Lady Ray meets…

Kate Minns... is an architect, a creative thinker, a classy lady.

What’s important to you?
Encouraging generosity in all senses, and Thom, my little nipper, he is the king.
What do you love about the East End?
I like that it remains independent and hasn’t yet been swallowed up by big commercial companies. I enjoy the local independent shops, its art spaces and the area’s rich cultural diversity. I love that the East End
encourages free thinkers.

 

 

Louis Wigston

Louis Wigston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Wigston… is co-owner of the charming bike shop PARADISE CYCLES. He is a cyclist and a proud but modest Geordie. Louis is well known by the locals who pop in for a free tyre-pump, a chat, or a full bike restoration.
What’s important to you?
Honesty, accountability, transparency. Believing in what you do. That’s why I opened this shop; I believe in what I do.

What do you love about the East End?
I enjoy having the opportunity to ply my trade here in East London. This may not have been possible back home. Being in contact with the area’s diverse range of ethnicities, classes and cultures. Also, thee close proximity of old local establishments and new creative spaces.

Interview & portraits by Lady Ray
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