Self-Initiated Project

Meet: Leisure and Social Groups

A project and collaboration with 12 other photographers, called Image17,  based in Waltham Forest, London.

As part of the E17 Art Trail, 2009, Image17 set out to document the huge variety of local leisure and social groups within the borough and were awarded a grant from Arts Council England for the exhibition. 

The project aimed to highlight and record the rich, diverse and sometimes unusual hobbies and activities which bond communities and create friendships.

Katherine focussed on the Cactus and Succulent Society and local Domino players.  

Within Waltham Forest, there are independent social groups for almost every conceivable activity.  From the Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society to Operatic Societies, Scrap-bookers to Ramblers – each week, hundreds of local residents take part in little known activities which enrich their lives. 

These images formed part of a group exhibition, called Meet, which ran 5th – 13th September 2009. The exhibition was at The Old Glass Factory,15 Hoe Street, E17 and at 320 Gallery, Bethnal Green.

Please respect the copyright in these images and only use them with my permission - thank you. Katherine