Brick Lane Food
Brick Lane in London is one of my favourite areas. Hear of the Bengali community in London, the street boasts multi-lingual street names, a plethora of great Indian/Bengali curry houses, the famous 24-hour Beigel House at the top of the street, and (strangely) the HQ of the right-wing BNP at the other end (guess they were trying to make some sort of statement).
The Old Truman Brewery is also on Brick Lane. A huge building, it has been turned into an arts centre and has seen its share of controversy, especially with Gunther von Hagen’s Body Worlds exhibition a couple of years ago – the anatomical exhibition of real human bodies.
Part of the building is given over to an exciting new exhibition space called the Hype Gallery. right beside the Vibe Bar, right now this gallery is host to an exhibition sponsored by Hewlett Packard. Artists are invited to submit electronic version of their art, whether it be a photo of an artwork or sculpture, a scanned painting, or an electronically-produced piece of art or a movie. The only catch is that the piece of art must have a title with includes the letters “H” and “P” in that order. The gallery prints out each piece of art on state-of-the-art printers and they are displayed in the exhibition space on a rolling basis until later this month.