London's East End; it’s always been shaped by the people who call it home but whose incredible life stories often don’t get told. Now it’s time for these amazing and poignant lives to take centre stage as this fascinating exhibition promises a peek behind the front door to the lives within.
Gateway Housing Association who are celebrating 90 years in the East End, have created this unique exhibition, East End: The Place We Call Home.
By using extensive archive and first - hand accounts, the exhibition tells the remarkable tales of local residents past and present. It highlights the unsung heroes who were dedicated to the East End such as Ayub Ali Master who founded The Indian Seaman’s League and social reformer Edith Ramsay.
The exhibition also showcases famous figures from history who gave so much to the East End, as well as those who fought the poverty of the slums to bring better homes and the innovative architects who designed them.
This timely exhibition gives us a chance to reflect on the lives that have and continue to make the East End: The Place We Call Home.