Shop windows to show Roman Road's past and present
- Credit: Wedgely Snipes
Roman Road is hosting a public exhibition with 12 displays in shop windows to mark the past and present of the historic shopping area.
Bethnal Green's Four Corners film gallery is organising a Roman Road Stories event from June 8 to 19 to “connect with community and heritage” after lockdown.
“The pandemic has been a reminder of the value of local high streets,” Four Corners archivist Ruby Rees-Sheridan told the East London Advertiser. “Film and photography can bring us together at a time of isolation.”
Four Corners ran an open call last year for photographs documenting the culture of Roman Road.
“We received some powerful images,” Ruby explained. “They ranged from classic street scenes to archive prints and contemporary portraits.”
You may also want to watch:
The 30 images going on show include a woman showing off brightly coloured nails and two ambulance workers snapped peering into a cafe window.
A dozen businesses have been invited to display their favourite works including a hairdresser’s, pub and butcher’s, with snaps seen from the road where they were taken.
- 1 Trial date set for MP Apsana Begum charged with 'housing fraud'
- 2 Tributes paid after Tower Hamlets councillor dies at 40
- 3 Friends of John Pierce compiling 'book of memories' for his family
- 4 Docklands man pleads guilty to firearms offences
- 5 Delta variant accounts for majority of Covid cases in much of east London
- 6 Police renew appeal over disappearance of man last seen in Poplar
- 7 Man 'brandishes gun' in busy Canary Wharf restaurant
- 8 Plans mooted to change East End MP constituency boundaries
- 9 Trees now up for 'adoption' to help make East End greener
- 10 Phone snatcher admits guilt after robberies in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets