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Student Creates Exhibition Celebrating Life in Walthamstow

A local student has created a new exhibition which celebrates and brings to life the history of Walthamstow, and looks at how regeneration has changed the area in recent years.

The exhibition, titled ‘Twasever-Stow’ is curated by Central St Martins University student and Walthamstow resident Tilda Bevoir-Stephens. It will run from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 May in the pop-up space on Hoe St, Walthamstow, which is operated by Waltham Forest Council.

The exhibition looks at how local shops and businesses in Walthamstow have changed over the years, featuring interviews with local people and a number of historic images provided by Vestry House Museum which illustrate how the area has changed over time. The exhibition will be brought to life by video and recordings of interviews provided by the Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop.

The exhibition focuses on Walthamstow Market, the High Street and the north end of Hoe Street.

Tilda said: “I have lived in Walthamstow all my life and I love it here, so I wanted to celebrate the area in my exhibition. Walthamstow has always been full of interesting shops and trades, and it has been fascinating to look at how it has changed over the years. I’ve also really enjoyed speak to so many residents from different generations.

“I hope that the exhibition provides a sense of nostalgia for people who have lived here for a long time, and newer residents will be able to learn more about the rich history of Walthamstow.”

Cllr Clare Coghill, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & High Streets said: “It’s fantastic to see that one of our residents has created an exhibition that celebrates life in Walthamstow. I’m really pleased that we are able to support Tilda’s work, and I hope as many people as possible go along and see this unique exhibition for themselves.”

Twasever-Stow runs from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 May, and is open from 10.30am to 7pm each day. Entrance is free.

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