We are a heritage and arts organisation dedicated to recording, documenting
and preserving powerful stories in your community.
We use the creative arts and digital story telling to engage communities
in oral history and heritage activities.
Musical memories: new reminiscence sessions in Havering!
We are heading to Havering this month and next to run some of our 'Tea, Music, and Dance' reminiscence sessions. We would love you to join us, and share your stories about leisure in the borough. We are going to be listening to some of your favourite songs from the '50s to the 70's, and hopefully bringing back lots of wonderful memories. Please check out 'Events' section for further details. See you there!
The new Women's History website is now online!
Our recently appointed trainee, Megan, has designed a fantastic new site containing three of our projects focusing on women's histories: the ongoing 'Appliance of Science'; 'We're Not Finished', which documents protest movements led by women; and 'Women in Football', which records the development of women's football with a focus on the game during the First World War.
Please visit the site here, and take a look at our galleries, oral history clips, podcasts, and our exhibitions!
Our work with the East End Women's Museum has begun!
Press release extract (24/01/18)
“For far too long female voices have been overlooked. Women’s stories may be very different to men’s, and it’s not just about what is told but how. A history of local women, their struggles, their rights and their victories is a history of Barking and Dagenham." Judith Garfield MBE, Executive Director at Eastside
We are also delighted to be working on the following new projects:
Appliance of Science exhibition now available to borrow for free!
Appliance of Science tells the story of women in the home in Barking and Dagenham and East London and of the impact of domestic technology. This exhibition is now available to borrow free of charge (6 pop up banners).
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Musical reminiscence sessions in Havering
Funded by the City Bridge Trust
Changing Minds Project: Mental health and Wellbeing
Changing Minds film screening, Poetry and Badge Making event:
'Badges and Banners to change hearts and minds'
Suffragette Sashes and Posters: Art Workshops
Funded by the Women's Vote Centenary
Poster Making Workshops