Sunday, 1 December 2013


Mike Edwards, a Wanstead resident and great Pilates teacher has been working for five years on a  book of photographs of 'local people of note' as he puts it. The first launch of his book is to be at our gallery 'eightyfour', 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, E11 2EZ on Sunday 8th December 2pm till 5pm. If you are free pop in and check it out. In the meantime I'll let Mike give you a brief introduction to his book...

Shelf Life E11,E4, E18

"As you may know by now, I'm interested in local issues, be they 'green', environmental, community, history etc. So, for the past five years I've been compiling stories and taking photos of local people of note in Wanstead, Woodford and Chingford - hence E11, E4, E18. (A project which initially began through my interest in photography.)
41 subjects, all of whom tell their life stories with interest, where they came from and how they came to be in the position they are now, involved in the local community.  For example, an 86 year old woman still teaching KeepFit, an 80 year old man still shodding horses, and a man in his 70's still maintaining the church bells up in the Tower above Christ Church. I've felt honoured to have been given access to their memories, and as a result, I have learned so much more about the local area."

So, here is my invite to you to attend the Book Launch/Signing in December where the book will be sold at cost price. It is a short lithographic print run by, of course, a local Company!"

Mike Edwards

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