All power to the ‘P’


Like many residents, we’ve long had a soft spot for graf artist Mr P’s fabulous ‘Kentish Town!’ work, which livens …



Like many residents, we’ve long had a soft spot for graf artist Mr P’s fabulous ‘Kentish Town!’ work, which livens up a brick wall behind the tube, and has greeted thousands of commuters and visitors since it appeared back in 2005.

And we’re happy to report that this week it’s had a facelift; not only that, but it was funded, according to the Camden New Journal, by an anonymous group of businesses and residents so that even though said facelift – on a cherry picker, in the middle of the day, with safety harnasses et al – appeared legitimate, it wasn’t. “In fact,” says Mr P, in the CNJ, “it was technically illegal.” Ha! Very Kentish Town.

And he says, in the CNJ, of the original work: “I remember thinking when I first did it that this is Kentish Town, it’s pretty cool, so let’s celebrate it. I didn’t realise it would become a landmark, but it has done.”


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Indeed. But who, then, were the mystery benefactors? And who, for that matter, is Mr P? We at the Kentishtowner need to know.

Until then, we salute you one and all.


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