Lakota was a really big club back in the day, so many huge events there, and billed on a national level with Cream, Turnmills, etc. Despite one or two biggies now and again (the Banksy Museum Show afterparty was there a few months back, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and all), it’s not been what it was for a few years now, and it came close to being pulled down for yet more of the ‘luxury executive flats’ that this city so clearly needs.
Seems that’s still a possibility, but it’s on the backburner now, as there’s a new lease in place for a couple more years. So, given what it used to be, the owners have decided to do the place up, put in brand new toilets, rip out the stage, and get a tidy new paint job to go over the flaking Paris and Eco work that was there (and had lasted 10 years or so to be fair).
So, the weekend saw a massive new work going up on it, Cheo getting his bit done on Friday, then Flx, Soker, Jody, Sepr, Epok and 3Dom coming down Saturday onwards.
It’s still not done now, there’s talk of more people being lined up to come along, and there may be some tidying to do here and there. But here’s a bit of a gallery of the weekend’s painting (and the one bit of graf they’ve left inside the now repainted club, a couple of old Ghostboy stencils).