We're Not Finished!

Women in Protest

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This exhibition looks at the history of East End women campaigning for their working rights, then and now, taking in the struggle for suffrage, as well as trade union representation, and protests against austerity.

Number of interviews: 9 (11 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Family and Schools workshops; Website.

Heritage Lottery Funded.

London Against Racism

Anti-Racist Campaigns across London

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From battling the National Front to dealing with police harassment, we interviewed activists

who helped to build the capital’s rich heritage of social justice.

Number of interviews: 18.

Resources: History Talk; Educational materials; 40 hours audio recordings;  3 Videos; Website.

Eastside Community Heritage Funded.

30 Years of Living with HIV

The 'Don't Die of Ignorance' Campaign

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An oral history project  looking at the impact of the Conservative Government's HIV prevention campaign in the 1980’s by all those involved, including those who were not expected to survive.

Number of interviews: 21 (45 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Documentary film; Educational materials; Website. 

In partnership with Positive East - Heritage Lottery Funded.

Voices of Leytonstonia

The M11 Link Road Campaign

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Explore the history of the No M11 Link Road Campaign of the early 1990s. The protests turned a quiet area of east London into a thriving hub of resistance against the construction of the motorway.

Number of interviews: 22 (52 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Documentary film; Website.

In partnership with Newham Woodcraft Folk - Heritage Lottery Funded.

Working with Disability

Stories from the Remploy factory in Barking

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Some disability charities have approved factory closures in favour of mainstream employment. However workers from the Remploy factory workers tell us a different story. 

Number of interviews: 6 (10 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition.

 ECH funded.

Saving the Queens

The Campaign to save the Queen's Market in Newham

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An oral history project documenting the campaign against the redevelopment proposed by Newham Council in 2004. The campaign met success in 2010 but continues today led by the community. 

Number of interviews: 22 (25 hours audio recordings).

Resources:  Exhibition; Digitised campaign materials; Pop up market museum. 

In partnership with Friends of Queen's Market - Heritage Lottery funded.

RAMFEL Refugee Refuesniks 

25 years of the Refugee And Migrant Forum East London

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Eastside collected oral histories from staff and service users for this project documenting 25 years of RAMFEL, an organisation standing up for the legal rights of refugees and migrants founded in 1992. 

Number of interviews: 7 + Vox pops (12 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Booklet; Website; Digitised campaign materials

In partnership with RAMFEL.

The Hungarian Revolution 

The 1956 Hungarian Uprising

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For this project, Eastside collected personal stories from the Hungarian Revolution against the government and soviet imposed policies. 

Number of interviews: 7  (16 hours audio recordings).

Resources: traditional Hungarian dancing event.

 ECH funded.

Being Civil In Redbridge 

Civil partnerships and the LGBT community in Redbridge

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Eastside collected oral histories with members of the LGBT community in Redbridge, looking at how legislation has changed over the years and documenting discrimination and past difficulties.

Number of interviews: 16 (28 hours audio recordings).

Resources: Exhibition; Documentary film; Educational materials; Website.

In partnership with Redbridge Rainbow Community. 

Road To Freedom

The local community documents the history of slavery

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Eastside worked with young people from East London to look at the history of slavery. The young people received training and assistance in film making and designed their own exhibition.

Resources: Exhibition; Youth led documentary film; Educational materials. 

Heritage Lottery funded.

Eastside Community Heritage, Parish Centre, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QP

Registered charity (1071668) and company limited by guarantee (3509623)


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