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8th October – 27th November
In this exhibition, words and images gathered over
the last year tell the story of Chatsworth Road.
This high street, filled almost exclusively with
independent shops, is a rarity in modern Britain.
Shops like ‘Chatsworth Tyre Service’ and the
butcher ‘Mighty Meats’ have been run by the same
family for decades. The computer repair shop
doubles as a Koranic school. In the last few years,
a French deli, juice bar and gourmet coffee shop
have appeared alongside the Kashmiri kebab shop
and Jamaican takeaway.
Each plays their own part in keeping alive this
peculiar and wonderful street.
The Olympics (the site is a stone’s throw away)
and the revival of Chatsworth Road street market,
once Hackney’s biggest, could see this fascinating
stretch of road change beyond all recognition.
Acclaimed street photographer, Colin O’Brien
and award-winning travel writer, Jane Egginton
felt compelled to capture and share these diverse
stories before they disappear forever.
42-44 Brooksby’s Walk
London E9 6DF
Party at the Palace
drinks, food and music
7-11pm, Thursday October 7th
12–5pm (‘til 9pm Thu)
Tel: 0771 874 989
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