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40 years of film in East London
Join us for a wonderful line-up of special guests and early Four Corners films this Saturday!! This afternoon of celebration showcases films from the first ten years, alongside discussion with special guests Ron Peck, Joanna Davis, Wilf Thust, Paul Hallam and Mandy Rose. BOOKING ESSENTIAL HERE Schedule 1.30pm – Introduction 1.40pm – Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ron Peck, Wilfried Thust, Railman, 1976, excerpt, 10 minutes 1.50pm – Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ron Peck, Wilfried Thust, On Allotments, 1979, 31 minutes 2.20pm – Panel discussion and Q&A: Four Corners and the cultural politics of the time. With special guests Joanna Davis, Ron Peck, Wilfried Thust, Paul Hallam, Mandy Rose.  3.00pm – Ron Peck & Paul Hallam, Nighthawks, 1978, 109 minutes / extract 20 minutes. Discussion: Ron Peck and Paul Hallam 3.30pm – Break 4.00pm – Joanna Davis & Mary Pat Leece, Bred and Born, 1983, 75 minutes / extract 30 minutes. Discussion: Joanna Davis, Mandy Rose, Bev Zalcock, Loraine Leeson. 4.50pm – Wilfried Thust, Is That It?, 1985, Parts 5 & 6, 28 minutes. Introduction: Wilfried Thust  5.30pm – Ruhul Amin, A Kind of English, 1986, 75 minutes / extract 20 minutes. Discussion: Paul Hallam 6.00pm – Finish

Heartfield: One Man’s War
This exhibition revisited the father of photomontage, John Heartfield. Armed with scissors, paste and acerbic wit, Heartfield used art as a political weapon. Risking his life under Hitler’s Third Reich, he subverted Nazi imagery to reveal the political threats of 1930s Germany.  33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks were shown alongside a fascinating collection of historic artefacts.  This exhibition was curated by Four Corners in collaboration with John Hyatt.  Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust and the Paul Mellon Centre. Part of Insiders/Outsiders Festival, which celebrates the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.  

Hidden Histories
Peter Kennard and Rick Sissions' A Document on Chile, Camden Town Hall, 1978.   We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Heritage Fund project, Hidden Histories. This ambitious 3-year project will see us delve deeper into Four Corners Archive, evolving the collection into an active site for public events, study, socially-engaged practice and collaboration. Here's what we've got planned: On the Move: the history of the Half Moon Photography Workshop/Camerawork touring exhibitions, 1976-1984. The Half Moon Photography Workshop played a radical role in reshaping the photographic landscape of Britain. In 1976 they pioneered a programme of laminated touring exhibitions. Over 50 of these affordable, portable exhibitions travelled to venues around the country, from art centres and universities to prisons, churches and laundrettes.  Do you remember seeing a laminated touring exhibition?   We are carrying out new research into this important body of work, and we need your help. Find out more.    Research partnership with the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive at Birkbeck. Jo Spence was one of the founder members of HMPW and Camerawork magazine. The project will support a research archivist to work across the Jo Spence and Four Corners archive collections.   A Bengali Photography Archive of activist, family and community photographs to be developed in partnership with Swadhinata Trust and Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.   Exhibition on housing, squatting and homelessness in East London, to be developed with the Centre for Arts Memory and Communities, Coventry University in 2022. PRESS Download Press Release PARTNERS   Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, supported by a curatorial research grant from the Paul Mellon Centre. Project partners are Bishopsgate Insitute, Centre for Arts, Memory & Communities at Coventry University, Feminist Library,  Jo Spence Memorial Library at Birkbeck, Mayday Rooms, Swadhinata Trust, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.

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40 years of film in East London
Join us for a wonderful line-up of special guests and early Four Corners films this Saturday!! This afternoon of celebration showcases films from the first ten years, alongside discussion with special guests Ron Peck, Joanna Davis, Wilf Thust, Paul Hallam and Mandy Rose. BOOKING ESSENTIAL HERE Schedule 1.30pm – Introduction 1.40pm – Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ron Peck, Wilfried Thust, Railman, 1976, excerpt, 10 minutes 1.50pm – Joanna Davis, Mary Pat Leece, Ron Peck, Wilfried Thust, On Allotments, 1979, 31 minutes 2.20pm – Panel discussion and Q&A: Four Corners and the cultural politics of the time. With special guests Joanna Davis, Ron Peck, Wilfried Thust, Paul Hallam, Mandy Rose.  3.00pm – Ron Peck & Paul Hallam, Nighthawks, 1978, 109 minutes / extract 20 minutes. Discussion: Ron Peck and Paul Hallam 3.30pm – Break 4.00pm – Joanna Davis & Mary Pat Leece, Bred and Born, 1983, 75 minutes / extract 30 minutes. Discussion: Joanna Davis, Mandy Rose, Bev Zalcock, Loraine Leeson. 4.50pm – Wilfried Thust, Is That It?, 1985, Parts 5 & 6, 28 minutes. Introduction: Wilfried Thust  5.30pm – Ruhul Amin, A Kind of English, 1986, 75 minutes / extract 20 minutes. Discussion: Paul Hallam 6.00pm – Finish

