Community history projects put women in the picture

We're not finished! Slogan and photograph of women protesting The East End Women's Museum project had a brief hiatus before Christmas for house-moving and business-starting. Since then we've been doing some research into governance structures and possible funding sources, and we've got some ideas we're really excited to share with you soon. Watch this space!

In the meantime we're incredibly proud to share these fantastic community history projects we're involved in:

We're Not Finished! Campaigning for women's rights since 1883

East End women have changed the world. From the match women of Bow to the Ford factory machinists of Dagenham, the women of East London have fought for their rights, their beliefs, their families and their communities.

We're working in partnership with local charity Eastside Community Heritage to organise a series of school and community workshops and an exhibition about the East End's inspiring women activists.

  • Please help us tell their story by contributing to the project crowdfunder. If we hit our target of £800 the full cost of the workshops will be covered! We've just passed the £500 mark and have one week left to raise the rest. Please donate today!
  • Have you (or has someone you know) been involved in a local campaign or a protest? ECH are looking for people to interview. Please contact kirsty@ech.org.uk to help make history!

St George's-in-the-East vigil and women's history exhibition

In November we worked with a great team of volunteers to organise a vigil for International End Violence Against Women Day, commemorating the women who were killed in the 1888 Whitechapel Murders. The vigil was followed by a moving service at St George's-in-the-East, just off Cable Street.

We're also working with the team on a women's history exhibition which will go on display in the church from May, and a series of events in March. It's not too late to get involved! Email womensmuseum@stgeorgesintheeast.org if you'd like to volunteer. Find out more.

In Her Footsteps: Walking tour web app and exhibition

We were chuffed to join the steering group of the In Her Footsteps project led by Share UK, working with volunteers to develop a walking tour app exploring the history of women-led activism in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The app will be developed over the next few months, launching with an exhibition and some great events in the summer. Sign up to the project's email list for updates, or contribute your story!

If you're planning or working on a community history project about women in East London we'd love to hear about it and help if we can. Please get in touch!