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Postcards from Aldgate


Join us for Postcards from Aldgate and create your own postcard to bring festive cheer to a member of the community!

Post-box Details
: Post-box is in place from Tuesday 5th – Monday 18th December.
Location: St Botolph without Aldgate, Aldgate High St, London EC3N 1AB

Lunchtime Workshop Details
Date: Tuesday 12th December at 12-1pm & 1-2pm
Location: The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 8SS

As part of this year’s Aldgate in Winter Festival, we’re launching Postcards from Aldgate, a project that seeks to connect the local community through lovingly designed postcards and written messages, distributed to the residents of Aldgate.

How To Take Part

Creative Workshops

Join us in free creative workshops on Friday 8th December (festival day!) drop in between 12-5pm  and Tuesday 12th December lunchtime book in workshop and design your own postcard to send to a local resident. The sessions are delivered in collaboration with London Metropolitan University, by local artist and designer Mrs Blues, and will include a range of creative methods including stamping, painting, embroidery, collaging and drawing.

Once you’ve completed your postcard, London Metropolitan University photography students Ro and Albany will capture images of your designs and your finished postcard will then be collected at the end of the workshop and delivered to local residents in the community.

Book your space

In Your Own Time

Or you can pick up a blank postcard from St Botolph without Aldgate and follow the step-by-step guide below to take part!

  1. Collect blank postcard and take it home.
  2. Get Creative! Create a unique design for the front of your postcard.
  3. On the back, write a thoughtful well-wishing message for a local resident.
  4. Take a photo of your finished postcard (front & back).
  5.  Optionally we encourage you to take a photo of you with the finished postcard.
  6. Post/send your photos to us on Instagram, tagging @AldgateConnect and #AldgateInWinter, or you can email them to 
  7. Return the postcard to the post-box in St Botolph without Aldgate, where it will be picked up and dropped off with a local resident!

What happens next?

The photos of the Postcards from Aldgate will be exhibited through a projection from Toynbee Hall onto Mallon Gardens and will be live everyday from 8-14th January 2024 at 4:30-10:00pm.

Let’s have fun and spread some cheer this winter!

Aldgate in Winter Festival

Postcards from Aldgate is brought to you as part of this years Aldgate in Winter Festival, which is returning for its seventh edition! Join us on Friday 8th December in Aldgate Square for a jam-packed evening of music, dance, light, and celebration. Get involved in the festival fun and keep up to date on the latest activities through our Instagram and Twitter channels: @AldgateConnect #AldgateinWinter

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