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SOCIAL CHANGE IN TOWER HAMLETS…100 Years Since Charles Booth

A collaboration between Oxford House, New Policy Institute and photographer Keith Greenough. Part of this year's Photomonth - East London Photography Festival.

Private View on Thursday 10th November 6.00 - 9.30pm

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of social reformer Charles Booth. Booth is best known for his 1889 survey of poverty in London, ‘Life and Labour of the People’. This exhibition, part of the Photomonth, explores what has changed in Tower Hamlets since Booth’s day through modern day photographs and social investigations. The exhibition will feature work from Keith Greenough’s Lifting the Curtain and PhotoBooth series.


The idea of PhotoBooth is to explore what people of Tower Hamlets in 2016 think about the social questions raised by Charles Booth more than 100 years ago. Fifteen volunteers from those who work at or use Oxford House in Bethnal Green were interviewed and asked to comment on a range of social issues.

The Private View starts at 6.00pm but don’t miss the fabulous Artist’s Talk at 7.00pm. Photographer Keith Greenough, Karen Barker (NPI) & John Ryan (OH) will be joined by Tom Harper, Curator of Antiquarian Mapping at The British Library will provide a fascinating insight to Booth and his legacy.

Keith Greenough will sell a limited amount of signed copies of his book ‘Lifting the Curtain’ at the private view for a reduced price of £20.

The event is also a fundraiser for Oxford House in Bethnal Green and our heritage project. All of the proceeds from sales on prints and books, as well as donations at the exhibition will help fund the proposed works.

Gallery Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm
Weekend: 10am to 2pm

Read the article '100 years since Charles Booth. An interview with Keith Greenough' on our blog or watch the videos by clicking on the images.

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100 Years Since Charles Booth

When: November 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until December 7, 2016
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Where: Oxford House Gallery
Derbyshire St, London E2 6HG, UK
Free Contact: Keith Greenough 07917542333keith.greenough@btinternet.comEvent website
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Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green,
London E2 6HG
020 7739 9001

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