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ART PAVILION

020 7364 3115

Mile End Park, Clinton Road , E3 4QY

Mile End tube

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts

Weds-Sun 11am-6pm

05 Oct - 28 Oct

WINDRUSH: Portrait of a Generation

Jim Grover

Windrush: Portrait of a Generation is the latest, highly acclaimed, photo-story by award-winning social documentary photographer Jim Grover. For 12 months Jim spent time with the Caribbean community in South London, capturing the very distinctive ways in which the first generation of Caribbean migrants are living their lives, true to their culture and traditions.

First exhibited at gallery@oxo on London’s South Bank in 2018 it also includes written life stories of members of the community.

www.jimgroverphotography.com,

www.windrushportraitofageneration.com



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AUTOGRAPH ABP

020 7729 9200

Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA

Liverpool Street tube

www.autograph-abp.co.uk

Tues, Wed, Fri 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm, Sat 12noon-6pm

20 Jul - 03 Nov

LIBERTY/DIASPORA

Omar Victor Diop

In his first exhibition in the UK, Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop recasts history and the global politics of black resistance.



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AUTOGRAPH ABP

020 7729 9200

Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA

Liverpool Street tube, Shoreditch High Street overground

www.autograph-abp.co.uk

Tues, Wed, Fri 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm, Sat 12noon-6pm

20 Jul - 03 Nov

PURDAH ­– THE SACRED CLOTH

Arpita Shah

Photographs portraying women from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Scotland, who practice the tradition of head covering and veiling.

Image: Arpita Shah, Sari, Reshma. From Purdah – The Sacred Cloth (2013). Courtesy © Arpita Shah



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BARBICAN

020 7638 8891

Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Barbican/Moorgate tube

www.barbican.org.uk

Sat-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur & Fri 10am-9pm, Bank Holiday Mons 12noon-6pm, Bank Holiday Fris 12noon-9pm

10 Oct - 27 Jan

MODERN COUPLES: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

As the notion of a ‘couple’ evolves with society’s changing approach to marriage, partnerships, family and gender, this exhibition presents the first interdisciplinary show to explore the creative output resulting from the exclusive or polyamorous relationships between artist couples in the first half of the 20th Century. Includes the work of photographers, painters, sculptors, architects, designers, poets, writers, musicians, dancers, and performers.  £13.50/£11 & £9 concs.

www.barbican.org.uk/ModernCouplesNews



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BIDDLE BROS

020 8985 7052

88 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0QR

Hackney Central overground

https://www.facebook.com/biddlebros/

Mon-Thurs 6pm-12midnight, Fri 4pm-1am, Sat 1pm-1am, Sun 1pm-12midnight

01 Oct - 30 Nov - Preview: 10 October 6pm-12midnight

HACKNEY 24/7

Jon Goldberg, Emma Marshall, Roland Ramanan, Craig Stevenson

Responding to Hackey Council's controversial plans to further restrict the licensing of new businesses in the borough, East London collective LDNtwentyfour7 explores the thriving nightlife of Hackney and considers the potential impact the Council's policy could have on the area. The collective, comprising members of London Independent Photography's Shoreditch group, presents the third body of work in their social documentary series. 

http://ldntwentyfour7.com/



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BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE

020 7392 9200

230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH

Liverpool Street tube

www.bishopsgate.org.uk

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

13 Oct - 08 Dec - Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Take Great Photos in a Day: ­ 1 day session

Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm 13, 20 October, 17, 24 November, 8 December

This one-day workshop will teach you handy technical knowledge and enhance your creativity when taking photographs. You will learn how to control your manual camera’s exposure, moving away from limited automatic modes. This is an eye-opening workshop-style session with hands-on tuition and practice. During the workshop, the tutor will give you creative advice, ideas on what subjects to shoot, and tips on how to shoot them in an inspiring way. Expect to put all theory you learn into practice.

Equipment required: a camera with manual functions, preferably a digital SLR or digital compact with manual controls. £79, £59 concessions.



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BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE

020 7392 9200

230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH

Liverpool Street tube

www.bishopsgate.org.uk

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

26 Sep - 31 Oct - 6.30pm-8.30pm

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY Level 1: 6 week course

Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm, 26 September-31 October

Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm, 7 November-12 December

If you have always wanted to take amazing photographs, then our practical photography courses are for you. You will learn all those tricky aspects of your camera settings and controls, master the art of composing a great picture, and find inspiration to get out there and snap. This course is for students who are new to the subject and want to get to grips with their camera, and for those wishing to brush up on their skills.

Equipment required: a camera with manual functions, preferably a digital SLR or digital compact with manual controls. £206, £155 concessions



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BRADY ARTS CENTRE

020 7364 7900

192-196 Hanbury Street, E1 5HU

Whitechapel tube

www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts

Mon-Weds and Fri 8:30am-7pm. Thurs 8:30am-9pm, Sat 10:30am-5:30pm

01 Oct - 31 Oct

CUBAN NOTEBOOK

Larry Herman

These photographs are part of a much larger portfolio in the permanent archive of the Confederacion de Trabajadores de Cubanos (Confederation of Cuban Workers) in Havana which was first shown in a 2017 Mayday Exhibition in Cuba.

