This year has been difficult for us all. The pandemic has increased the risk of the vulnerable in our communityRead more
I wanted to capture intimate scenes of people’s autumn evenings on the boats.Read more
‘If I’m not challenging the injustices that I see then I’m part of the problem,’ says Begum. ‘I am not a passive person and I don’t want to be a passive person.’Read more
Her activism did not stop there. McCheyne was responsible for the admin work of the ELFS. She would organise pitches for the selling and distributing of the Woman’s Dreadnought (the ELFS’s newspaper) in the hopes of drawing in supporters and members. And this was not as “simple as it might sound” she said in an account of a day in her life. And yet, she could sell “more newspapers than any of the other districts”, from around twenty-eight a week to around a thousand in time.
‘I come from a typically working-class, East End family,’ she says. So when I was young, I remember going with my mum to the market on a Saturday. And I distinctly remember what a social atmosphere it was here. How people on the streets would talk to each other.’Read more
‘When I first started I was mainly writing about how sad I was. Now I’m also thinking there are also these other things going on, like how I’m British Bangladeshi and how I come from East London but went to a really posh university.’Read more
Dizzee Rascal’s E3 AF (homage to his roots) is the follow up to Raskit, the hard hitting, banger filled album where Dizzee shows those who thought otherwise that he can still bar with the elite.Read more
From the outdoor toilets and fireside tin baths of Libra Road, to the brand new high rise flats of BrodickRead more
From the vibrant days of the exploding local pub culture to driving around the who’s-who of East End celebrities (‘Barbara was very nice and chatty, but she was very drunk,’ he says), it becomes clear that the story of Phil Price is the story of the East End itself.
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
When we stumbled across these beautiful black and white photos of the Victoria Park Model Steam Boat Club from 1949,Read more