Our community project and partnership with Canalside Residents Association reached its second year. We celebrated this wonderful community and our collaboration with a huge street party, with residents, local businesses, cultural organisations and neighbours.
The Whitmore Community Centre and Phillip Street outside were a buzz with the very exciting programme:
MUSIC by Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Hackney’s SuperJazz youth Band and Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long.
FREE FOOD, the Italian & Mediterranean feast cooked up by Chef Pierro Gammauta, refreshments donated by the local branch of Tesco.
ACTIVITIES, such as facepainting with Canalside resident Toni Barnes, henna tattoos by Bijal and more from local organizations Bags of Taste, Skyway Charity, Geffrey Museum, Shoreditch trust and others.
Finally, the EVERYDAYONCANALSIDE project hosted a number of storytelling activities:
HumansOfCanalside with Marcia Chandra – individual photograph and story taken and printed for you to take home
Our CanalsideConversations invited residents to take part in creating a shared picture of what and who makes up Canalside
SocialBroadcasts with Lucia Scazzocchio – live radio chats sharing thoughts and stories about community.
Images by Briony Campbell.