Monday, 10 October 2011

Columbia Road community draw


Help us draw Columbia Road!

A few weeks ago Phoebe and I ran a 'Big Draw Project' at the Sundial Centre, a fantastic community centre in Tower Hamlets. We asked visitors and local residents to help us draw Columbia Road, which is one street away from the centre. We heard brilliant tales, some true, some tall. Pictured is Gloria, a local and member of the community centre who gave us some wonderful local history: she nipped home and brought us back a photograph of her great aunt infront of Mrs Collins' haberdashery. Drawing is a marvellous way of showing and sharing history and experience: those who don't want to draw can still participate by prompting others (we drew in the haberdashery on Gloria's instruction) or by talking about the pictures. Check out that magnificent toy shop, filled with toys drawn by various children!

Thanks to everyone at the Sundial Centre - especially Ellen Halstead who got us involved - here is their website 

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