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EAST2 Launch

Last week local residents, community workers and business owners gathered in the Pocket Park outside Oxford House in Bethnal Green to celebrate the launch of the East 2, The Insiders’ Guide to Bethnal Green 2015. Enjoying an array of tasty treats and good company, the guests chatted away under the May sunshine – sharing stories and making new connections.

The Insiders’ Guide to Bethnal Green – an OH project coordinated by Graham Barker and Liz Baume – was created by a group of local residents during an eight-week community journalism project. Our reporters and photographers have brought together 60 pages full of Bethnal Green stories and snippets; from restaurants to churches, community centres to pop-up shops, historical glimpses to forward-looking local enterprises. Whether you live, work or visit Bethnal Green, you’ll find something of interest in the Insiders’ Guide. With thanks to Awards for All for funding this project.
















Text by Catherine Findlay