The Photographs were made during a period of four years.

www.larryherman.net



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CAFÉ VERT

George Green's School, 100 Manchester Road, Isle of Dogs, London , E14 3DW

Island Gardens DLR Station

www.80sislandphotos.org.uk

Sat 10am-3pm, Mon-Fri 10.30am-3.30pm

20 Oct - 26 Oct

ISLE OF DOGS : BEFORE THE BIG MONEY

Mike Seaborne

This exhibition marks the publication by Hoxton Mini Press of Mike Seaborne's new book, Isle Of Dogs : Before The Big Money. The photographs were taken in the early 1980s and capture both the environment and the people of the Isle of Dogs before the advent of Canary Wharf and global finance transformed the area forever.

http://www.mikeseaborne.co.uk



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CASS SCHOOL OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Atrium Gallery

020 7423 0000

London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street , E1 7NT

Aldgate East tube

www.londonmet.ac.uk/schools/the-cass/

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm. Sat 11am-4pm

16 Nov - 29 Nov - Preview: 15 November 6pm-8pm

PHOTOGRAD

The Atrium Gallery at London Metropolitan University will be home to photographers represented by Photograd who have graduated from a UK based course within the last 3 years. The exhibition celebrates new graduate photography in 2018.

www.photograd.co.uk



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CASS SCHOOL OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Atrium Gallery

020 7423 0000

Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, E1 7NT

Aldgate East tube

https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/schools/the-cass/

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pm

08 Oct - 26 Oct - Preview: 5 October 5.30pm-8.30pm

THE PHOTO-DIARIES OF MICK WILLIAMSON

Mick Williamson

This exhibition of Mick Williamson’s Photo-Diaries is a celebration of Mick’s working life at The Cass. As senior Lecturer in charge of Photography, he has been the backbone of the Cass Photography department for forty-six years and is much loved by so many or his tireless energy, vision, support and encouragement. He has been an exceptionally committed and gifted teacher but he is also a very talented photographer, known for his half-frame images, which capture the joy of living and remind us that the ordinary can be wonderful. Please come along and help him celebrate!

Sue Andrews, Emeritus Reader, East End Archive Project Leader Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University

mickwilliamson.com/



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CASS SCHOOL OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Lecture Hall

07809 449089

London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House Old Castle Street , E1 7NT

Aldgate East tube

www.londonphotography.org.uk

6.30 pm-8.30pm

29 Nov - 6.30pm registration Lecture starts 7pm prompt.

LONDON INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHY (LIP) presents the annual Janet Hall Lecture:

TOM HUNTER on a life in photography and art from Counter Culture to Vermeer

All welcome. Registration on the website www.londonphotography.org.uk

£10 online, £15 at the door, £5 students with student card, London Met students free

www.londonphotography.org.uk

www.tomhunter.org



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Centre 151

151 Whiston Road, E2 8BL

Haggerston / Hoxton overground

Saturday 7.30pm-11pm

17 Nov - 7.30pm-11.00pm

Photo Kindness Project

An evening of photography, music and comedy, in aid of Childhood First to help children affected by trauma. Ticket-holders will go home with a surprise print! Images donated by some wonderful photographers, local talent and famous names. You can donate until 1 Nov - get involved! Twitter: @PhotoKindness Ig: @photokindnessproject

http://bit.ly/photokindness2018



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CLAIRE DE ROUEN BOOKS

07759 181377

4 Herald Street, E2 6JT

Bethnal Green tube

www.clairederouenbooks.com

Wed-Sun 12noon-6pm

01 Oct - 30 Nov - Wed-Sun 12noon-6pm

CLAIRE DE ROUEN BOOKS

Independent bookshop selling fine photography, fashion and art books including signed and rare volumes.



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CLIFFORD-THAMES GALLERY

07770 787069

Unit1, 107 Clifton Street, EC2A 4LG

Old Street/Liverpool Street/Moorgate tube

https://www.facebook.com/CTgalleryUK/

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

28 Oct - 10 Nov

2018 UK ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

John Brewer, Geoff Chaplin, Alex Chater, Peter Moseley, Julian Smart, Tom Sobota, Hamish Stewart

An alternative photography (archaic and non-traditional printing methods) exhibition including ambrotype, carbon transfer, cyanotype, gum, photogravure, photopolymer, platinum and tempera prints. The contributing artists represent some of the most prolific creators of alt photo prints in the UK and the exhibition covers a wide range of styles.

Followed by (12 Nov - 24 Nov) an alt / non-alt exhibition

Please see the website above for updated event list and details.



