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Street Knowledge

London scene Copyright Sogand Bahram

Street Knowledge is a set of four photo-video journeys recorded during 2006. Together they cover over 40 miles of London's diverse neighbourhoods and landmarks.

Through a vivid combination of photographs, video footage, voice-overs and ambient sound, Street Knowledge reveals the contrasting tempos and moods of Londoners.

The story-line for each journey, portrayed through cabbies' voice-overs, is based on the idea of 'appearances'. Appearances are the occasions when trainee taxi-drivers are tested by an examiner.

Streaming video in Windows Media format. Approx. 7 mins each. Please note that these videos are optimised for viewing over a broadband internet connection.

Apple Macintosh users will need Windows Media Player for Mac or the Flip4Mac Quicktime plug-in installed to be able to see these videos. Available as free downloads from Microsoft.

All videos are copyright © The British Library Board

Street Knowledge was made in partnership with WIZANN Knowledge School, a taxi-drivers' training centre based in Bow, east London.

The films were commissioned by the British Library and produced by Noorproductions. Each starts at a well-known landmark and finishes at the British Library in Euston Road, London NW1.

My London

Six well-known Londoners talk about what London means to them.

Streaming video in Windows Media format. Approx. 11 mins. Please note that these videos are optimised for viewing over a broadband internet connection.

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