View from the Top: Come and meet London’s real East enders!
From June to December, buses on the 205 route are decorated with a very special artwork. Over 100 Tower Hamlets school children and local older people worked with Magic Me artists Surya Turner and Janet Brooke to create a 10 metre artwork depicting life on High Street 2012. This is the road that leads from the City to the Olympic Park. This year London is full of visitors and the project aims to introduce them to the real East Enders – people of all ages who live and work along the High Street. The group also made a podcast of stories about Whitechapel, bringing to life some of the characters and places illustrated in the artwork.
If you haven't seen the buses - or even if you have - come along and see the work on display in the Rich Mix gallery.
Thank you to Allen & Overy LLP Volunteers for their contributions to the project.
Magic Me is an arts charity based in Tower Hamlets that brings young and older people together using the arts.
View from the Top was funded by the Allen & Overy Foundation and High Street 2012. The project was also awarded a Transformers grant, funded by The National Lottery, through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and managed by the East London Business Alliance.
For more information about View from the Top and Magic Me contact them on 020 3222 6064 firstname.lastname@example.org