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CLIFFORD-THAMES GALLERY

07770 787069

Unit1, 107 Clifton Street, EC2A 4LG

Old Street/Liverpool Street/Moorgate tube

www.facebook.com/CTgalleryUK/

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12am-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

12 Nov - 24 Nov

MIXER ALT AND NON ATTENDANCE EXHIBITION

Please see the website above for updated event list and details.



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DALSTON CLR JAMES LIBRARY

020 8356 6292

Dalston Square, Hackney,, E8 3BQ

Dalston Junction overground

www.hackney.gov.uk

Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

01 Oct - 31 Oct

DALSTON STREET SHOW

Jenny Abittan, Anjum Ahmed, Giulia Baldorilli, Héloise Bergman, Claudia Brookes, Cass Summer School, Piotr Charkiewicz, Mehul Derodra, Fiona Duffelen, Jean-Patrick Elmes, Julio Etchart, Tom Ferrie, Forest Road Youth Hub, Cath Forrest, Jonathan Goldberg, Hackney Archives, Hackney Circle, Joanne Hollington, Nai-Wen Hsu, Lewis Hughes, Jenny Matthews, Heather McDonough, Rod Morris, Sara Nicomedi, Andrés Pantoja, Peter Bedford Housing, Roland Ramanan, Holly Revell, Justine Roland-Cal, Nigel Rumsey, School of Punktum, Sofia Sopiadou, Clare Spencer, Edward Thompson, Adam Tofil, Boaz Torfstein, u.lula collective, Dougie Wallace, Peter Young & Hester Dennett, Young Hackney.

THE DALSTON STREET SHOW is a dynamic exhibition of street photography created in 2016 as part of the Dalston Cultural Programme by Alternative Arts. All the images will be screened daily in the Foyer of the Dalston CLR James Library. Dalston Day & Night is the theme for the photography with images demonstrating the diversity of Dalston, its people, its street life and built environment.



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E5 PROCESS

178a Glyn Road, E5 0JE

Homerton overground

http://e5process.co.uk

Sat+Sun 10am-6pm

06 Oct - 28 Oct - Preview: 6 October, 6pm till late

NEW ADVENTURES IN A DIRTY DARKROOM

E5 Process Collective

Analogue, Alternative and Unexpected Photographic Processes.

This exhibition showcases the work being produced at E5 Process darkroom in Hackney. A range of alternative processes, with some unexpected results! E5 Process public access darkroom is run by volunteers as a charity for facilitating access to traditional analogue photographic processes.
http://e5process.co.uk

 

http://e5process.co.uk



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ENGINE HOUSE, Walthamstow Wetlands

2 Forest Road, N17 9NH

Blackhorse Road/Tottenham Hale tube

https://walthamstowwetlands.com/

Daily 9.30am-4pm

01 Oct - 30 Nov

SACRE BLEU

Rachel Thomson

A series of cyanotype photograms documenting natural and discarded materials from the local environment including wild plants, flowers and grasses, nos canisters, ring pulls, can rings, takeaway lids and other ubiquitous plastic waste.

rachelthomsonstudio.co.uk



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ESPACIO GALLERY

07815 319073

159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG

Liverpool Street/Bethnal Green tube, Shoreditch High Street overground

https://www.espaciogallery.com

Tues-Sat 1pm-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

17 Oct - 28 Oct - Preview: 18 October 6pm-9pm

NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED

Mhairi Bell-Moodie

In this collaborative series, the photographer invited the 25 participants to share hand written notes to accompany their portrait. The women tell the audience how they survived child, sexual and domestic abuse, breast cancer, early menopause, child loss, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, suicide attempts, homophobia, addiction and being widowed.

www.mhairibellmoodie.com



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ESPACIO GALLERY

07815 319073

159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG

Liverpool Street/Bethnal Green tube, Shoreditch High Street overground

www.espaciogallery.com

Tues-Sat 1pm-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

17 Oct - 28 Oct - Preview: 18 October 6pm-9pm

F.STOP

Maria Beamont, Elisa Carucci, Bianca Asmara Curti, Andy Denial, Era Enesi, Daniele Giorgis, Smiley Huseyin, Anila Hussain, Emily Inglis, Audrey Kirk, Juliana Lauletta, Letícia Lima, Adam Lucy, Federico Masini, Gabor Paszti, Ann Petruckevitch, Alessandro Santi, Stefano Sgambati, Venesha Thompson, Wendy Tuffin

This eclectic show encompasses portrait, abstract, fashion, still life, street photography and many other genres, creating a kaleidoscope of imagery to stimulate and satisfy every visual appetite.

www.theartistspool.co.uk



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ESPACIO GALLERY

159, Bethnal Green Road, London , E2 7DG

Liverpool Street/Bethnal Green tube, Shoreditch High Street overground

www.espaciogallery.com

Tues-Sat 1pm-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

02 Oct - 07 Oct - Preview: 4 October 6pm-9pm

LIP 30TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION

LIP 30th annual exhibition is a celebration of the diverse and exceptional talent across all members. This year’s selectors of the works exhibited are Tom Lovelace and Hazel Watts.

