrite is essential.
Please note that the event space is accessible by stairs only.
Who are The Paul Street Boys?
A group of schoolboys in belle époque Budapest, battling for a piece of ground on a derelict building site, which to them is a cherished symbol of freedom.
In Ferenc Molnár’s (1878-1952) iconic novel, the three main characters Csónakos, Boka and Nemecsek, through nail-biting moments of courage, selfless leadership and friendship end up realising the futility and foolishness of war. The Paul Street Boys has enthralled readers worldwide, conveying universal messages that have lost none of their power for over a hundred years.
The mural evokes images of childhood and brotherhood, while rejuvenating a place where children can be themselves.
The artwork at Alf Barrett Playground (32 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AD) was created by Hungarian artists iamsuzie and cokestd, and commissioned by the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London, in cooperation with Színes Város.