THE FACES OF CHATS. ILLUSTRATION BY KIMBERLEY GOLDING; a designer who has lived in the area with her family since 2010. She is co-founder of Forest Kids Hackney, a local walking group for children along the river Lea. Kimberley makes upcycled baby and kids clothes from reused jumpers for her brand Mini Magpie, once a stall on Chatsworth Road market and now based in The Old School Rooms at The Round Chapel. She runs regular classes teaching simple upcycling in Hackney and beyond. Kimberley also makes illustrations and logos for businesses.
This amazing illustration was commissioned by us to feature in I Love Chatsworth Road magazine issue 3. It is also available to buy as a shopping bag and limited screen prints. See our shop for more info by clicking here.
Frank works at the Chatsworth Road Launderette and he is also the friendliest person on the street. Frank is one of the faces featured on our 'Faces of Chats' bag and he was very pleased when he saw the illustration of himself in the latest issue. Visit our shop to purchase the bag and the paper.
The magazine is currently available at these places:
Cooper & Wolf, 145 Chatsworth Road
Chetan and Chirag, 143 Chatsworth Road,
Wayside Charity Shop, 11 Chatsworth Road
The Big Table, 45 Chatsworth Road
London Borough Of Jam, 51d Chatsworth Road
Ishi Newsagent, 15 Chatsworth Road
119 Lower Clapton, 119 Lower Clapton Road
First Edition Newsagent, 74 Lower Clapton Road
Palm 2 by Clapton Pond. 152 Lower Clapton Road
Organic & Natural, 192 Lower Clapton Road
Get in touch if you want to stock us.
You can also order it from our webshop
We are very pleased to invite you to attend the private view of I Love Chatsworth Road photography exhibition in our new studio space in the Round Chapel.
The show is part of the East London Photography Festival and features brand new images alongside the ongoing documentation of the Chatsworth Road area photographed by Jørn Tomter since 2011.
We would be delighted to welcome you and your friends to our new headquarters on Tuesday 21st October from 6pm. There will be a donation bar.
Place and time:
Round Chapel / The Old School Rooms
2 Powerscroft Road
London E5 0PU
Tuesday 21st October from 6pm - 9pm.
The exhibition runs until 15th November Tuesdays to Fridays 11am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-2pm.
Photographer and founder of I Love Chatsworth Road
Happy guys last day of Ramadan, shot outside their local mosque on Chatsworth Road.
Eric Chenaux and Nathaniel Mann photographed at The Old Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road, during a two days preparation and rehearsal prior to their gig at Museum of London 17th July 2014.
More photos click here.
Pat Dam Smyth is performing live at The Old Dentist Friday 27th June at 8pm.
More info here.
And revisit our feature on Pat last year here.
Hedi Jonsdottir makes bags out of fish skin and upcycled materials. She also lives and works in a great space in Clapton and trades at Chatsworth Road market. We went to see her last week and will post the full feature very soon.
We have been to see Ricardo at his roastery The Roasting Shed in Lower Clapton. Here he is with his girlfriend Esther, who runs the commercial side of the business, and their baby Emilio, who brings happiness to the family. More http://www.ilovechatsworthroad.co.uk/shops/the-roasting-shed/
There are many reasons why we enjoy our documentation of the Chats Rd area. One of them is all the great people we meet and establish relationships with. Here is one friendly crew we shot when they first opened and roughly 18 months later.
Above is the Cooper & Wolf crew in August 2012
The Cooper & Wolf crew January 2014
We have a very limited number of screen prints left for sale. This beautiful illustration made by local artist Jojo Alderson is the perfect Christmas present this year. Hurry while stock last.
Printed on Corona Offest paper (190gsm), which is made entirely from post consumer waste. Order it before Thursday 19th December and we will deliver it in person to any address in Clapton and parts of Homerton.
Order from our shop by clicking here
or email email@example.com
Not many tea towel left. We only have 10 in stock. Order it from our shop by clicking here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free delivery in Clapton.
£10. Profits go to Pedro Youth and Boxing Club.
Also stocked by Caballo, Venetia's, Firefly, Cooper & Wolf and Triangle
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO INVITE YOU TO THE LAUNCH OF ISSUE #2 OF I LOVE MAGAZINE MAGAZINE THIS WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2013 6PM-9PM AT CABALLO BICYCLE WORKSHOP CAFE.
I LOVE CHATSWORTH ROAD IS AN INDEPENDENT PROJECT STARTED BY LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER JØRN TOMTER. THE AIM IS TO DOCUMENT THE PEOPLE AND PLACES ON AND AROUND CHATSWORTH ROAD OVER SEVERAL YEARS IN A TIME OF MAJOR CHANGES.
LATEST NEWS: THE SECOND ISSUE OF I LOVE CHATSWORTH ROAD MAGAZINE IS LAUNCHING WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2013 AT CABALLO BIKE CAFE ON CHATSWORTH ROAD, LONDON E5.
Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to be photographed? Would you like your business featured on our website and in our printed paper?
DONATE BELOW IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE PROJECT FINANCIALLY
What will it be spend it on?: free prints to people we photograph, buy equipment to run workshops for local youth and organise exhibitions in the local community.
