Celebrating People & Places

“Growing Up In Plaistow”

We launched our “Growing Up In Plaistow” exhibition, resulting from a year long oral history project with Eastside Community Heritage and part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, at the re-opening of Plaistow Library on 26th October. The exhibition is at the Library until Wednesday 9th November, when it moves to Barking Road Community Centre for 10th to 24th November. It will then tour other local venues and schools for the foreseeable future.  There is a lot more content from the project available on a dedicated website Growing Up In Plaistow, and also shortly an app to locate some of the ‘stories’ around south Plaistow:
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We are grateful to have received a £10000 Awards for All grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards this project.
Click here for the initial information.

Community Arts

– Glen Road Mural

The 75 mural panels are now all completed, including varnishing thanks to a splendid team of volunteers and staff led by Newham Council’s Syed Haque! The battening is up on the wall, and we have an offer from a construction company to do the mounting. WATCH THIS SPACE for info about the launch event!

Over the first 2 weeks of November there was a chance to preview some of the 75 panels which will form part of the 100 metre long Glen Road Community Mural being mounted at Newham University Hospital in the Spring.  One panel was on display at Plaistow Library, North Street, E13.  10 panels formed a small exhibition at the Tower Gallery (Memorial Community Church), 395 Barking Road, E13 8AL):

– “Re-imagining The Greenway” projects

We’re funding local artists to work in schools and community settings to come up with ideas for art on the Greenway – see the update reports and photos in our Autumn newsletter!

Come along to Plaistow Library from 2-3pm on Thursday 24th November for the launch of a small exhibition of models created by Brampton Manor School students and Library users.  The models have been created to represent ideas for public art on the Greenway. The exhibition runs until Christmas.

– South Plaistow Arts Hub:

Come an ‘ave a go if you think you’re arty enough… And everyone is! – SOUTH PLAISTOW ARTS HUB started recently and runs on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month – a PSBL initiative in partnership with Memorial Community Church and Rosetta Art Centre:
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Plaistow Streets

Join PSBL members for a litter-picking session from Prince Regent Lane westwards along the Newham Way, on Saturday 24th June, 11am-1pm. E-mail info@plaistowsouthbiglocal.org.uk for more info.

– Grants:

Do you and some of your neighbours have an idea to improve your street life?  We can help with planning, funds and volunteers to make it happen.  Get in touch!

– “Bloomin’ Plaistow”:

That time of year again! Nominate your neighbour’s garden, or your own…

We had a packed Open Forum on Thursday 16th June 2016 at Plaistow Fire Station to celebrate the first Bloomin’ Plaistow award winners. For photos and a report, click here PSBL Bloomin’ Plaistow Awards. And here is the winning garden and Gold award winner Rodica from Egham Road: GOLD1GOLD2

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Together anything Is PoSsiBLe!