My Tower Hamlets Exhibition

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My Tower Hamlets Exhibition

My Tower Hamlets Exhibition

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An outdoor pop up exhibition in Altab Ali Park attached to the fence around the park. Photos of Tower Hamlets taken by participants who have been homeless.

Tower Hamlets Idea stage

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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:

  • Provide a beautiful photography exhibition
  • Educate the local people about homelessness
  • Engage the photographers with the wider community

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:

  • Taking photos of Tower Hamlets and its people
  • Choosing the best photos to print on the exhibition panels
  • Printing the exhibition on weatherproof boards
  • Hanging the exhibition panels around the park on the fence.
  • Preparing a socially-distanced exhibition opening
  • Holding a socially-distanced exhibition on Saturday 10 October.

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.

Location Tower Hamlets

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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How will the money be spent?Total £2,691

Printing exhibition panels - £2,000 (74%)
Refreshments at opening - £500 (19%)
Plastic ties for exhibition panels - £133 (5%)
2000 flyers to promote exhibition - £40 (1%)
Other - £18 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Printing exhibition panels
Refreshments at opening
Plastic ties for exhibition panels
2000 flyers to promote exhibition
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Buy photography equipment for the photography group
  • Reimburse project participants for travel (top up Oyster cards)

Total £2,691

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