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Somewhere in Hackney
An entertaining study of community arts projects in Hackney, Hoxton and Dalston, before hipsters and Tony Blair.
Documentary 1980 50 mins
Some of Hackney's most notorious landmarks feature alongside some of the borough's much-loved institutions in this entertaining period piece about four community-based arts projects rooted in the 1970s. Long before the regeneration heralded by the arrival of Tony Blair, street artists get down with the kids on run-down council estates. Women at a print workshop in Lentall Road produce striking feminist posters and graphic designs while historic Hoxton Hall offers drama and a pensioners' lunch club.
- Ron Orders
- United Kingdom
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