February 2017 at last

Finally I’ve managed to finish the month of February on My London Diary. It’s been hard going, partly because I spent 5 days away from home and taking pictures, working on a new Hull project in the 22017 UK City of Culture. The Hull pictures took a long time to process because I was mainly taking panoramas, which end up as files a little over 200Mb. They are slow to take as it’s essential to get the camera level in two dimensions as well as setting the framing at the edges. It is possible to make very slight corrections on the computer, but anything more than a small tad is destined for the bit bucket.

My time was also occupied in getting files ready for the show ‘All About the Lea‘ which opened at Cody Dock in West Ham last weekend and is open from 11am till 5pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays until 23 April. Cody Dock arranged the printing and hung the show, but I had to work on the files to get the 28 pictures ready, as well as checking up on locations and dates for the captions.

March also saw a rare appearance for me speaking in public on a discussion panel at Battersea Arts Centre after a performance of ‘E15’ there, a verbatim play based largely on the protests by the group of young mothers from the Stratford Focus E15 hostel. The play was a slightly strange experience, re-living for me the experience of a number of their protests that I had photographed (and you can find the pictures on My London Dairy by searching on ‘E15’.)

I don’t often speak in public, and I spent some time worrying beforehand (as well as doing a certain amount of preparation), but it went well on the night, and I was sorry when we ran out of time – though most of the panel and the cast had an enjoyable discussion over a few glasses afterwards.

Feb 2017

Hounslow Heath
Dubs Now – let the children in

25th anniversary of Khojaly Massacre
Stop Unfair Eviction by Guinness
Picturehouse recognition & living wage
Shut race-hate LD50 gallery
End homophobic bullying at LSE

Hull 2017 City of Culture
Sculcoates & River Hull
City Centre & Beverley Rd
Ropery St & St Mark’s Square

St Andrew’s Dock
Hessle Rd
Beverley and Nellie’s

Around the Town
The Deep
More Hull Panoramic
Wincolmlee and Lime St
Evening in the City
Old Town
A ride on Scale Lane Bridge
Around the City Centre
Hullywood Opening
East Hull & Garden Village
Old Town & City Centre
River Hull
Night in the Old Town
Victoria Dock Promenade

Show Culture some Love
Willesden Green Wassail
Kensal Rise to Willesden Green
ANAL squat in Belgravia
Invest in Cycling – Stop Killing Cyclists

Dubs Now – Shame on May

King’s College Divest Oil & Gas Now!
Court support for Heathrow protesters
No Muslim Ban, No State Visit

London Images


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