Who’s your Tower Hamlets hero?
Tell us for the new Portrait Project

Richard Wilson’s portrait of Will Smith in West Philadelphia, PA, USA

Richard Wilson’s portrait of Will Smith in West Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Portrait Project will launch in Tower Hamlets, London, in Summer 2019. Paint the Change is working with the Linc Centre, near Devons Road in Bow, and we want your help because this is all about you and your community. Tower Hamlets is full of amazing people who don’t get the attention they deserve.

We want you to tell us about these amazing people. Help us celebrate the locals who give their time to serve others – whether it’s running the Linc and Spotlight centres or making sure older or vulnerable people get the care they need; you may have a teacher who’s changed your life; or maybe it’s a local kid who made it big in music, sport or business who’s stayed connected to the community. And it could be someone we’ve never heard of doing things we haven’t imagined – it’s up to you.

Send us your nominations for these local heroes – their names and their stories.

Paint the Change will then work with an incredible street artist, Richard Wilson, who’s produced murals all over the world. Together we’ll paint four portraits of the most popular nominees on the Linc Centre walls – so that everyone can know their names and celebrate their efforts.

Send your nominations to @paintthechangeglobal or email us at be@paintthechange.org.