In a survey of the church in 1900, he commends the ‘good people of Bow’, for not listening to outside experts to modernise the church, as he believed its 14th century medieval architecture should be maintained as is.Read more
‘There has been, rightfully, a lot of focus on supporting local businesses during the pandemic. And I realised that more people were discovering what’s in their local area over lockdown as well as they were exploring their neighbourhoods more now.’Read more
‘I picked the inside of the Mary le Bow church because the Bow Bells are the iconic association with this area. And when I started researching historical people that we could include, I wanted to find someone who helped alleviate poverty because that’s what so much of the local history of this area is about.’Read more
Flipping through those pages, he shares a realisation he had recently. ‘Actually, these prints ended up being a strange lockdown diary of sorts. Because I can remember little things I did the day I made each print.’Read more
Is social media and online marketplaces – the same reason why sales are being driven down, actually been a lifesaver for these businesses? Or is it a double-edged sword?
‘You need the people doing admin, running the day-to-day activities. They’re glue that holds together a movement,’ says McChrystal.
‘I just really want people to know that this is an inclusive, family-friendly place and being attached to the brand might hopefully make people realise that.’Read more
‘For the longest time, it felt like no one was listening. I was trying really hard to show being zero-waste is possible. Then suddenly there was an episode about waste on Blue Planet and then suddenly it was everywhere.’Read more
Despite the wider forces in the world working against the hospitality sector, Sayliss is keeping a cool head and her eyes fixed forward. But with so much responsibility for a young person, do these worries keep her up at night?Read more
The circular patch of Three Mills Green by the historic Clock Mill is the site of a public art installation that is historic in its own right. It is one of the first few sculptures of a black woman in the UK and the first such statue by a black artist.Read more
‘I had a test and was very cruelly told, “yes you do have it”. I was not given a cup of tea or biscuit or offered any sort of comfort like that. The doctor passed me some pills and said that I’ll be on them for the rest of my life. And that was that.’Read more
‘I wanted to meet people and hear about their experiences. Everyone’s got a story to tell, especially during this strange period, so I wanted to capture those stories visually.’Read more