Heartfield: One Man’s War
This exhibition revisited the father of photomontage, John Heartfield. Armed with scissors, paste and acerbic wit, Heartfield used art as a political weapon. Risking his life under Hitler’s Third Reich, he subverted Nazi imagery to reveal the political threats of 1930s Germany.  33 of Heartfield’s scathingly satirical artworks were shown alongside a fascinating collection of historic artefacts.  This exhibition was curated by Four Corners in collaboration with John Hyatt.  Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust and the Paul Mellon Centre. Part of Insiders/Outsiders Festival, which celebrates the contribution of refugees from Nazi Europe to British culture.  

Hidden Histories
Peter Kennard and Rick Sissions' A Document on Chile, Camden Town Hall, 1978.   We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Heritage Fund project, Hidden Histories. This ambitious 3-year project will see us delve deeper into Four Corners Archive, evolving the collection into an active site for public events, study, socially-engaged practice and collaboration. Here's what we've got planned: On the Move: the history of the Half Moon Photography Workshop/Camerawork touring exhibitions, 1976-1984. The Half Moon Photography Workshop played a radical role in reshaping the photographic landscape of Britain. In 1976 they pioneered a programme of laminated touring exhibitions. Over 50 of these affordable, portable exhibitions travelled to venues around the country, from art centres and universities to prisons, churches and laundrettes.  Do you remember seeing a laminated touring exhibition?   We are carrying out new research into this important body of work, and we need your help. Find out more.    Research partnership with the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive at Birkbeck. Jo Spence was one of the founder members of HMPW and Camerawork magazine. The project will support a research archivist to work across the Jo Spence and Four Corners archive collections.   A Bengali Photography Archive of activist, family and community photographs to be developed in partnership with Swadhinata Trust and Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.   Exhibition on housing, squatting and homelessness in East London, to be developed with the Centre for Arts Memory and Communities, Coventry University in 2022. PRESS Download Press Release PARTNERS   Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, supported by a curatorial research grant from the Paul Mellon Centre. Project partners are Bishopsgate Insitute, Centre for Arts, Memory & Communities at Coventry University, Feminist Library,  Jo Spence Memorial Library at Birkbeck, Mayday Rooms, Swadhinata Trust, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.

History – Our story from 1973 until today | Four Corners
How Four Corners came to be the a renowned centre for film and photography, providing a dynamic learning, production and exhibition environment.

ANOTHER EYE: Women Refugee Photographers in Britain after 1933 | Four Corners
Discover the remarkable women who escaped Nazi persecution and helped to transform photography in Britain. Photography Exhibition. East London.

Radical Visions: The Early History – Past Exhibition | Four Corners
The Early History of Four Corners and Camerawork 1972-1987. This exhibition explored two radical 1970s arts collectives in London’s East End.

Funders – Interested in partnering with us? | Four Corners
We work with partners across film and TV, visual arts, museum, heritage, community and higher education, locally and nationally. We welcome proposals.

Covid-19 Update
Covid-19 Update

Another Eye Online Conference | What's On | Four Corners
This online conference is part of Four Corners' Another Eye exhibition.

The Story of Balwinder Singh Rana
The Story of Balwinder Singh Rana

The Story of Barbara Beese
The Story of Barbara Beese

And we're off!
And we're off!

The Brick Lane 1978 project continues through lockdown
The Brick Lane 1978 project continues through lockdown

Heartfield: One Man's War – Past Exhibition | Four Corners
Revisiting the father of photomontage. Find out more about this exhibition, which took place at Four Corners from 31 October 2019 to 8 February 2020.

Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point | What's on | Four Corners
Find out more about this project, exploring the 1978 anti-racist uprising led by East London’s Bengali community.

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