1960s photo exhibition ends Weds, plus other local news.

I’ve yet to see it, but there’s a great sounding free exhibition of 1960’s photos  called My Generation on at 3 Carnaby Street until Weds 21st March (open 10am-8pm. It’s been curated by Zelda Cheatle who began her career in the 1980’s at the Photographers’ Gallery – she’s got some experience – so it’s got to be good. There’s more info and a video here. The exhibition provides publicity for the film My Generation which is now showing in selected arthouse cinemas including local Curzons.

There’s lots going on at Hackney Wick this Wednesday with Wick Wednesday #4 on 21st March 2018. See the programme here.

Sir Robin Wales, longtime Mayor of Newham, has been deselected as the Labour candidate for the May elections this year. His place will be taken by Momentum backed Ms Rokhsana Fiaz who wants radical change, including more affordable housing.

Last Wednesday Tower Hamlets Council granted itself planning permission to build a new Town Hall in Whitechapel. The council says,”The Grade II listed former Royal London Hospital building, located in Whitechapel, will be home to an ambitious new council building, with services for residents, a library, café and public spaces all under one roof.” You can read the full story on the council website. The estimated cost will be £105 million. I’m well aware that the current location in Mulberry Place is far from ideal, but this is an eyewatering amount of money in tight times.

A newly recruited group of Community Insights Researchers are out on the streets gathering information to feed into the Tower Hamlets Plan. There is also a knowledge sharing event on Tuesday 17th April 1 – 4.30pm which you could join if you book here. It’s at the Whitechapel Idea Store. Read the latest Community insights bulletin here.

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