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Drive Forward Foundation presents

Takeover 2018: This Is Me - Exhibition

Until Thursday 30 August

This Is Me features self-portraits directed by a group of young people raised in residential and foster care and is displayed with accompanying monologues. The exhibition explores the relationship between place and identity as experienced by young people leaving care in London. 

Having grown up in an environment of constant uncertainty, for the participants, long-term stable relationships and a secure home are not things which are taken for granted. London, then, becomes a sanctuary of memories created in different places. 

This exhibition invites individuals to discover the stories behind the statistics. Individuals who have taken part in the exhibition have been empowered by the opportunity to share their story in their own words. 

The Drive Forward Foundation are keen to continue sharing their stories, which have left other young adults leaving care feeling empowered and provided the basis for a greater understanding from Londoners. 

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Suitable for all ages

There will be a launch of the exhibition on Wednesday 8 August at 6pm.

This event is part of TAKEOVER. A festival inspired by East London. The most exciting new talent created by you, for you. Check out the full line-up here.

Takeover festival has been programmed with consideration for Tower Hamlets Youth Outcomes Framework developed by Partnership For Young London and the Centre For Youth Impact.

This event is wheelchair accessible.