Friday, 22 October 2010
Click on the link below to view the trailer
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Places are free but booking is essential due to limited numbers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7364 1290 to book.
Tuesday 5th October 2010
Meeting at Idea Store Chrisp Street
1 Vesey Path,
East India Dock Road,
London E14 6BT
020 7364 4332
Saturday 9th October 2010
Meeting at Bethnal Green Library
Cambridge Heath Road,
London E2 0HL
020 8980 3902/6274
Booking is essential via email@example.com or call 020 7364 1290
14th Floor is also presenting a screening of a new documentary film and panel discussion - see below...
Thursday 7th October 2010, 6.30pm
Rochelle School, Arnold Circus
14th Floor is a documentary film by Shane Davey about the history of social housing in Tower Hamlets. Using rarely seen imagery from the archive collections and interviews with former and current residents, architects, artists and historians, the film charts the development of social housing in the
Shane who lives in Poplar explained: “The unique context provided by the extreme deprivation and slum clearances of the 19th century and the postwar reconstruction of the Blitz-damaged borough provided fertile ground for experimentation in addressing key issues of poverty and regeneration. But how did this affect the lives of local people and families, whose homes were lost, made and re-made?”
Earlier this year Shane won the 28 Day Feature Film Challenge: Best Film Award with The Horror of the Dolls, a chilling movie set in Poplar's Balfron Tower. 14th Floor will have its premiere at Rochelle School (the former school which served the first Old Nichol slum and later the Boundary Estate and is now a converted gallery) at 6.30pm.
Nearest tube: Shoreditch High St
Booking required via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7364 1290
Monday 4th October, 6.00pm
Panel discussion and book signing
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, Mile End
A panel discussion with Lynsey Hanley (author of Estates: an intimate history), Mike Tyrrell, CEO of Tower Hamlets Community Housing and Marcel Baettig, CEO of Bow Arts Trust. Before the talks, project manager Shane Davey with a volunteer will talk briefly about their experience on the 14th Floor project, especially the making of the documentary which premieres on Thursday 7th October at Rochelle School.
Venue: Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ
Nearest tube: Mile End / Stepney Green
Free but booking required via email@example.com
or call 020 7364 1290
Monday, 6 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Participants marked sites that had particular personal significance. We had some great discussions as different people began to map out their own memories of social housing in the borough...
'This is our lovely community garden in Hind Grove. A place where residents come together to grow fruit and veg and make friends.'
'During the latter part of my childhood, living here was very safe and I was very happy'(Lansbury Estate)
'I love Carradale House, especially the Greening Brownfield project on the disused tennis courts'
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Captured on film with a large format still camera, the event will result in a mural sized photograph, documentary film and project archive, presenting both this icon of 1960s New Brutalism and its connection to the lives of the people who inhabit it today.