Phoenix Chief Executive Jim Ripley, Chair Anne McGurk and the Mayor of Lewisham Steve Bullock open the 10 years together exhibition in front of a crowd of 70

10 Years Together: exhibition opened at launch event

Updated: 17 November 2017 at 10:58am

Our exhibition recognising 10 years of Phoenix's resident led approach is now open to the community and the public following a launch event at The Green Man.

Residents, friends and partner organisations from the last decade joined to launch ‘10 Years Together’, which narrates the last 10 years through the stories of nine residents and a member of Phoenix's repairs team.

The exhibition was officially opened by Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock and will run at our community building, The Green Man, until 8 December 2017.

Phoenix resident Patricia Birch looking at her own picture at the exhibition

Resident and Phoenix Board member Peter Lewis, who appears in the exhibition, said: “I’m delighted, gobsmacked by what's happened. Who'd have thought residents could do what we're doing?”

In the exhibition, photographs of residents taken around south Lewisham, along with older pictures and artefacts, describe how Phoenix became London's first Community Gateway housing association and what has been achieved through our model of resident leadership .

Board Chair Anne McGurk said: “This is not the story of what Phoenix has done for residents, it’s the story of what Phoenix has done with residents.”

If you would like to view the exhibition, visit The Green Man on weekdays between 9am and 5pm. The exhibition will also be a feature of our annual Christmas Community Links event for Phoenix residents on 2 December.

You can now explore the exhibition online in a scrollable version containing the pictures and stories which were displayed at The Green Man.

Contact us with any questions or comments about the exhibition, or if you would like to learn more about getting involved with Phoenix.