And we're off!
04 October 2019 saw the launch of the Brick Lane 1978 project. The gallery was packed-out with prospective volunteers eager to explore their local history. Against the backdrop of Paul Trevor’s breathtaking photographs, a lively talk with 1978 activists honed in on the importance of the project – all fuelled by scrumptious locally-sourced samosas.
Student journalists seeking stories at the launch.
1978 activists Dan Jones and Jamal Hasan reconnect.
Original protest banner painted by Dan Jones.
Launch attendees. Their family members were involved in the 1978 protests.
Tower Hamlets Mayor John Briggs praises the importance of the project.
Attendees listen to talks by original activists.
Activist Jamal Hasan points to a 1978 photograph by Paul Trevor.
[left to right] Local Councillor Sabina Akhtar, Tower Hamlets Mayor John Briggs, David Rosenberg, Dan Jones and Jamal Hasan.
Photos by Katy Palmer