Shop windows to show Roman Road's past and present
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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.”
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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.
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