Broadway Market & Bethnal Green, London. Thu 9 Jun 2016
I got off the bus on Mare St, close to 'The Last Tuesday Society'
You can see a picture from more or less this position in 1983 on >RE:PHOTO
I took quite a few pictures around here in the 1980s
but nothing like this
and there are new buildings by the canal
The Hoxton Mini Press was hosting the event at F. Cooke - and a short speech invited us to buy the books
F Cooke has been here since 1900. One of the few survivors from the 1980s
For the evening it was serving books not eels
The beer was Five Points Pale, a craft beer brewed in a railway arch at Hackney Downs a short walk away, and
surprisingly drinkable. Though some in this picture preferred to bring their own. The lollies were nice too.
I walked back towards Mare St
Ada St workshops date from 1965-6. Architect Sir Hubert Bennett, (1909-2000), but I didn't stop to take a good picture
Beck Rd, once home of Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti often gets used for filming
and appears in a number of music videos
For some years Beck Rd was a unique artists ghetto with almost the entire street managed by Acme Housing Association
who managed many short-life properties then intended for demolition and was home to many well-known artists
Houses here now sell for around a million pounds.
Back in Bethnal Green, it was also the opening night for the Triumph Pavilion 2016:Energy Pavilion but
I was too late for the opening in Museum Gardens and it was almost deserted when I arrived
Suddenly things went upside down. I went home.
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