Some paintings of the Queen as street art in London

Exhibitions and Art in London

Word has it that Noel Fielding (perhaps best known for comedy TV series The Mighty Boosh) is a bit of a multi-tasker – comedian, actor, writer, musician and DJ. To this range of skills he can add painter, since he has an art exhibition in London this month. What better opportunity to talk about art and art in London?

Noel Fielding exhibits his art in London.

In fact Noel Fielding graduated from the Croydon School of Art in the mid 1990’s and has been exhibiting his work since 2008, with a number of shows held in the capital. This latest exhibition is entitled ‘He Wore Dreams Around Unkind Faces’ and free entry greets those who want to make a trip to the Royal Albert Hall in Knightsbridge on 7, 14 and 15 March.

The Beatle's John Lennon - unusually, he was known as much for his art as his music
John Lennon – unusually, he was known as much for his art as his music


It got us thinking about other famous people, not primarily known for but who have dabbled in and been successful with their art. A few notable names, from London and around the world include Prince Charles, Paul McCartney, Derren Brown, Ronnie Wood, Pierce Brosnan, David Bowie, Terry Gilliam, George W. Bush, Tony Curtis, Johnny Depp and Sylvester Stallone.

Stars on Canvas at an exhibition run by the Willow Foundation.
More Stars on Canvas: musical contributions from pop artists including Kylie Minogue, Will.I.Am and Robbie Williams (left); the only painted Gruffalo in existence (centre); and a canvases from the Illustrators section including a piece by Mr Scruff (right).

We were privileged to be invited to an art exhibition held by our charity partner Willow Foundation last year, raising money with their bi-annual Stars on Canvas event. Up to 300 original artworks were created and donated by a number of well-known names, then shown in public prior to an online auction which raised £76,000. A brilliant example of art in London working positively to help change lives.

Some examples of street art in London.

Red Letter Days is a must go to for cultural and arty experiences and we offer a brilliant street art experience in London. Our guided tour leads a group from Old Street to Spitalfields (favourite haunts for Banksy), where many street artists are on display. Why not book now?

Nelson Mandela street art painting.


IMAGES: Noel Fielding Wiki, Shutterstock, RLD

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