God’s Own Junkyard, known for its fluorescent signs and neon lights, is set to take over covered Leadenhall Market next week, bringing with it the luminous brightness it’s so popular for.
Slotted rather precariously on an industrial estate in east London, God’s Own Junkyard is instantly recognisable thanks to its bright pink illuminations and light artwork. If you haven’t already checked it out and snapped up the ‘grammable site for your social feed, it’s a needs must. If you have, things just got even more exciting as the owners are set to takeover the popular covered market, Leadenhall Market for a three month long installation.
From Wednesday 26th May until the end of July, the Victorian market will be unrecognisable, abrim with lights and neon signs.
World renowned as the filming set for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Leadenhall Market will collaborate with Gods Own Junkyard on Electric City, an immersive production involving multiple units and installations dedicated to film.
God’s Own Junkyard, founded by the late neon artist Chris Bracey, has worked on major film sets for over 40 years, creating signage in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Judge Dredd, Batman, Tomb Raider, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Dark Knight. And you can see all of these signs come to life in this fun, new neon installation.
As well as the movie signs, expect to find stills of the pieces dotted around the window displays of Leadenhall Market’s shop fronts.
A walk-in installation and information hub will be open to explore on Wednesdays to Saturdays, with select pieces available to purchase via a Shopify site with item codes for virtual buyers, although the movie signs won’t be for sale sadly.
Further announcements are to follow, including information on guided tours and talks spread over various dates in June and July.
With May half term and summer holidays around the corner, this is a great one to take the kids to or simply head down to snap a few pics for the ‘gram.
Electric City will run from Wednesday 26th May until late July