Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin attends unveiling of Bow School’s men’s health sculpture

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 November 2018

Dev Griffin speaking at Bow School. Picture: Alan Tucker/Bow Geezers

Dev Griffin speaking at Bow School. Picture: Alan Tucker/Bow Geezers


Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin was at the unveiling of a sculpture aimed at breaking down barriers between the generations.

Artists Michelle Reader and Neil Irons. Picture: Alan Tucker/Bow GeezersArtists Michelle Reader and Neil Irons. Picture: Alan Tucker/Bow Geezers

Griffin handed out gongs during the unveiling of a special artwork of two figures talking that now stands outside the Waterside Theatre at Bow School in Twelvetrees Crescent.

Assistant headteacher, Jim Morris, said: “The project has provided a valuable experience for all to break down the barries that exist between people of different ages, upbringings and ethnic backgrounds.”

The sculpture was created by the Geezers Club, school, local men’s health network and artists Michelle Reader and Neil Irons.

It was inspried by discussions between year 10 boys and club members, older men who meet every week determined to raise awareness of male issues including mental health, prostate and testicular cancer.

The finished sculpture. Picture: Alan Tucker/Bow GeezersThe finished sculpture. Picture: Alan Tucker/Bow Geezers

Mr Morris added: “The ideas they generated together have been varied and imaginative showing a thoughtful approach to men’s health.”

Latest East London News Stories


Emergency fire crews had to cut through the security door of a taxi repair garage under railway arches in Bethnal Green to remove propane gas cylinders in danger of exploding when a blaze broke out during the night.

Staff on the Central line are set to walk out for 24 hours the weekend before Christmas.


A giant canvas of historical photographs of figures in the 19th and 20th centuries was projected onto the façade of the old London Hospital building in Whitechapel to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

Detectives have launched an investigation after a woman was raped in the basement of a building in Whitechapel.


Britain’s tallest rental apartment block has been topped out at Canary Wharf after reaching 60 storeys.

Yesterday, 16:00

Santa Claus is planning to zoom down the Thames on his modern-day speedboat sleigh to switch the Christmas lights on at the historic St Katharine Docks.

Yesterday, 14:00

Youngsters are starting the school day in Bethnal Green with a square meal paid for by a three-year funding deal from a parcel delivery depot.

Yesterday, 12:12

The 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport that rescued thousands of Jewish children escaping Nazi persecution in pre-war Germany is being marked by Tower Hamlets Council backing calls for government funding for similar operations in today’s conflict zones.


Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now