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Aldgate East: my neighbourhood

Photography walks, creative writing, local history, oral histories, filmmaking

This creative community project explores Aldgate East, Whitechapel and Spitalfields past and present. It is free and open to anyone who lives or works in the local area.  

  • Part 1 runs to December 2018 includes photography & history walks, creative writing workshops, visits to local archives, and oral history recordings with local residents. 
  • Part 2 starts in January 2019. We will produce a short film, and offer participants practical filmmaking skills.

Interested in participating or volunteering? Register your interest here

The project is funded through Tower Hamlets Community Cohesion Pilot Programme, with partners Four Corners, Alternative Arts/Photomonth and Swadhinata Trust.

Coming up : 

No Grave but the Sea: talk by Ansar Ahmed Ullah on the centenary of the end of the First World War, and the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet members who died at sea. 10.30-12.30. Sunday 11 November.  Book your place here 

Aldgate East My Neighbourhood exhibition launch: 4 December 2019, 6.00-8.00pm at Idea Store Whitechapel  See participants' work and photobooth images by Heather McDonough and Rod Morris. Talks with photographers David Hoffman, Sarah Ainslie and creative writers- dates to be announced. Book your place for the exhibition launch here! 

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