Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point
In January we hosted the ‘Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point’, an exhibition of photography from East End local, Paul Trevor, celebrating the area’s 1978 activists.
Parents/carers, students, staff and our Mulberry community were invited to come and explore photos which document such an important moment in Tower Hamlets’ history. It run in the Mulberry Bigland Green Centre on the following days/times. Parul Husain and Sabina Khan introduced the project.
The exhibition was a culmination of a major heritage project exhibited at Four Corners, June – September 2022, with Swadhinata Trust, in collaboration with Paul Trevor, original activists and local volunteers.
Students from Year 8 upwards were given the chance to visit the exhibition and Year 9 used this as inspiration for their Arts curriculum project on protest & activism.
If you would like to learn more, here are a series of short films which share the stories of activists who were part of the fight for social justice in 1970.
With thanks to Swadhinata Trust, @heritagefunduk, the @bishopsgateinstitute, Sabina Khan, Elena Loizides, Sian Morten and all the staff who have made this exhibition possible.