04 Jun '13, 4pm
Every month CabbieBlog hopes to show you a little gem of a building which you might have passed without noticing. Tucked away in Ashwin Street in the now so fashionable Dalston Junction. This building which once advertised the original owner’s proud boast to be at the forefront of artists’ paint technology is now a theatre. R eeves manufactured their artists’ paints here from 1866: This section of their factory was added in 1913 as the print house and is richly decorated with mosaics. The building stands just behind the ‘Peace Mural’. Unveiled – if that is possible on an artwork covering the side of a building – by the late Tony Banks MP. Depicting the Soviet Union and United States standoff and declaring Hackney as a ‘nuclear free zone’. It seems to have placated both super-powers as Hackney has remained untouched by any nuclear strike. Reeves were founded in 1766 by Will...