Nostalgia is Not Enough (Talk & Exhibition tour)

DATE: Tuesday 28th March 2017
TIME: 6.30pm for 7pm start
(registration and drinks before talk begins)

VENUE: Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design
Central House, London Metropolitan University

59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (MAP)
(Opposite Whitechapel gallery, outside Aldgate East tube station)

TICKETS: 5 online or at door / London Metropolitan students FREE with student card

Susan Andrews speaks about the East End Archive at the Cass and leads an exhibition tour of the Brady Collection from the Archive.

The East End Archive at the Cass is an online digital resource intended for artists, designers, academics and researchers from a cross-section of disciplines. For the purpose of creating this collection, the East End has been understood as both a geographic and conceptual space, interpreted as the perpetually shifting frontier within the urban sprawl of London that is part tangible and part imagined.

Exhibition: Nostalgia Is Not Enough (Runs 8-31 March, Open Mon-Fri 10am-8pm / Sat 12-5pm)
The Brady Boys' Club was the first Jewish boys' club in Great Britain. Founded in 1896 by philanthropists Lady Charlotte Rothschild, Mrs Arthur Franklin and Mrs N S Joseph, it originally provided underprivileged boys from the East End with recreational and educational opportunities as well as the chance to go on holiday to a summer camp. The Girls' Club was founded in 1921 by Miriam Moses and is the focus of the exhibition, Nostalgia is not Enough, during Women's history Month 2017. It represents a selection of images from a recently recovered collection of images from The Brady Club, now deposited in the East End Archive at The Cass. This exhibition is extracted from a recent donation to the East End Archive by Hannah Charlton, former editor of The Sunday Times.


About Susan Andrews
Susan is a Reader in Photography and Course Leader for MA Photography at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University and Project Director of the East End Photographic Archive. She has had many exhibitions of her work both in the UK and abroad. She is joint author of Archive: Imagining the East End and The Japanese House: Material Culture in the Modern Home.

The East End Archive research group has been collecting work from artists and photographers whose practice is concerned with the East End of London and its diaspora; the archive will hold only bodies of work in order to understand more fully the working methodology of the practitioners and to give context to the work. Audrey Linkman, who was instrumental in building the Documentary Photography Archive in Manchester, says she sees framed photographs in exhibitions as 'ripped out of the context that endows greater depth of meaning' and that "The body of work shows the photographer's working method, reveals omissions, reflects obsessions... It tells the story of the photographer's journey." See more at


This event is held in partnership with the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. Evening talk events are informal and social, and open to LIP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends! You'll leave the evening feeling inspired and with new perspectives - whether you're a photographer or not.