The Exhibition which first debuted in February at the Haringey Youth Summit was redisplayed this month, being shown at Colins Carpets during Made in Tottenham and Fore Street For All’s North London Lates.
By Omar Alleyne-Lawler, Communications Manager
Hope in Haringey’s photographic exhibition made a third stop in six months this week, joining efforts by local CIC, ‘Fore Street for All’ & creative directory, ‘Made by Tottenham’ to form one stop of North London Lates.
Spanning from Edmonton’s Fore Street up to Bruce Grove train station, North London Lates was a one-night festival bringing charities, CiC’s, local businesses and people together in a celebration of the local area.
Joining locations such as The Victoria Pub, Trampery Tottenham, Tottenham Community Sports Centre, Coombes Croft Library and more, Hope in Haringey was paired with the long-standing Tottenham business, Colins Carpets.
Based on Tottenham High Road for more than 25 years, Colin is affectionately referred to as ‘uncle’ by young adults who grew up with his carpet in their homes.
As Bimap, a witness to the exhibition recalled “Colin put the carpets in my mums flat when I was a kid and he’s just a cool guy. He’s always doing things like this in the community, so it’s cool he’s letting a charity use his shop for their photos.”
The photos on display were made in collaboration with 19 students from 9 Haringey schools. Working on their documentary photography skills, they captured the essence of 9 local Haringey businesses and trades.
Envisioned by Hope in Haringey’s Arts Officer, Richard Dixon and financially supported by Haringey Music Service, TRADE was project managed by Hope in Haringey Projects Manager, Chloe Hedman & Communications Manager, Omar Alleyne-Lawler.
As a Hope in Haringey youth programme project, TRADE is an example of HiH’s commitment to the enrichment of Haringey’s young people between the ages of 4 & 24.
For this project, disposable cameras were given to aspiring photography students from schools including Harris Academy Tottenham, Haringey Learning Partnership, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL), Heartlands High School, Greig City Academy, Woodside High School, Park View School, London Academy of Excellence at and Gladesmore Community School.
Hope in Haringey would once again like to thank Chick King, 46 Park Rd, Celebrations Partyware, Tops Dry Cleaners, The Hampstead Butcher & Providore, Vintiner T & Co, Diamond Barbers, Fieldseat Café and Cut Glass Studio for their participation in the project.