Essex Road 5: Take a walk on the arty side

Image: I had the Dream of a Perfect World, © Dmitri Galitzine, 2018, HD video still

Image: I had the Dream of a Perfect World, © Dmitri Galitzine, 2018, HD video still

Self-imposed abstemiousness and a shortage of funds often make January a tough month to fill with activities. Tintype gallery on Essex Road has risen to the rescue with a series of artist-led walks.

Linked to its Essex Road 5 film programme, these free public events are a great way to discover new things in familiar places.

The first walk, starting at 11.30am on Saturday 12 January, involves ‘walking conversations’ between long-term locals and Essex Road 5 artists connecting two experiences of the same place.

At 2.00pm the same day, you can also join a walk between the three Carnegie-funded libraries in Islington – Central Library, West Library, and South Library – with artist Nicole Vinokur, whose film is part of Essex Road 5, and Teresa Grimes, director of Tintype.

Then a week later at 3.00pm on Saturday 19 January, Anna Hart of Air Studio will lead a silent walk from Tintype gallery. Anna Hart has a long-term habit of taking people for a walk, often in silence, to prompt paying attention to the everyday.

Also at 3.00pm on Saturday the 19th, you can join a tour and walk around the environs of the art deco ex-Carlton Cinema on Essex Road with artist Michelle William Gamaker. Michelle shot her film for Essex Road 5 entirely in the building.

For full details of times and meeting places can be found at Tintype.

Please note all events are free but you need to email to book places.


107 Essex Road
N1 2SL
020 7354 4360