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Stands Alone Exhibition 2013

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'Sophie and Jeffrey', Simone Novotny


With issues on housing being a particular hot topic in the news right now, Geffrye Museum's latest exhibition is very current. Stands Alone, which is on until 26th August, is an exhibit that explores the lives of those who have moved into the new housing complex in North London. The redevelopment began in 2006 when they converted the old Arsenal football stadium into Highbury Stadium Square. The build was completed in 2009 and included seven hundred flats surrounding a communal garden.

With photography by Simone Novotny, film documentaries, and sound recordings, the museum investigates what the lives of these residents are like four years on. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 concessions, and free for under 16s. As well as the main exhibit, there will also be a special display, 'Our Homes Are Not For Sale', which is on until the 21st July. It includes photography by Victoria Birkinshaw, and documents a campaign to try and stop four London estates being sold off in 2010.
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When: Until 26th Aug
Phone: 020 7739 9893
Where: Geffrye Museum
Cost: £5 adult, £3 concessions, free for under 16s
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