’40 degree stories’ photography exhibition

Islington Climate Centre, First Floor (next to Wagamama), Angel Central, Islington, London, N1 0PS
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About this Event

This is a free exhibition of Shade the UK’s ‘40 degree stories’ project, curated in partnership with the Islington Climate Centre.  Photographic portraits of Islington residents who have shared their personal experiences of the heatwave of summer 2022 with us will be on display alongside their stories.

You are welcome to visit the Islington Climate Centre to view this exhibition anytime between 10am-6pm on Tuesday 25 June, Wednesday 26 June and Thursday 27 June.

The scorching summer of 2022 will forever be etched in the memories of Londoners. From 16 to 19 July, an unprecedented heatwave swept across the nation and the city, leaving a trail of records broken and communities tested. As the heat soared to a historic 40.3°C, we bore witness to the immense challenges faced by vulnerable groups of people, the strains on essential services, and the untold stories of resilience and struggle. Over the last couple of years Shade the UK has collected personal stories about how different people experienced this momentous heatwave, shedding light on the impact it had on vulnerable groups.

Shade the UK is an Islington based community interest company (CIC). They work collaboratively to adapt the built environment and public spaces to protect vulnerable people against a changing climate.

The Islington Climate Centre is a local community hub and education centre run by volunteers . It enables community resilience and adaptation for a sustainable future.