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. 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 Stories … 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

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

On the move to Morley College

Update: for where the display is now / will be next, please see main exhibition page. The exhibition 'Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s - community action in a London neighbourhood' is opening at a new location from Tuesday 16th November (2021). The Barry Till Gallery at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7HT, will … Continue reading On the move to Morley College

The exhibition goes live

A few images from the launch event for 'Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s - Community action in a London neighbourhood' exhibition at Blackfriars Settlement, 28th October. Photos by Crispin Hughes. Check exhibition details page for current and future venues and dates. People viewing the exhibition during the launch.