We are a photography group for homeless people based in the Qbic Hotel, Adler Street, London. It's next to Altab Ali Park. Because of the limitations of Covid-19 we would like to put up an exhibition on the fence of Altab Ali Park. Our main project is called MyLondon, a photography contest for people who have experienced homelessness, but this was cancelled this year because of Covid-19. By having a local Tower Hamlets exhibition in a public space we are hoping to raise the awareness of the project, cheer up the local community who have been affected by Covid-19 over a week in October or November.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The photos taken in the MyTower Hamlets project will be amazing and we hope they will help unite the local community. The exhibition will show enlargements on weather-proof boards around the perimeter of the park. It's a "love letter" to Tower Hamlets from our project participants.
Steps to get it done:
We realise there is a six-week application process when we ask to hang the panels on the back fence of Altab Ali Park. If this is not approved we will try other places. Our usual venue is Spitalfields Market, but they have Covid-19 spacing issues and cannot accommodate us this year.
About the space
Altab Ali Park is a popular park in Tower Hamlets. It is an historic park, as the original "white chapel" used to be in the park (St Mary's) but it was renamed after the murder of a local man called Altab Ali in a racist attack in the 1990s. The local area is made up of private and social housing and small businesses.
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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