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eastside news

Revisiting 'Black angels of the empire'

We are revisiting 'Black Angels of the Empire' for the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush landing at Tilbury Docks and 70 Years of the NHS. 

The book, published 18 years ago, celebrated the contribution made to nursing by Caribbean women of the Windrush generation. The materials 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:

our Women's History website now online

New trainee, Megan, designed a fantastic new site containing three of our projects focusing on women's histories:

  • Appliance of Science: Women and the impact of domestic technology;
  • We're Not Finished: Protest movements led by women;
  • Women in Football: With a focus on the game during WWI.

Click here to explore our galleries, oral histories, podcasts and exhibitions.

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.

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 


 Badge-Making Workshop

Thursday 31st May, North Woolwich Ferry Festival

Suffragette Sash-Making Workshop

Thursday 14th June, 3:00-4:30 pm at Greatfield School, Barking.

Eastside has turned 20!

Watch our video celebrating 20 Years Of Eastside. 

Photos of our 20 Year Anniversary at the House of Commons, featuring

Lyn Brown MP, Eastside's newly appointed patron.

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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