#HomeIs ...

an interactive exploration into the residents of Waltham Forest. Home Project will ask the people of the borough to reflect on their past and present experiences, their hopes for the future and connection to where they live, as they answer the question – what does home mean?

How do we connect with the space we live? and how does this space harbour these experiences?

Through a series of short films with residents and interviews with leading experts; the project will look at the lives of residents both old and new, shining a light on individual characters that show the broad spectrum of inhabitants, their contributions and how they have built their own legacies, how they have built a home, and what this has involved.

SAMENNA


Born in Waltham Forest Pakistani background. From a young age, a book lover always wanting to read and further her education. She was inspired to take a trip to Africa alone and leave her family where she then found her calling to help woman and children with natural and spiritual healing.

SEAN


A current resident of the Walthamstow Village area, after moving from Hackney’s Stokie Newington over 20 years ago he became apart of a growing number of the local artist being a photographer and becoming part of the E17 Art Trail he became a beacon in his community taking portraits of local chapters and building in the area documenting the change of the area.

PAM


A performer at heart growing up during the war and becoming an international performer while growing up in East London.
Pam went on to become a nurse and a traffic warden where she met her husband and settled down in Chingford.
After she then experienced the loss , Her neighbours and community came and supported her at the time of need.

GARETH


A local business owner cutting the hair of the Walthamstow community, trading for over 20 years in Hoe street he has seen the changes of the community and businesses but maintained close relationships. He now remains one of the long-standing businesses in the area and has a long-standing list of history of customers and a witness of the change of the area.

LEMZI


An active participant in the UK Hip-Hop/rap and grime scene since 2011 through his mixtape series "LemziFreeBies," radio appearances and various live shows. With a myriad of collaborations and performances since this period to the present day, there is always something new and exciting being planned. Born in Leytonstone growing up around MC inspiring him to become one, his journey of an independent artist with a law background chose to fulfil his dream as a music artist.

KARA


Kara at 18 is starting her own photography business. Inspired by growing up around her dads career in the grime music scene and all the awesome collaborations he’s done, she decided to pursue photography as she saw the art form used to document scenes from the music studio.

NERGIZ


This incredible woman turned the front of her house into a sweet shop to support her young family before she supported her children through to university and then went on to become a social worker.

Nergiz loves the market and how diverse it is. She just wishes there was more for the youth to do and more resources as a way to tackle crime.

TYSON


Tyson and his family have been helping the people of Walthamstow look sharp for over 20 years! Tyson took over the family business of selling suits in Walthamstow Market a few years ago. He’s a true hustler and one of the most vibrant members of the market; owning his badge with pride. He moves and operates in and around the market like an opera of sorts...it’s truly theatrical to watch!

Home Workshop

Our preivous Home Film Workshop 2019

Shoot and Edit Your A Film to Represent What Home in Waltham Forest Means You

These images are taken from last years free Hands-on Workshop, attendees learnt how to shoot and edit using their mobile phones.

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