10 Oct - 19 Nov 2023

Mentivity Exhibition on Lower Stable Street

Through Their Eyes is an exhibition that showcases images by two talented 9-year-old photographers, Olami and Salifu, taken at their primary school in Southwark.

The mentoring organisation, Mentivity, wanted to capture the essence of the work they do with young people. So they went straight to the source and asked the duo to be a part of this artistic showcase. The work is on display in the lightboxes along Lower Stable Street. It is FREE and open to the public all day.

Olami and Salifu

Having worked with Olami and Salifu for some time, and having seen their passion for technology, Mentivity thought they would be the perfect candidates to execute the vision for the exhibition. The duo accepted the invitation without a moment’s thought; this enthusiasm is infectious and comes across in the images.

To help sculpt the series of photos, Olami and Salifu were asked “what are some of the words you would use to describe how Mentivity works, what it stands for, and what it does?”. They responded with a list of values and ideas that have been captured in the photographs you see on the Lower Stable Street Lightboxes:

Community | Respect | Excellence | Core Values | Compassion | Better Decisions | Learning | Fun | Responsibility | Light In A Dark Room | Perseverance

All images are captured by Olami & Salifu, with the careful guidance of Lawrie Wilson.

Mentivity Through Their Eyes Exhibition, Lower Stable Street
Mentivity Photo Exhibition, Lower Stable Street, King's Cross


Mentivity is an inspirational mentoring organisation and alternative educational provision that aims to provide aspirational support for young people, schools and parents through 1:1 mentoring and group conversation based learning.

Since the conception of the Mentivity organisation in 2016, Surrey Square Primary School in Southwark has been an integral part of the operation and with Mentivity: Through Their Eyes they now become a partner on this special artistic showcase.

About Kiosk and the Lower Stable Street gallery space

Over the last four years more than 20 exhibitions have been displayed at this new outdoor gallery. Ten light boxes run the length of Lower Stable Street, located between art school, Central St Martins and Coal Drops Yard.

All the exhibitions are programmed by Kiosk N1C, an event space on Lower Stable Street. Kiosk N1C has curated all shops, events and exhibitions on Lower Stable Street since Coal Drops Yard opened in 2018, with a mission to support new businesses and provide an environment in which they can thrive and grow. The ambition is to be the most interesting little street in London.

Mentivity Photo Exhibition, Lower Stable Street, King's Cross
Mentivity Photo Exhibition, Lower Stable Street, King's Cross
Mentivity Photo Exhibition, Lower Stable Street, King's Cross

Lower Stable St
London N1C 4DQ

10th Oct 2023 - 19th Nov 2023