Brian Walker has hand painted many shop signs on Chatsworth Road. Here he has just completed the new Dorée Bakery. Photographed 4th Sep 2013.
We are doing a pop-up studio at the festival. Come to have your portrait taken!
Big event at Pedro Boxing Club in Rushmore Road Saturday 25th May. Come to see what they are up to and support the club.
More info below followed by some of the boxers
Joan in her front room. Go to Portraits at Home linked above to see what she says about her neighbourhood.
Below: Harry and Hayden at Pedro Boxing Club on Rushmore Road. Come and join Pedro's open air boxing show on the 25th May at Pedro. They are raising money to still be able to continue their fantastic work for the local community. Click here for mor info.
Portrait at Home this week is of Roosevelt and his family. Roosevelt is a keen boxer and one of the volunteers at Pedro Youth and Boxing Club. There he teaches local youth discipline and keeps them away from the streets. Click 'Portrats at home' above to read what they think about living in Clapton.
Photo of the week: Clement picking up his suit for his wedding having travelled back to his home neighbourhood from Essex.
Our special feature on the dry cleaner will be launched here soon. Its really special, do remember to check in to read it and see the pictures.
Today, 3rd April, 2013, we launched our new series of portraits titled Portraits at Home, where we visit and photograph local residents in their own home surroundings. We also try to get their story about how they came to the area and what they feel about Chatsworth Road. The first famiily we publishing is Tamara, James, Marlen and Luka. The chicken is called Mathilda.
Triangle Store on Chatsworth Road opened last night, March 3rd, 2013, and local celebrity Kaye was there. This place will also be the office for I Love Chatsworth Road Monday - Friday. Pop by for a chat if you walk past.
You can now buy a selection of photos from our new online shop. Explore our shop here.
Our magazine can now also be viewed online or you can download a high res pdf-version from our printers at Newspaper Club
Click here to view online
Pedro Boxing Club is doing many great things to help out local kids. This is Jaded and he is already a pretty good boxer. They need help to survive though. Please visit http://www.pedroclub.com/donate.html if you have a few pounds to spare for a better neigbhourhood.
You can now buy the I Love Chatsworth Road magazine at Ishi Express, Cooper & Wolf, 46b Espresso Hut, Cakey Muto, The Dentist and Lucky News all on Chatsworth Road. You can also order it here from Jørn Tomter's shop buy clicking here.
It was the last day of the exhibition today, Sunday 28th October. Thanks to everyone who visited - your support means everything!
The exhibition runs to 28th October. Open Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Fred Fabre filmed Jørn's exhibition as part of a film about Chatsworth Road. Click here to see it.
Local Chats resident and our favourite - Kaye Manning - on the cover of Hackney Citizen (above) and checking out the paper and the exhibition (below)
We would specially like to thank the following local traders:
Isle of Olive, Lucky News, Cooper & Wolf, Mini Magpie, 46b Espresso Hut, Pedro Club, Cakey Muto, PC Clinic, Drake & Naylor for helping out:
We would like to thank CRTRA for supporting the project locally and The Royal Norwegian Embassy for making the exhibition happen
Creative Director Jorn Tomter
All photography Jorn Tomter
Designer Matthew Naylor www.13one6.com
Production editor Caroline Simpson
Contributors Garfield Hacket, Alistair Siddons, Brian Walker
Logo designed by Kimberley-Tybee Golding at Mini Magpie www.minimagpie.com
In October we will open our first exhibition and launch our magazine. You are most welcome to The Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road, London E5 on Friday 12th October for the opening. The show will last until 28th October.
I Love Chatsworth Road started as a photographic documentary project by photographer Jørn Tomter and after he teamed up with web-designer Matt Naylor it turned in to the website you are now visiting.
Here you will find stories about THE LOCALS, see how THE MARKET looks like and meet the owners of THE SHOPS. We will add stories every month so make sure you bookmark us to keep on top of everything. Are you a shopowner and not featured yet? Fear not! We will contact you.
I Love Chatsworth Road is an ongoing project to make a record of the Chatsworth Road area in Hackney, London. It will hopefully be a valuable archive for the future of a place going through rapid changes. The project is founded and run by photographer Jørn Tomter who started photographing the area in 2007. Then in 2010 he opened a pop-up photographic portrait studio offering local people a free portrait including a free print to take home. More than 300 people people visited during the week; and being free it attracted all social backgrounds. Another pop-up studio has taken place at Pedro Boxing Club and more are being planned. Jørn Tomter is on a regular basis visiting all the local businesses in the area offering them to do a feature for the website. Chatsworth Road is a unique high street with mostly independently run shops supported by a strong community to help them survive. Exhibitions will take place during the summer of 2012 and new stories will be added to ilovechatsworthroad.com every month. Local aspiring youth are being encouraged to help out to gain professional experience. Jørn is now helping teaching photography at Berger Primaary School in Homerton as a volunteer. Do you have a suggestion of what Jørn should photograph or do you want to help out? Email email@example.com
This is a fully independent project. We do not represent individuals, any shops or the market. This is done by CRTRA
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