Event: Community Action from SE1 to E20

On 8th March, UCL Urban Room and SE1 Stories group are holding a dialogue event in Stratford, E20 to discuss community action and community arts. The aim is to get some insights into different forms of activism, from the 1970s and 1980s in SE1 to the contemporary issues facing areas such as Newham, Tower Hamlets, … Continue reading Event: Community Action from SE1 to E20

Connecting with current urban battles

The ‘Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s’ exhibition is visiting East London to make connections with contemporary fights for housing, social services and residents’ rights. This will be the first event in the new UCL East Urban Room, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford., and is being promoted there as 'SE1 Stories: Community action in … Continue reading Connecting with current urban battles

Exhibition widens its reach

The 'Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s' exhibition is back on display for the autumn (2022). Currently making a return visit to Blackfriars Settlement until 3rd October, this will be followed by its first showing away from the Southwark borough area (see note), but still within SE1. Following renovation of St Johns Church in Waterloo, SE1 … Continue reading Exhibition widens its reach

Planning for the people

The 'Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s' exhibition features in a new article for the community planning world: 'SE1 Stories - Lessons from the History of Community Organising in one Neighbourhood'. It says the exhibition gives us food for thought about what lessons we can draw from past experiences of participatory planning and the importance of not letting … Continue reading Planning for the people

More venues and your comments

The SE1 Stories group is currently sorting out the details for a late spring/early summer (2022) run of the 'Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s' exhibition in a number of Southwark venues. First up: Peckham Library 23rd April to 12th May, then Canada Water Library 14th May to 2nd June. Keep an eye out for further … Continue reading More venues and your comments

Going virtual into 2022

Thumbnail of a downloadable panel As the physical exhibition takes a seasonal break, SE1 Stories is pleased to reveal a small Christmas gift for site browsers - the opportunity to visit the exhibition virtually. Digital versions of the full text and images for each individual panel can be downloaded from our Online Exhibition page. More … Continue reading Going virtual into 2022