Dedicated to recording and preserving powerful stories, we use the creative arts and

digital storytelling to engage communities in oral history and heritage activities. 

eastside news

Clays Lane oral history Project

We would love to interview anyone who has a story or memory of the Clays Lane estate, especially ex-residents, so we can shine a light on the history of housing co-operatives and redevelopment in Stratford! Please contact

Revisiting 'Black angels of the empire'

For the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush and the 70 Years of the NHS, materials from the book, published 18 years ago, will become part of a travelling exhibition, packed full of oral histories and photographs 

Black History Month 2018

To nominate women in Barking and Dagenham to feature in next year's Black History Month exhibition, call us or send us your completed form:

Working for Equality in partnership with THE East End Women’s Museum

The first of its kind East End Women's Museum will open in Barking in 2019!

Helen Pankhurst at our launch with the East End Women's Museum
Helen Pankhurst at our launch with the East End Women's Museum

Watch our Chief Exec, Judith, talk about it here on London Live.



Eastside has turned 20!

Watch our video celebrating 20 Years Of Eastside. 

The event at the House of Commons, with Lyn Brown MP, our new patron.

"A fantastic event. It cannot be underestimated the value individuals (especially those who are on the margin, disenfranchised or overlooked) place on having their voices and stories heard, understood and recorded for the present and future generations" Hani Ahmad, Grants Manager, British Museum. 

changing minds in partnership with Redbridge Rainbow community

Our project recording the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community on mental health and wellbeing is now completed. Visit the website and watch the film.

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