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Cecil Waldron - Submit to Love Studios artist

POSTED: 28 February 2019

Cecil's work will be on display at our March #ThursdayLate

“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. 


Thursday Late: Submit to Love Showcase

7 March 2019 6-9pm


Submit to Love Studios at Headway East London


View more of Cecil Waldron's work


EXPLORERS project, delivered by Project Art Works, a three-year programme of art and conversation working with 12 national art organisations. The EXPLORERS programme is informed and led by neurodiverse communities, placing them at the heart of social, civic and cultural activity. Based in Hastings, Project Art Works is the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council Englane
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