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Aldgate East: My Neighbourhood

Wednesday 5 - Sunday 30 Decemeber

This creative community project explores Aldgate East, Whitechapel and Spitalfields past and present. It is free and open to all. In Spring 2019 we will produce a short film based on participants' work, and offer practical filmmaking skills.

Want to get involved? We are looking for participants and volunteers. Register your interest with

Events Programme:

Aldgate East: My Neighbourhood Exhibition Launch
Tuesday 4 December, 6:00 - 8:00pm
See participants' work, Brick Lane photobooth images by Heather McDonough and Rod Morris, and photographs by Sarah Ainslie and David Hoffman.

Sarah Ainslie Photography Talk
Saturday 7 December, 4:00 - 6:00
Join Sarah Ainslie to hear about her involvement in the My Neighbourhood project.  

Do you want to tell your story?
Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 December, 2:00 - 4:00 
We're collecting stories about the people, cultures and history of Aldgate East. Come and have your memories recorded by award-winning radio presenter and oral historian Alan Dein.   

David Hoffman Photography Talk
Wednesday 12 December, 6:30 - 7:30
Join David Hoffman to view his remarkable images of '70s and '80s Whitechapel..

The project is funded through Tower Hamlets Community Cohesion Pilot Programme, with partners Four Corners, Alternative Arts/Photomonth and Swadhinata Trust.