Just up the road from our Aldgate campus, Bow Arts Nunnery Gallery has an exhibition on about the history of east London’s print industry. ‘Lightboxes and Lettering‘ tells the story of the print industry across the 20th century, focusing on the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest. The exhibition includes historic photographs and printed items as well as print workers’ memories, told through a new collection of oral histories.
A series of events accompanies the exhibition, where you can learn more about the techniques or companies involved.
If you are interested in letterpress, typography, litho printing or the printing industry or just the history of the local area, this is a great exhibition to visit. It is on until the 29th March 2020.
Aldgate Library has a display up on the printing industry to celebrate this fascinating exhibition in our local area.