Street art Windrush protest in Kentish Town
Pink lettering in Prince of Wales Road spells out 'Windblush'
24 May, 2018 — By Dan Carrier
The message left on a former art gallery in Prince of Wales Road
STREET art has appeared in Kentish Town with an inescapable message sent to the Home Office over the Windrush fiasco.
Blazoned across the shopfront of the now-closed Beardsmore Gallery, in Prince of Wales Road, the 5ft-high, pink lettering asks “Windblush?”
It was created by a group of anonymous artists who this month put up two other pieces on empty shops just yards away, questioning why they were lying empty when homelessness in London is at record highs.
One of the group’s members said: “We, like any right-minded person, are disgusted by the way our fellow Londoners, whose parents or themselves moved here to help make our nation a better place, have been treated.”
They added: “It is a matter of deep, deep shame that some of our Windrush generation have been living under a threat of deportation. It goes against all the values British people hold dear. We wanted to make that point through this piece of art.”