Photographic exhibition revisits Booth’s survey of a district

People in street.

A new exhibition takes a contemporary look through the lens of a camera at the people and places in a London district first described by social reformer Charles Booth more than a century ago. John Angerson, an award-winning photographer and artist in residence at the Old Diorama Art Centre in Drummond Street, traced the footsteps …

History of Ottoman cuisine and photographic exhibition at Turkish cultural centre

Istanbul.

A talk on Ottoman cuisine and an exhibition of photographs are on offer this month at the Turkish cultural centre in Maple Street. Priscilla Mary Işın, author of “Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine”, will talk about  the culinary culture of the Ottoman Empire as it changed and evolved over many centuries. Accompanying the …

Mother’s journey to love her ‘imperfect’ daughter revealed in intimate portraits

Young girl sitting.

An exhibition telling the story of a mother and the special relationship with her daughter who was born with Down's Syndrome opens this week at the former Middlesex Hospital Chapel. Looking for Alice is a very personal exhibition and launches a book of intimate family portraits by photographer Sian Davey and published by Fitzrovia-based Trolley Books. …

Life on Middlesex Hospital’s Aids wards revealed in book and exhibition

Two men on a bed in hospital ward.

A book containing a collection of photographs documenting the treatment of patients on London's first Aids wards will be released with an exhibition in November leading up to World Aids Day. The Ward, which is published by Fitzrovia-based Trolley Books, contains candid photographs of patients, their friends and family, hospital staff, along with texts from …

Gresse Street and Stephen Street before redevelopment in the 1970s

Gap between Victorian buildings.

Just to the west of the lower end of Tottenham Court Road only a few buildings in Stephen Street and Gresse Street survived the huge redevelopment of the Gort Estate in the mid-1970s. In the foreground on the left hand side of the picture below are the Stephen Buildings, and in the mid-ground on the left is …

Portraits of Fitzrovia characters at print exhibition

Portrait of a woman.

An exhibition of around a 100 images of local people will be held next week, and visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite portraits which will then be transformed into street artworks later in the year. Rome-born photographer Doralba Picerno took the photographs as part of a project by Community Interest Company Fitzrovia Noir …

Life images of India and Nepal at Newman House

Photographs from India.

Portraits of everyday life in southern Asia by documentary photographer Leo Manning-Jones will be on view at the launch of a new office space in Newman Street this Tuesday (17 February). The public are invited to join the hosts of Newman House, a new co-working space in the heart of Fitzrovia, for a social evening to see the office space, …

Travellers’ children in Marylebone High Street

By Angela Lovely From inside the Agnès B shop you can just about hear the rumble of Range Rover engines from the choked Marylebone High Street outside. Inside on the walls and in the windows of this Parisian boutique at the heart of the Howard de Walden Estate  are a series of black and white photographs …

Diemar / Noble announce The Fitzrovia Photography Prize

By Angela Lovely Diemar / Noble Photography gallery have announced The Fitzrovia Photography Prize and is calling for entries from photographers who have taken pictures within a mile of their gallery in Wells Street. Deadline for entries is 25 June and the winners will be announced at a special event on Wednesday 20 July 2011. …