By the People: 150 Lifetimes

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust | 2023

A programme of community events and projects celebrating the 150th anniversary of London’s Alexandra Palace will culminate with the unveiling of a major new exhibition, By the People: 150 Lifetimes, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This commemorative project will encourage collective discussions about peoples’ connections to Alexandra Palace, past and present; focussing on topics such as heritage, identity and place.

A giant photo mosaic will be created and displayed in the Palace’s East Court. Here’s how you can get involved:

Your Images!


If you love Ally Pally, visit regularly or have attended events here – send us your selfie!


Do you enjoy the Park? Send us pictures of you in your favourite spot!


Send us images of loved ones for whom Ally Pally holds a special memory.


Maybe you once worked here? Let us know!


Did you grow up around here? Was skating on our ice rink or attending fireworks part of your childhood? We want to hear from you.


Upload your photos and stories of a special time at Alexandra Palace.

Whatever your connection to the Palace, make sure you’re in the frame!

  • Do not upload more than two selfies of yourself.
  • Do not upload images of under 18’s without the written consent of the guardian/parent.
  • Do not repeat images or uploads. We have received them.
  • Do not upload images under 1MB or they may not be included.
  • By submitting you agree that your photo will be nominated for inclusion in both a physical and virtual photo mosaic and appear in the online gallery.
  • Your submission may be selected to be used in marketing and social media to promote the project. If you wish to be mentioned please add your tag in the story box.
  • You keep the rights to your photo but you give us a license to use them for this project.
  • You can withdraw your submission in the approval email ‘Withdraw your photo’ at any time before the campaign ends, however it is not possible to remove your submission after this date.

Submissions Gallery

150 Lifetimes

There are many other ways to get involved with the project and the 150th-anniversary programme at Ally Pally, including volunteering. Our volunteers enjoy coming together, learning new skills and having fun with opportunities to curate exhibitions, conserve our archive, deliver workshops, lead tours, steward events and more.  To find out more, contact

Support Us

Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of all. Find out more how you can support.

Discover more about
150 years of Alexandra Park and Palace



Visitors each year

Photo Mosaic

Alexandra Palace was opened in 1873, having been designed as the ‘Palace of the People’, with the intended purpose to provide entertainment and recreation for the masses. Today the Park and Palace are run by a charity – the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust – which continues this mission by hosting a programme of live music, sport, theatre, comedy, exhibitions and creative learning opportunities for the local community, as well as continuing to care for and restore the listed Palace and 196 acres of award-winning parkland.

By the People is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and made possible by money raised by National Lottery players.

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust is a registered charity no. 281991