During the exhibition, free artist talks will take place by talented professionals such as Dafna Talmor, Peter Ainsworth and Thom Bridge.

http://www.londonphotography.org.uk/



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ESPACIO GALLERY

07815 319073

159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG

Liverpool Street/Bethnal Green tube, Shoreditch High Street overground

https://www.espaciogallery.com/

Tue-Sun 1pm-7pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

20 Nov - 25 Nov - Preview: 22 November 6pm-9pm

LOOKING THE OTHER WAY – Annual exhibition of the Gay Photographers Network

Jonathan Armour, James Barrett, Aaron Bergman, Darren Brade, Leigh Carter, Nicola Chinardet, Andrew Cole, David Cook, Jon Cornejo, Neil Croft, Carl Doghouse, Joao Filipe, Gaz, Michele Ghidoni, Maciek Groman, Chris Gunton, Craig Hammond, Sokari Higgwe, Stephen McKenna, Graham Martin, Michelle Martinoli, Rusty Mehta, Ruben Moreno, Kamlan Munsamy, Steve Power, Ashely Savage, Angus Stewart, Robert Timothy, Geoffrey Titley, Nicholas Warner, Nickolai Volobuyev, Georgios Zampas.

The Gay Photographers Network has been meeting for 12 years, offering a monthly meeting to share photographic ideas, projects and activities.  The annual exhibition has become a fun focal point for the group showing a diverse range of genres and images with a viewpoint that is not heteronorm.



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FLYING KIWI PRESS

07932 626981

RAW Studios, Lockside Way, Royal Albert Wharf, E16 2QP

DLR: Gallions Reach Stn + 3 min walk

Sundays: 21, 28 October, 18, 25 November 11am-4pm

21 Oct - 25 Nov - Sundays during Photomonth

ACCORDION BOOK MAKING CLASSES learn to make two Accordion books, with hard, cloth bound covers

Héloise Bergman

ACCORDION BOOK MAKING CLASSES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Create Your Own Portable Mini Art Exhibition as a Book!

This workshop will take you through the different stages of making two styles of fold out leporello (or accordion) books, both with cloth bound hard covers. You will learn about different book binding tools, paper grain, folding techniques, paper weights, end papers, book cloths and hard covers. 

Leporellos can be expanded, contracted, and constantly re-curated to form multiple dialogues and narratives, all within one book.  They can be passed around and read like a book, or extended out to exhibit your work as an artist or a photographer. You will take home two completed books.

Classes are limited to four students and all materials will be provided. No previous bookmaking experience is required. 

www.heloisebergman.com



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FOUR CORNERS

020 8981 6111

121 Roman Road , E2 0QN

Bethnal Green tube

http://www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

03 Oct - 06 Oct - 4 October 6pm-9pm

[CITY] STORIES

Suhyuk Chai, Lee Gavin, Kat Huber, Steve Jones, Mia Irmgard Klit, Becky Morris Knight, Qiunan Li, Benny Liu, Lorena Sánchez Pereira, Henry Woodley, Joy Wu, Shan Ye and Tingling Yu

Thirteen photographers tell the stories of the city; not just London, but all around the world.

The photographers investigate various topics, such as people on the Trans-Siberian Railway, derelict spaces in Berlin, public decency and nudity.

Different formats, viewpoints, and ideas come together to create a portrait of modern urban life.

https://www.citystorieslondon.com



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FOUR CORNERS GALLERY

020 8981 6111

121 Roman Road, E2 0QN

Bethnal Green tube

www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

02 Nov - 09 Feb

EAST END SUFFRAGETTES: The Photography of Norah Smyth

Norah Smyth

A unique exhibition of photographs by suffragette Norah Smyth opens at Four Corners Gallery this autumn. 100 years after they were taken, these remarkable images reveal the story of East London’s radical suffragettes.

Unlike the main suffragette movement, Sylvia Pankhurst and the breakaway East London Federation of Suffragettes continued to campaign for women to have the vote during World War One. They also called for social changes for working women: equal pay, a living wage and better housing. From their headquarters at 400 Old Ford Road, Bow, they set up cost price restaurants, babies’ milk clinics, nurseries and a co-operative toy factory, run largely by and for local working class women to address the increasing poverty caused by the war.

Norah Smyth (1874-1963) was born into a wealthy family and became a close collaborator of Sylvia Pankhurst’s, living and working with her in Bow. Smyth used her photographic skills to provide pictures for the ELFS newspaper, The Woman’s Dreadnought, particularly focusing on local women and children living in poverty. These images provide an intimate record of Sylvia Pankhurst and the ELFS’ activities during 1914-18, an extraordinary moment in women’s social history.

East End Suffragettes: the photographs of Norah Smyth includes over 60 original photographs, generously loaned from the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, alongside other unseen archival material. A programme of talks and walks will run alongside the exhibition.



