Bailey’s East End
Supported by the London Borough of Newham. Produced by CREATE.
6 July – 5 August 2012. Compressor House, Royal Docks, Newham, E16
Entry: £6, £4 conc (student/OAP/unemployed, ID must be presented).
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 years and under admitted free of charge.
FREE for Newham residents on production of two forms of ID - a utility bill or a bank statement and one card, including library, gym membership or a credit/debit card. Both forms of ID must be presented upon arrival to gain entry to the exhibition.
About the exhibition
David Bailey is one of east London’s most famous sons. During the past 50 years, he has regularly returned to the stomping ground of his youth to photograph the streets and their inhabitants.
This personal collection, set in an historic industrial building in London’s Royal Docks, sees him return to Newham at a time when the world’s focus is on east London.
The photographs document the changing physical and social landscapes of the area from the early 1960s to the present day, with streetscapes, characters and scenes of east London life.
Some famous faces appear but they are nestled in amongst the wider backdrop and characters of the area. David Bailey’s East End features many previously unseen photographs and provides a rare opportunity to witness London’s transformation through the lens of a local icon.
*please note that all tickets for this event are non-refundable*
** Due to the Olympic ceremony on Friday 27th July we will be closing at 7pm**