Religious statues, disco balls and retro signs await at Walthamstow’s neon wonderland.
It’s no secret that London’s full of some pretty Instagrammable spots but not many can shout it from the rooftops at quite the same volume as God’s Own Junkyard. Because if there’s one gallery that proudly maintains the title for “most unique”, we’d hand it to Walthamstow’s quirky, colourful warehouse time and time again. We’ve spoken before (and before) about why you should visit this colourful extraordinaire but right now there’s an even better reason to head to north east London.
We’ve teamed up with Huawei UK and Fever UK to put on a one-night spectacular at London’s most colourful gallery. Taking place on December 18, you’ll get the chance to go behind the scenes at God’s Own Junkyard to learn everything there is to know about the history of the space – and how best to capture it on your phone.
Led by a Huawei photo expert, you’ll be taken on a journey through the warehouse to experience the Huawei P30 Pro and its photography capabilities in arguably the best setting ever. Wander around the psychedelic paradise of neon lights and vintage signs while using wide angle and low light features to perfectly capture the glittering lights and buzzing atmosphere. Huawei’s Leica Quad Camera System accommodates your photography to help see the world in its entirety and there’s no better place to put it to test than God’s Own Junkyard. This unmatched super camera system includes a SuperZoom Lens, a 40 MP Super Sensing Camera, a 20 MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, and a HUAWEI TOF Camera, giving you the freedom to capture your incredible moments surrounded by a stunning setting. Not only will you get the chance to play around with the phone during the masterclass, but you’ll also be entered into a competition with a chance to win a Huawei P30 Pro to take home! How’s that for an early Christmas present?
And that’s not all: even though you’ll have a phone in one hand, you’ll be holding a cocktail in the other. While you’re busy snapping, enjoy free cocktails, mulled wine and nibbles from the bar. In case there wasn’t enough of a sensory overload already, you’ll also be able to stroll through God’s Own Junkyard to the upbeat sounds of a Das Brass, a London-based Brass Band!
You’ll hear the story of Chris Bracey, the ‘Neon Man’ and late owner of God’s Own Junkyard from his son and current owner, Matthew. Listen to the history behind the space and hear the fascinating stories behind some of his most treasured pieces. You’ll walk away with a brand new insight into one of London’s most famed galleries and a heightened knowledge of exactly how to capture the lights on camera.
This article was sponsored by Huawei UK. Find out more about the God’s Own Junkyard photo experience and buy your tickets to come along here. The event takes place on 18 December from 7pm to 11pm.
Also published on Medium.