Kentish Town photography exhibition launched by a social enterprise to support the recovery of local high streets

The crowdfunding is part of the council’s commitment to fund the delivery of innovative, forward-thinking projects that support the reinvention of our main streets and post-pandemic recovery for a sustainable future.

Town Spot founder Mike Gyi, 31, is confident the new project will create an even stronger sense of community in the area: “Every business in Kentish Town has a unique story and I want to help them tell their stories of physical and impactful way. way to attract more customers.

The project was created in collaboration with local residents of Kentish Town, Karishma Puri, documentary photographer, and Olivia Burney, freelance journalist. At each location, there will be an eye-catching window display featuring a portrait of the people behind the business, along with a quote or two. People will be able to use their phone to scan the QR code to read more information about the company online.

The stories feature Kentish Town’s oldest businesses, as well as those just opening – social enterprises, artists’ studios, music venues, barbers, restaurants and pubs. There are stories of celebrities who had keys at Rose and Crown, and imported Italian pistachios at Caliendos.

Shiu-Kay, owner of SKK Lighting, one of the companies featured, said:

“It’s the first time that someone has promoted us. I think it’s a very good idea, it looks good. I have already noticed that more people are coming to the shop. It will be nice to see what the result will be after a few more weeks.

Matthew Stacey, managing director of project sponsor Matthew James Estate Agents, said:

“I love window vinyl! I was sure this project would help bring the community together in some way and that can only be positive, more than ever. I’m so thrilled to be a part of it. It’s already brought us closer to the local community, which is so important to us. Lots of people stop by to peruse and learn more about our business.”

Town Spot Presents are available in Kentish Town in mid-October. Why not use this card to tick off all 17 companies and finish with a coffee or a pint at your favourite?

See the full list of companies and interviews here:

@kentish.townspot | #TownSpotPresents | #LiveMoreLocal

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