Orphans’ photography exhibition

Local documentary photographer Steve Mepsted is showing a photography installation entitled Orphans which focuses on the diversity of people living in North Kensington pre and post the demolition of houses to make way for the Westway.  All the images are taken from a photography archive around the time the Westway flyover was built between 1969 and 1971 to run 3.5 miles between Paddington Green and White City. Mepsted worked with Westway Trust and Acklam Village Market to produce Orphans, which ‘presents old men, young women, local kids, market traders, shoppers on Portobello Road and children playing on makeshift adventure playground structures.’

The exhibition is free and everyone can go to the launch which will have guest speakers including Westway activist Adam Ritchie and local Historian Tom Vague. There will also be live music and a bar.  The launch party will be at Acklam Village, 4-8 Aklam Road, off Portobello Road and the exhibiton will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 6pm throughout October and November. presents.westway


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