DOCK LANDS PEOPLE: Trinity Art Gallery

DOCK LANDS PEOPLE is a series of events centred around a photographic essay by Michele Turriani and produced and coordinated by Trinity Art Gallery. The photographs document the Royal Docks' architectural heritage and their intangible history, as found in the surviving original communities. These communities consist of people that worked at the docks and spent most of their lives in their immediate proximity.


We provide a suitable platform where the voices of docklands' diverse communities can be heard and their presence acknowledged and appreciated. This project in part is geared towards introducing a new community to their own history and an old community to today's history in the making.


Our aim is to encourage people of the docks to pause for a moment and consider the wealth and depth of heritage within the location where they live and work. We hope this project will promote greater appreciation for the Royal Docks' history and regeneration. We'd like to inspire the local community to consider their active involvement in shaping the future of the docks. 


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Royal Docks

The Royal Docks Team is a multi-disciplinary team that brings together officers from across the Greater London Authority, the London Borough of Newham and the London Economic Action Partnership.

Home to London’s only Enterprise Zone, the Royal Docks is one of the most significant regeneration projects in the UK. The team was established in 2017 to help deliver the cohesive transformation of the Royal Docks into a vibrant, mixed-use destination with culture and community at it's heart.

Working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders from local community groups to developers and local businesses, the team are delivering an ambitious £314 million investment programme over the next five years and beyond.


DOCK LANDS PEOPLE is supported by the Royal Docks Team.


Join the Docks

Join the Docks this autumn with a stellar programme of free activities and performances celebrating the unique people and places that make up the Royal Docks. From music and theatre to poetry and art, there is an exciting line-up of local as well as London based performers and artists to keep you entertained as the nights draw in - whatever your age. This year, Join the Docks has been re-imaged to enable audiences to participate safely. Many events will be streamed online, so wherever you are - you can Join the Docks and fully immerse yourself in all that the area has to o er. The Royal Docks is undergoing a huge programme of regeneration, so join us now for a fantastic autumn programme that evokes the area’s unique history, diversity, creativity and more.    


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