“My name is Cecil and I was born in Guyana in 1938. I went to public school for a little while, then went on to do photography. I was working in a studio doing printing and developing but got tired of doing the same job so I left and went to work in a saw mill.
I wanted adventure so I saved up my money to make a trip to London. I arrived in the UK in 1958 as a stowaway on a ship - I was caught by the crew and had to work my way polishing the ships whistle. I was in Liverpool before making my way to London where I became a tailor with Greenbaum & Son.
In 2000 I was hit down at a zebra crossing. This is how I came to know Headway East London and I was introduced to art."
Cecil Waldron is an artist at Submit to Love Studios in Hackney - home to a collective of artists, all of whom have survived brain injuries. Based at Headway East London, the studio has developed a unique set of practices and collaborative working methods.
See Cecil's work at our free Thursday Late event
in collaboration with Submit to Love Studios on 7 March. Everyone is welcome to join us for three spaces of artwork, an informal artist Q&A, exhibition tour and drinks. Free entry, and our venue is accessible.
This event is part of our programme exploring disability, neurodiversity and rights – relating to creative practice.