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GALLERY S O

020 7377 8008

92 Brick Lane, E1 6RL

Aldgate East and Liverpool Street Station

www.galleryso.com

Wed-Sat 12noon-6pm, Sun 12noon-5pm or by appointment

05 Oct - 18 Nov - Preview: 4 October 6pm-9pm

BETTINA SPECKNER: TRUE

Gallery S O is pleased to present an exhibition of new brooches by leading contemporary jeweller Bettina Speckner. The show includes an array of photographic techniques, from photo-etching in zinc, to photo-enamelling, alutypes as well as re-using old ferrotype plates found in flea markets.

In this new series of works, Speckner paints and applies diamonds to the surfaces of the brooches, not with the intention to decorate them but as an attempt to discover the essence of a photograph, to make visible the invisible. Rather than nostalgia, the artist is interested in conveying a sense of timelessness. By transferring the picture into metal and making a wearable object, the artist blurs the distinction between image and object, photograph and gem.



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HACKNEY MUSEUM

020 8356 2509

1 Reading Lane, Technology & Learning Centre, E8 1GQ

Hackney Central overground

https://hackney.gov.uk/museum

Tues, Weds, Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Thurs 9.30am-8pm, Sat: 10am-5pm

02 Oct - 16 Mar

ROOTS, RHYTHMS & RECORDS: The Sounds and Stories of African & Caribbean Hackney

From making beats in bedrooms to performing on stage, enjoying sounds in shebeens to looking sharp for the club, this exhibition explores the history of African and Caribbean music in Hackney.

Through objects, images and peoples' own words, this exhibition brings together stories of musical innovation, distribution and enjoyment to celebrate the legacy of African and Caribbean music in Hackney and beyond.

Visit the exhibition to learn more about Hackney’s musical journey and share your own stories!



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HANBURY HALL

22 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR

Liverpool Street tube/rail

www.whyinthecity.com

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12noon-5pm

13 Oct - 11 Nov

INTERPRETATIONS OF BUILDINGS AND TREES

Henriette Petersen, Chris MacGovern

For some years now Henriette and Chris have been exploring visual aspects of this city of ours. This, their third, Why In the City exhibition is called; Interpretations of Building and Trees and looks at our environment from perspectives you might not be familiar with. As photographers they want to inspire you to look up and around and see your city in different ways, hopefully igniting renewed interest in your surroundings.

www.chrismacgovern.com



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HUNDRED YEARS GALLERY

020 3602 7973

13 Pearson Street, E2 8JD

Tube - Old Street Overground - Hoxton Buses - 243, 149, 67, 242, 394

www.hundredyearsgallery.co.uk

Fri 2pm-8pm, Sat 3pm-8pm

26 Oct - 27 Oct

OUR BOYS…

Davinia Kay

Our Boys… is a photographic exhibition by Davinia Kay, a photographer from Tottenham.

Her project came about due to the youth violence that the community is experiencing and hearing the concerns that mothers have for their sons.

Davinia Kay decided to put a creative spin on a negative ordeal; capturing special moments between mothers and their sons whilst hearing their worries, concerns and hopes, which accompany each emotive image.

Who is responsible? What can be done? Whose problem is it?



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IDEA STORE CANARY WHARF

020 7364 1250

Churchill Place, E14 5RB

Canary Wharf yube/DLR

https://www.ideastore.co.uk/

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12noon-6pm

01 Oct - 30 Oct

THE MISSING CHAPTER: Black Chronicles

Various

Autograph’s pop up exhibition features thirty rare photographs portraying people of African, Caribbean and South Asian descent in Victorian Britain. The Missing Chapter project aims to showcase diverse ‘black presences’ in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, offering a unique portrait during the decades following the birth of photography in 1839.

http://themissingchapter.co.uk/

https://autograph.org.uk/



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IDEA STORE WHITECHAPEL

321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU

Whitechapel tube

www.ideastore.co.uk/idea-store-whitechapel

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm

05 Oct - 30 Nov

A NECESSARY FICTION

Basil Olton

A Necessary Fiction 2 is an ongoing project by the artist Basil Olton and continues the themes of the exhibition staged at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive exploring the subjugation of black history in the modern British context.

The exhibition centres on the Barbadian and Tower Hamlets resident Chris Braithwaite, an overlooked but outstanding figure in the history of militant Pan-Africanism and radical socialism in interwar Britain.

Through the manipulation of original archival photography, ceramics and a video project in collaboration with Mile End Community Project, Basil Olton will attempt to question the redacted history of black social radicalism.



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IDEA STORE WHITECHAPEL

321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU

Whitechapel tube

www.ideastore.co.uk/idea-store-whitechapel

Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm

06 Dec - 30 Dec

ALDGATE EAST MY NEIGHBOURHOOD

Aldgate East My Neighbourhood is a creative community heritage project exploring Aldgate, Whitechapel and Spitalfields past and present, open to anyone who lives or works in the local area to participate and volunteer. The project is a partnership between Four Corners, Alternative Arts/Photomonth and the Swadhinata Trust and is being run in two parts.

