Stratford Centre brings street art to the shops

Test out your graffiti skills at the Street Art Festival in Stratford this Wednesday and Thursday where shoppers can spray paint a digital wall and watch top class hip hop dancers.

The Stratford Centre is hosting the free festival from 10am to 5pm on both days for families and aspiring artists to show off their street credentials.

Watch out for YrWall, a digital graffiti wall that made its first appearance on TV’s Dragon’s Den, which has giant 8ft letters for people to paint or draw on and it simulates the experience of spray painting a brick wall with infra red light featuring visual effects like animated stars, swirls, drip effect paint and a variety of stencils.

The best creations will be featured on the Stratford Centre’s Facebook page where people can vote for their favourite.

The Firm, top hip hop dancers from East London Dance, will also be performing on Thursday at 11am and 2pm and hosting a workshop with choreographer E.D. Stephan at 12.30pm to teach visitors how to bust a move or two.

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