The Aldgate Partnership

‘Meet the Makers’ – Maker Jenny McKenzie!

We are pleased to be a part of the Bunting Collective project and we love showcasing the amazing makers involved! Our next maker is – Jenny McKenzie!

The Bunting Collective is a community project aimed at bringing vibrancy and colour to the Petticoat Lane Market by hanging community made bunting, using the materials and fabrics from the local fabric shops in the market.

The Aldgate Connect BID, City of London Corporation, and the Borough of Tower Hamlets are proud to present a ‘Meet the Maker’ series. The series is showcasing the makers of the bunting, who are all members of the community with a passion and love for the area!

Meet the second maker of this series, Jenny McKenzie!
See what Jenny had to say about the project below:

My name is Jenny McKenzie and I’m a local Arts Facilitator working in schools, museums and in the community. I’ve worked on several community projects in Aldgate and the surrounding area, including other bunting projects. I also enjoy making my own natural soaps and bath products.

The pandemic has definitely impacted on my day-to-day work. At first, all of the work stopped. I would usually have lots of face-to-face workshops but I have had to think of new ways to engage with my groups.

I’ve really enjoyed being part of the Bunting Collective. It was fascinating learning about the stories behind the fabrics that we used. I’m so looking forward to seeing the bunting up on Petticoat Lane, as I think it will be a lovely way to mark the relaunch of the market.

For me, three words that sum up Aldgate are: vibrant, diverse, community.