Part One (August-December) will offer photography and local history walks, creative writing workshops, a pop-up Photobooth at the Brick Lane Festival, visits to local archives at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Tower Hamlets Local History Library, collecting oral histories from diverse members of the community and sharing their memories. More information may be found at www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk The exhibition at the Idea Store Whitechapel will show the work created by the participants in photography, creative writing and interviews, and include presentations and discussions, and talks by participating photographers including David Hoffman, Sarah Ainslie, Rod Morris and Heather McDonough. More information about the programme of events may be found at www.photomonth.org and www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk.

Part Two (Spring & Summer 2019) will use the material gathered during Part One to create a short film with the participants and volunteers developing the idea and learning practical filmmaking skills. They will participate in the film shoot led by Four Corners filmmakers. The film will be edited by the end of May and shown at local venues with audience discussions, and submitted to the East End Film Festival 2020.

The aim of the Aldgate East My Neighbourhood Project is to create greater communication between local communities old and new. The project is funded through the Tower Hamlets Community Cohesion Pilot Programme.



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MUXIMA

020 8980 0850

618 Roman Road, Bow, London, E3 2RW

Bow Road tube/Bow Church DLR

www.muxima.co.uk

Mon-Wed 9am-5pm, Thurs-Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 10am-6pm

01 Nov - 30 Nov - Preview: 2 November 6.30pm-9.30pm

POETIC THOUGHTS

Bob Dawson, Mark Jones, Roscoe Thomson

Based on the theme Poetic Thoughts, the images on show range from the abstract to the figurative. While some of the work uses close up photography to abstract beauty from the ordinary, other images depict figures set in a strange mythological environment.

 “The value of a picture is not proportionate to the trouble and expense it costs to obtain it, but to the poetry that it contains." - P H Emerson.

 

www.bobartdawson.com,

www.thomsonroscoe.com



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OLD TRUMAN BREWERY

Shop 11, Dray Walk , E1 6QR

Aldgate East/Liverpool Street tube, Shoreditch High Street overground

Thurs-Tues 10am-6pm

04 Oct - 09 Oct - Preview: 4 October 6pm-9pm

SHUTTER HUB OPEN 2018

Over 50 contemporary photographers from around the world

In collaboration with The Newspaper Club, Shutter Hub brings together international photographers in a selected exhibition of over 200 images, promoting the future of photography through diverse and creative imagery.

shutterhub.org.uk



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OLD TRUMAN BREWERY

01752560667

Shop 11, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, London , E1 6QL

Liverpool Street / Aldgate East

www.facebook.com/SouthWestGraduatePhotographyPrize/

Thur-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-4pm

01 Nov - 04 Nov - Preview: Thurs 1 November 6pm-9pm

SOUTH WEST GRADUATE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2018

Josh Adam Jones, Molly Budd, Karl Davies, Amara Eno, Sam Fradley, Jaime Molina, Ellie Ramsden, Beatriz Temudo

Fotonow CIC presents the annual South West Graduate Photography Prize featuring work by eight emerging visual artists graduating from the South West region. All eight artists within the group show were selected for their innovative approach in developing a series of work. 

www.fotonow.org



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ON-LINE

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http://bricklanelife.weebly.com

Open 24 hours each day

01 Oct - 30 Nov

BRICK LANE LIFE

David Cantor

Stroll down Brick Lane in the company of photographer David Cantor and he’ll introduce you to some of the fascinating characters he has photographed over the last seven years.

Meet Dillan – The Singer Man, tattoo artist Tota, actress Akuc Bol, Samy, Yuri, Stelios and many more.



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RICH MIX Café Gallery

020 7613 7498

35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

Shoreditch High Street overground

www.richmix.org

Sun-Thurs 10am-12midnight, Fri & Sat 10am-1am

25 Oct - 11 Nov - Preview: 24 October 6pm

WONDER WOMEN

Gaetano Maggi, Evelina Sarupiciute, Shanette Savage, Ania Stochmal, Helen Claire Wolstencroft

Images by students of The Cass BA Photography Course who have been documenting this year’s events and exhibitions by local groups and organisations celebrating the little known history of the East London Federation of Suffragettes, who fought for all women over 21 to have the right to vote on the same terms as men, which was achieved through the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act in 1928. The images present a variety of approaches to the subject.



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RICH MIX Main Venue

020 7613 7498

34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

Shoreditch High Street overground

www.richmix.org.uk

Sun-Thurs 10am-12midnight, Fri & Sat 10am-1am

27 Oct - 11am-4pm

PHOTOMONTH PHOTOBOOK & PRINT FAIR

photobooks, prints, signings, small talks

An opportunity to buy original books and prints and meet the photographers and publishers.

