CityLife: Stories

Linked below are the biographical elements of CityLife, the second phase of the project in 2016. They are written by our writers in conversation with the community members. They tell stories of the ever-changing East End of London. Scroll down further for the writers own autobiographical pieces, which they’ve so generously and bravely shared with us.

Hope, for John Roden

Smile, for Pam Moore

The Best of Both Worlds, for Gowhar Shaikh

Coffey of Cork, for Chris Coffey

The Death March, for Ken Hay

The below pieces are the autobiographical elements of CityLife; written by our writers about their own lives. Thank you to all writers for taking part in this project.

Trans: Former, by Samuel Hardy

Songs for Samuel, by Suzanne Wilson

Butterfly Effect, by Nicola Peard

A Miner for a Heart of Gold, by Jack Pascoe

Pothole, by Fran Brown

Jambo, by Stevie Kilgour