Windows on Aberfeldy Street

To celebrate shops on Aberfeldy Street reopening after lockdown, Meanwhile Space commissioned local illustrator Matt Ponting (aka Doodling Around) to work with a group of Year 9 pupils at Langdon Park School – all of whom live on the Aberfeldy Estate – to design colourful art for shop fronts. This collaborative

community art project represents a message of support from the young people to their local high street, and hopes to encourage more footfall by Tower Hamlets residents to the area in line with the #ShopSafeShopLocal initiative promoted by local authorities.



Participating Businesses


Aberfeldy Boxing Club

instagram.com/aberfeldyboxingclub

A non-profit organisation that was set up to help the community by getting kids away from knife crime and gangs. Run by Kirk Whitelock, a boxing coach and Aberfeldy Village resident along with a team of volunteers, the Boxing Club runs bootcamps and classes for people of all ages.


Making Space

facebook.com/MakingSpaceAberfeldyE14

An immersive arts, culture and heritage programme offering workshops for local people to learn ceramics, glass-making, music, and photography.


The Tommy Flowers

facebook.com/tommyflowerspub

A community focused pub with a strong arts, cultural and heritage programme for local residents - now expanding next door to create a modular space and community kitchen.


Aberfeldy Big Local

aberfeldybiglocal.com

A group of local people working to invest £1m of Lottery funding to make Aberfeldy a better place to live. When restrictions allow, they will be open for drop ins for a cup of tea and chat about the area.


Workshop 53

workshop53.wordpress.com

Located at 53 Aberfeldy Street, Workshop 53 offers a space with a fully-functioning wood workshop for local artists and designers to hire.


More Life Home

morelifehome.co.uk

Recycling furniture to help the socially deprived turn houses into homes. Pop in to buy a piece or donate unwanted furniture to help someone in need.


Roots

instagram.com/rootsbarberslondon

Leon and Joshua are two Poplar locals who started their journey with the DigiBarber app that allows customers to book appointments easily with a local barber. They recently opened their flagship barber shop at 37 Aberfeldy Street.


With thanks to Spotlight for facilitating the virtual art workshops with the young people of Aberfeldy.