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South Tower Social at the Old Mayfair Carpet Gallery

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South Tower Social is the launch exhibition at the Old Mayfair Carpet Gallery on the corner of Borough High Street and Trinity Street.

South Tower Social at the Old Mayfair Carpet Gallery

The pop-up gallery in the shop which was known for its perpetual closing-down sale has been founded by Goldsmiths' graduates Chris Land, Eden Mitsenmacher and Patrick Staff.

They have chosen a range of artists, filmmakers and curators who live or work locally. A programme of free weekly events, performances and lectures is aimed at bringing attention to the gallery.

The first exhibition, which includes video, film and painting, touches on the local area. Chris Land is responsible for showing two Thirties' aerial photographs of SE1 marked with the locations of V1 and V2 attacks during 1944-5 and a tiny model of HMS Belfast.

The gallery is minimilist at present but this may make the space suitable for the events as there are plans to welcome Coin Street Heritage project family workshops in February and a night of stories from 'mysterious Southwark' staged by the South East London Folklore Society in March.

The project is supported by Better Bankside, Southwark Council and Film and Video Umbrella.

The current building is due to be replaced by One Trinity Street which will include five new homes in a "boutique new development" "offering stylish lateral living".

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