Conversations in Lower Marsh
Lambeth Treasure Exhibition
2013 Festival of Neighbourhood at the Southbank Centre
Interviewer, Gemma Drake spoke to the shopkeepers about their relationship with the street, what it is like as a location to do business in and the people they interact with day to day in Lower Marsh. The interviews offer an insight into a tight-knit community with strong friendships, family connections and support for each other during times of change. These stories accompanied shop portraits in the exhibition taken by Briony Campbell.
Zero Degrees of Separation: Conversation with Kelly Newton from Hope Floats London
Kelly runs the flower stall on Lower Marsh market and is a proud owner of an original Tappy barrow with ‘J. Tappy’s Lambeth Walk’ inscription. Her customers say she is the eyes and ears of Lower Marsh as many people know her and she knows their favourite bunches. Trading next to Dave’s fruit and veg stall the pair operate a ‘double act’ helping each other out, an understanding shared by the trading community down the street.
Interviews, research & audio edit: Gemma Drake
Photographs: Briony Campbell
Exhibition curators: The Building Exploratory and Southbank Centre
Audio-visual production: Polimekanos