Steps Ahead

For their Windows commission All Change worked with local resident Dermot Kavanagh to explore the life of Archway-born 1970s footballer and soulboy Laurie Cunningham. Born at the Whittington Hospital in 1956, he played for the Highgate Woods School, Highgate North Hill, Leyton Orient, West Bromwich Albion, Real Madrid and England. All Change brought together a photographer, a music producer, football coaches from Arsenal in the Community, and a group of local young men. Together they explored identity and aspiration, curated an exhibition of images, artifacts and anecdotes, and programmed a series of events to bring together those who knew Laurie and those who sought to hear more about him in the place where his story began.