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Globe Town Mural

14 July - 31 January

A New Mural by Shiraz Bayjoo

Tower Hamlets Council in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery are proud to present a new public art commission by artist Shiraz Bayjoo in Globe Town, Bethnal Green, East London.

I wanted to highlight the area’s history and far-reaching legacies… the refuge given to countless generations escaping political persecution, [and] the grassroots movements that have gone on to shape Britain and the world.

– Shiraz Bayjoo

Installed on the side of Clynes House in Globe Town in July 2023, the work is a large colourful photographic collage of archival materials that speak to the rich history of Tower Hamlets and the contemporary character of the area and its residents.

Bayjoo’s proposal for the site was selected by a public vote and the final design draws upon discussions between Bayjoo and the Globe Town community during the summer of 2021. Conversations between the artist and local residents focused on the memories and connections inspired by archival images reflecting social, cultural and religious histories of the area. The project is supported by the High Streets team at Tower Hamlets Council as part of broader work to improve the Globe Town market square.

The mural is a public display open 24 hours.

Address: Market Square, Globe Town, London E2 0RN

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