Picture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography @ Hackney Museum 18.07 – 31.12.2015


You are invited to the opening of a groundbreaking new exhibition by young photographers at Hackney Museum

Picture Taking photography exhibition @ Hackney Museum July - Dec 2015 #represent #diversity #hackney

Picture Taking photography exhibition @ Hackney Museum July – Dec 2015 #represent #diversity #hackney


Picture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography

This exhibition features the work of Emma, Qwayne, Mohamed, Jason, Izu and Luke, students at The Garden School in Hackney.

The Garden School supports children with special educational needs many with an autistic spectrum disorder. When words don’t come easily, photography offers a voice to those for whom everyday communication is a challenge.

Opening Celebration Saturday 18th July 10.30am-12noon Hackney Museum

Join us for the opening and have your free family portrait taken with The Garden School photographers Jack and Sam. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibition has been created as part of Re:present programme and will be part of UK Disability History Month 2015 focusing in on disability and representation within the media and film.

Find out more about this exhibition that has been funded by Arts Council England, supported by Hackney Council TRASC funding via http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-events.htm


Hackney Museum – http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-events.htm

The Garden School – http://www.the-garden.org.uk/

UK Disability History Month – http://ukdhm.org/

Vote for the small museum with the BIG heart by 8pm today… 16th May 2015

The small museum with a big heart, that is very close to my heart = Hackney Museum.

Voting closes today at 8pm UK time for a once in a museum’s lifetime chance to work with Yinka Shonibare MBE, internationally acclaimed artist and Hackney resident. So even though he lives 6 streets down from our Museum we need to win his time, creative energy, vision, input through the funded Museums at Night competition.


VOTE http://museumsatnight.org.uk/yinka-shonibare/

Every vote counts in these last few hours as we are up against some big museums and we know in hearts we have every chance of winning an amazing supper club to celebrate Black History season in October 2015. Voters get a chance to be a guest at Yinka’s Supper club!

VOTE for Hackney Museum to Re:present itself to the international stage…

The small museum with the big heart is in a Museums at Night 2015 campaign to win big!

Yinka Shonibare will work with our community groups to co-create a supper club in October 2015.

VOTE http://museumsatnight.org.uk/yinka-shonibare/

THUNDERCLAP https://www.thunderclap.it/my/stats/26061-vote-4-yinka-hackney-museum


Hackney Museum needs your votes… http://museumsatnight.org.uk/yinka-shonibare/

Hackney Museum say “Thunderclap, Thunderclap, Thunderclap…. “

So what is all the fuss about? Suddenly the world & his wife are asking for your vote…

YES VOTE HACKNEY MUSEUM to win working with Yinka Shonibare! http://museumsatnight.org.uk/yinka-shonibare/

This is the current lay of the land in crowd funding and crowd sourcing new community arts, participation and social programmes of work… so let’s get on board. At least there is funded work out there… all be it through what can feel like a lot of shouting about a project dear to your heart. Bear with me…


Join Hackney Museum’s 1st ever Thunderclap…

Thunderclaps though – what the hell? I know I was confused myself when I first heard about these.

Hackney Museum’s first THUNDERCLAP  https://www.thunderclap.it/my/stats/26061-vote-4-yinka-hackney-museum

Think of a system to bring together all your like minded followers and share one, big, bold message all at the same time… SONIC SOCIAL MEDIA BOOM.

Every vote and shared message counts as when we win… those people who get the chance to engage with Yinka Shonibare will have life changing experiences. Worth their weight in gold! 


Hackney Museum voting page http://museumsatnight.org.uk/yinka-shonibare/

Hackney Museum Thunderclap page https://www.thunderclap.it/my/stats/26061-vote-4-yinka-hackney-museum

VOTE… for Yinka Shonibare to creatively collaborate with Hackney Museum

Small is beautiful & sometimes the most hidden away when stumbled upon is the most rewarding. Hackney Museum is one such gem… offering a glimpse into the world on your doorstep, you are forgiven if you have not yet sampled this amazing museum at the heart of Hackney, East London, UK.

By VOTING for our museum to work with award winning internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare you can help change all this…


Follow the link  http://museumsatnight.org.uk/yinka-shonibare/

Then repost this blog – write you own blog or tweet… however you can help get creative!!

Further reading

Hackney Museum http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cm-museum.htm

Yinka Shonibare http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com/

Create your own time capsule… Hackney Museum Family Art Day 8th April 2015

I am a geek about most things… especially history. I can recall many a happy hour spent creating project books about The Tudors and historic architecture as a child.

Now much of my work allows me to live my passion sharing with others how much history can inform the now & our futures… & hopefully inspire a whole new generations of fellow geeks!

Family Art Day @ Hackney Museum as part of Hackney @ 50 exhibition

Geek out on in history inspired creative family workshops

Family Art Days – come & get be a creative history treasure hunter!