There is a new mural on the wall of the Village Underground in Shoreditch, East London. It is for the victims and survivors of Grenfell Tower. I wrote all about it here.
It has now been finished and just in case you haven’t managed to make it down there to see it yet, I thought I’d share a few photos of it being created.
It was completed and revealed on Wednesday, 19th July and created by the renowned English street artist Ben Eine, featuring a poem written about the disaster by the Booker Prize-winning Nigerian writer Ben Okri. It marks the one-month anniversary of a fire that claimed at least 80 lives.
Okri’s poem “Grenfell Tower, June, 2017”, composed in the days after the fire and first broadcast on Channel 4 News and published in the Financial Times, is rendered across the 120-square-metre wall of the Village Underground on Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, east London. The lines “You saw it in the tears of those who survived” appear in Eine’s colourful style .