Sunday, 22 March 2009

Hicks is the new London champion!

Wow - still shocked and hungover from an amazing night...over 1200 came through the door with a one in one out all night!! Thanks for all those who came down and had the patience to chill outside.

This Secret Wars was probably the best so far - everything went perfectly and the venue was a huge step up from Cafe 1001. A very proud moment seeing how far Secret Wars has come in just over 2 years....The USA is next!

With Reeps favourite to win, Hicks came in feeling little pressure - Both guys had a plan and both were well prepared for an intense and exciting SW battle.

The crowd was electric and the atmosphere at times was tense...The battle finally kicked off around 10:30pm and people stood in awe as the guys got to work on the large white walls (12ft wide by 8ft high).

All night DJ Session kept the crowd rocking with a stack of classic tunes, with the crowd screaming with every mix.

When the time came to get the judges on stage, the tension began to mount and I found it hard to get anywhere the stage. First up to judge came Ligaya (Victoria & Albert Museum) who decide to give her vote to Hicks, then Reeps came fighting back with a massive decibel smashing crowd vote 1-1....It came down to the final judge - Brett from MTV / 1/10, after much thought and pacing on stage he finally pulled out his edding board marker and scribbled Hicks on his white board!!

We have a new and very worthy champion....Hicks (54 crew)

Thanks to all those who came down and supported and a huge thanks to the entire team on the night and edding markers for linking us up as usual.


The set up during the day.

Sketch for the outside banner by Jimi Crayon - Oh and who stole it?? please leave a comment to say it is safe and in a good home....

The HUGE queue of people trying to get in from 8pm - Over 1200 people came through the door and it was one in / one out all night..Sorry to those that did not get in!

Hicks getting interviewed by one of many TV channels in attendance.

Some shots of Hicks celebrating with friends

Final wall - Reeps (Left) & Hicks (Right)

photos taken from - Elliot Rebellious & Phil Gabriel

Also check out this amazing full length timelapse from Light and Time -

Friday, 13 March 2009


The end is really blooming nigh!
Hicks vs Reeps 1, who will win the £1000 and the right to call themselves a champion!
This, the Series 3 Final will be held in the biggest and best venue to date!
click flyer below for details...


Things got messy last week down at Village Underground! In a Secret Wars special in collaboration with Havana club and edding UK - Monorex took on Innercity collective on the biggest Secret Wars wall ever built (40ft wide by 16ft high)!

The Monorex team was made up of Stika, Teck, Jimi Crayon, Mr K and Alfa - They came with a loose plan in mind, easiest way to explain would be to say they drew a Cuban party in a old skool Cadillac.

Not only was this event the biggest wall on record but the guys at Secret Wars hq also allowed a small amount of colour to help express the Cuban vibes! Probably never to be seen again at any Secret Wars event....

For all those that were lucky enough to get in and sip on free Havana cocktails (big up), and a HUGE sorry to those peeps that did not get in (RSVP AND GET THERE SOONER NEXT TIME).

Thanks to everyone that helped out and a massive thanks to WIGHT PRESERVATION for building the wall.

Big up to Havana for backing this crazy concept and edding uk for supplying us our battle markers!

Photos by Philip Gabriel -