Month: August 2015

Park Life – A Green Treasure Hunt in Vauxhall

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 Treasure Hunts in London organised a treasure hunt exploring parks around Vauxhall.

meeting point

The adventure started at Oval underground station.

Treasure hunters gathering at the start

Players gathered at the station to collect their clue packs.

giving out clue packs

They reviewed the questions before setting off to explore the parks.

Roundel in vauxhall

All the clues were given as haikus.

found in kennington flower garden

It was a very hot day and one team found a novel way to cool down.

   vauxhall - pumping iron 2 by soggy bottoms

The hunt ended with a drink at a nearby pub. The answers were given to the clues, the winners were announced and prizes distributed.

announcing the winners

Street Art

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Graffiti

windmill mural, photo by Juliamaud
windmill mural, photo by Juliamaud

While graffiti was seen as a problem in some areas in the 1980’s,  in Brixton it was seen as a way to brighten the area. Consequently, the council began commissioning street art.

Brixton has a lot of street art, which the London Mural Preservation Society is now charged with maintaining. Some art is by international street artists, while others is by local community groups.

passenger at Brixton, photo by Juliamaud
passenger at Brixton, photo by Juliamaud

Street Art Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunts in London run an adventure that explores the street art found around Brixton.