Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough



Well Street

My name is Tyrell. I have lived in Hackney all my life and I have seen a lot of changes that are positive as well as negative. When I’ve met people that don’t live in Hackney I get a sense from them that they’ve got a negative vibe, but being born and bred in Hackney I know it’s not all bad, so I’d like to challenge that. I’ve been working with Immediate Theatre for four years, participating in drama workshops and playing different roles, and I’ve really enjoyed bringing drama into reality. I am an aspiring actor and a mentor at my school.

The Open University Economic and Social Research Council