Admission Free

Photographers and Publishers interested in participating should contact info@alternativearts.co.uk   www.photomonth.org

info@alternativearts.co.uk

www.photomonth.org



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RICH MIX Main Venue

020 7613 7498

34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

Shoreditch High Street overground

www.richmix.org.uk

Sun-Thurs 10am-12midnight, Fri & Sat 10am-1am

24 Nov - 11am-4pm

PHOTOMONTH PORTFOLIO REVIEW

An excellent opportunity for photographers to discuss their current and future projects and receive critical feedback from experienced professionals including picture editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, agencies, and commissioning editors. The list of reviewers will be found at www.photomonth.org. Each participant may sign up for two or more twenty minute slots, allocated on a first come first served basis. Cost £20 per slot. Booking opens 1 October 2018. Apply by email only to info@alternativearts.co.uk



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SHIPTON GALLERY

Shipton Street, E2 7RZ

Hoxton overground

http://www.shiptonstreetgallery.co.uk/

Sundays 11am-2pm

03 Nov - 25 Nov

# UNTITLED #

Collective Exhibition

A collective exhibition that gathers passionate artists working in different photographic mediums where the title of the piece is not relevant, but the story behind it is. 



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theprintspace

74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL

Liverpool Street/Old Street tube, Hoxton/Shoreditch High Street overground

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

04 Oct - 17 Oct

PHOTOMONTH PHOTO-OPEN Women in the 21st Century

Launching Photomonth East London 2018 the Photo-Open aims to give photographers even more opportunity to exhibit their work. This year the theme is Women in the 21st Century celebrating the centenary of the first time some women gained the right to vote and the first time women were allowed to stand for Parliament. Women look very different today and this exhibition explores their differences. All the Photo-Open entries will be screened continuously and a selection will be printed and hung in the gallery. The public are invited to vote for the ‘BEST IN SHOW’ image and the winning photographer will be given two tickets to the Sony World Photography Awards to be held in London in April 2019, and a year’s free subscription to the British Journal of Photography. A programme of FREE TALKS accompanies the Photo-Open exhibition.



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theprintspace

020 7739 1060

74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL

Liverpool Street/Old Street tube, Hoxton/Shoreditch High Street overground

www.theprintspace.co.uk

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

08 Oct - 7.30pm

PHOTOMONTH TALK : DOUGIE WALLACE

Dougie Wallace

Photomonth first encountered Dougie Wallace selling his photographs around Spitalfields in the Old Market, and at the top of Brick Lane from his bicycle. He began showing his work in the Photo-Open (or the ‘photie-open’ as he calls it) and Photomonth has always admired his clear vision and sense of humour. He is now an internationally acclaimed photographer featured in major exhibitions and festivals with seven books published. Dougie claims that growing up in Glasgow shaped his style which has been described as ‘visually exaggerated’ and ‘hard edged’. His next show opens in Italy at the Umbria World Festival. Free Entry. Seating Limited.



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theprintspace

020 7739 1060

74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL

Liverpool Street/Old Street tube, Hoxton/Shoreditch High Street overground

www.theprintspace.co.uk

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

09 Oct - 7.30pm

PHOTOFORUM with Emily Garthwaite

Emily Garthwaite

Presenting a selection of her work to date, Emily will be speaking about her own practice and the role that has played for her as a form of therapy, of freedom and creative expression, as well as an opportunity to forge an intimate connection to strangers around her. She will also be showing a section of her forthcoming documentary film on the Arbae’en pilgrimage in Iraq, which despite being the world’s largest annual pilgrimage, remains little known in the wider world. The film and her accompanying photo series provide a positive narrative of faith and resilience. Free Entry. Seating limited.



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theprintspace

020 7739 1060

74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL

Liverpool Street/Old Street tube, Hoxton/Shoreditch High Street overground

www.theprintspace.co.uk

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm

11 Oct - 7.30pm

A WOMAN’S PLACE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Alys Tomlinson,

Join the World Photography Organisation and leading artists, curators and commentators from across the photographic industry in a lively discussion and Q&A debating the role of women in contemporary photography. The panel will debate the changing space for female photographic artists, challenges faced and opportunities available. Featuring 2018 Sony World Photography Awards’ Photographer of the Year, Alys Tomlinson, renowned curator, lecturer, editor and consultant Zelda Cheatle, and Photomonth East London director Maggie Pinhorn, with Jill Cotton of the World Photography Organisation in the Chair. Free Entry. Seating limited.



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TOMMY FLOWERS

07759 982100

50 Aberfeldy Street, E14 0NU

East India DLR/Canning Town tube

http://fitzrovianoir.com/the-tommy-flowers

Thurs-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat 1pm-11pm and Sun 1pm-6pm

06 Oct - 31 Dec

SERIES OF 3: Archival Preservation, Aberfeldy People, Lions in Winter

Nick Joubinaux, Jonathan Turner, Nick Dirs

A series of three exhibitions looking the heritage and people of the East End:

Archival Preservation rescues forgotten photographs, scanning/enhancing prints from personal collections, creating a resident-led archive, on show early-mid October.

