T’S A NEWHAM THING IS AN AUDIO-VISUAL PROJECT THAT EXPLORES AND CELEBRATES LOCALITY www.itsanewhamthing.com
Take a ride over the lesser-known contours of the borough's social geography, stopping off at a pub with a no booze policy, a pre-war bath-house, and a jazz club in a railway arch. Witness urban food-growing on an estate, hang out with the Daleks from Dr Who, and listen to a Sri Lankan Elvis-impersonator!
Have you ever seen Franciscan monks walking the streets of Plaistow in their brown habits? Or heard about Henry VIII's hunting lodge in Forest Gate? Or discovered the hidden docks of Bow Creek? Then look again! Newham could never be a dull place.
Listen to these 25 revealing interviews recorded on location with Newham residents sharing personal stories about their chosen place, and help plot an alternative map of Newham.