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’72-82′ by William Raban

Thursday 22 November, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

black and white photograph of East London

The documentary 72-82 by William Raban is a rare movie exploring how artists used hundreds of former industrial buildings in East London as cheap living and studio spaces.

Be prepared to see upsetting images of neglected warehouses and abandoned buildings, long before these places become fashionable.

The film makes use of archival material from the first decade of Acme Gallery, established in the East End in 1972.

The film is being screened as part of Explore Your Archive 2018, a campaign designated for archives of all kinds across the UK and Ireland.

It coincides with the current exhibition Painting the Hamlets, an exhibition showcasing a collection of paintings of the local neighborhoods. The artists featured in the exhibition include Albert Turpin, Geoffrey Scowcroft Fletcher, Ronald Morgan, Rose Henriques, Doreen Fletcher and Noel Gibson. Other material relating to local artists will also be on display at the event, including original sketchbooks by Stepney painter Cornelius McCarthy.

The film will be screened at Tower Hamlets Local History and Library Archives at 6.15pm and will be followed by a Q&A with film maker and artist William Raban.

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Thursday 22 November, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bancroft Road Library
277 Bancroft Rd
London, E1 4DQ United Kingdom
020 7364 1290


Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
020 7364 1290