Aberfeldy People uses wet collidian, a process prevelant in the 1850s when the Aberfeldy Estate was established. Resulting tinplate portraits will be exhibited mid-late October.

Lions in Winter captures close-up portraits of boxers, originally made as 5x4" Polaroids. Enlarged digital outputs will be shown mid-November-Christmas. Exhibition programme supported by Aberfeldy Big Local and Tower Hamlets Events Fund.

www.jonathan-turner.com/projects/collodian_wet_plates/,

www.instagram.com/nickdirs/,

@studiojoubinaux



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TOWER HAMLETS LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY & ARCHIVES

020 7364 1290

277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ

Stepney Green tube

www.ideastore.co.uk/local-history

Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-5pm,Tues 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm (1st &3rd Sat of the month only)

01 Oct - 20 Oct

THE WOMEN’S HALL

This exhibition tells the fascinating story of the East London Federation of Suffragettes. Discover how they fought for the right of ordinary women to have the vote, a living wage, decent housing ,equal pay, food price controls, health care, adequate pensions and numerous other causes. Read replica copies of the ELFS newspaper The Woman’s Dreadnought and attend talks,events and workshops. The Women’s Hall also hosts a pop-up Community Kitchen for local residents.



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TOWER HAMLETS LOCAL HISTORY LIBRARY & ARCHIVES

020 7364 1290

277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ

Stepney Green tube

www.ideastore.co.uk/local-history

Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-5pm,Tues 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm (1st & 3rd Sat of the month only)

20 Oct - 3pm-5pm

SUFFRAGETTE POP-UP PORTRAIT BOOTH

It’s the closing day of The Women’s Hall exhibition celebrating the work of Sylvia Pankhurst ‘s local band of working class suffragettes. Get your own personal momento by having your picture taken in period style! We’ve got costumes and cameras at the ready. Suitable for all the family. FREE. Just drop in.



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V&A MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

020 8983 5200

Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9 PA

Bethnal Green

http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/

Daily, 10am - 5.45pm

01 Nov - 05 May

LITTLE HAPPENINGS

Dorothy Bohm

Dorothy Bohm has been taking photographs for over 70 years.  She has taken her camera with her throughout her life, over many decades and across most of the globe.  What unites her work over such a long period and across great distances is her ability to capture a moment, to stop it from disappearing and to keep it still so it lasts forever.  This exhibition focuses solely on her many photographs of children and the experiences that make up childhood.  Dorothy’s work is uniquely placed to explore the universal qualities of childhood, not just because her work covers so much time and features so many different cultures and countries, but because her photographs hold within them many of the qualities and questions that we all experience from childhood.  As we grow up we seek out friendship and happiness, and sometimes feel sadness and loneliness.  We all get an education of some kind or another and we all create and imagine when we play together.  Dorothy has managed to capture these moments, these little happenings, in so much of her photography - these twenty pictures show us what connects us all through childhood, and how there is more that is similar between us than is different.

 



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WHITECHAPEL GALLERY Galleries 5&6

020 7522 7888

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX

Aldgate East tube

www.whitechapel gallery.org

www.whitechapel gallery.org

Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm

01 Oct - 06 Jan

CHILDREN’S COMMISSION 2018

Mikhail Karikis

This immersive display of moving image and sound works is the result of a collaboration with a group of 7 & 8-year-old students from Mayflower Primary School in East London. Inspired by the science fiction novel ‘The Iron Woman’ by Ted Hughes, in which children are gifted with a supernatural noise transmitted by touch that echoes the collective howl of creatures affected by the pollution of the planet. This gives voice to the students’ imaginative responses to the environmental impact created by older generations.



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WHITECHAPEL GALLERY Gallery 2

020 7522 7888

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX

Aldgate East tube

www.whitechapel gallery.org

www.whitechapel gallery.org

Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm

21 Sep - 31 Mar

SWEET FEAST

Ulla von Brandenburg

This major new film and sculptural commission takes the previous Whitechapel Gallery exhibition ‘Sweets’(1973) as its inspiration. The exhibition marked Britain’s entry into the European Common market and featured confectionary from nine countries of the enlarged EU Community. At the close of the show, children were invited to sample a selection of sweets. In their enthusiasm, they devoured the exhibition. Von Brandenburg will film a re-enactment of this unexpected feast with 100 children from a local primary school, Arnhem Wharf. The collaboration with the school enabled a timely conversation about our current changing relationship with the European Union.



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WHITECHAPEL GALLERY Gallery 4

020 7522 7888

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX

Aldgate East tube

www.whitechapel gallery.org

www.whitechapel gallery.org

Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-9pm

04 Sep - 28 Mar

STAGING JACKSON POLLOCK 1958

Fascinating photographs of the 1958 installation of the seminal exhibition of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), the painter’s first major UK show. Sixty years on this exhibition combines original material with Pollock’s work to explore what made this exhibition, designed by British modernist architect Trevor Dannant, so distinctive. The display will include a new audio interview with Dannant by curator Nayia Yiakoumi.



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