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Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery

Wednesday 18 April, 2018 - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Opening on the 18th April, this two-month long exhibition explores the importance of textiles and where they come from for our local area. Raw Materials: Textiles will examine the rich and little-known history of textiles along the Nunnery Gallery’s local River Lea Valley. Made possible with the kind support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the exhibition traces the Lea’s textile history from the 17th Century to the present day, including silk, calico and jute and the invention of dye colors.…

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Tuesday 29 May, 2018

The Women’s Hall Exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Tuesday 29 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday 20 October, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Rd
London, E1 4DQ United Kingdom
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A gathering for a cut price dinner at the East End women's Hall.

This exhibition will recreate the interior of the original Women’s Hall at 400 Old Ford Road in Bow, the headquarters of the East London Federation of Suffragettes from 1914 to 1924. The Women's Hall was also home to suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst and her friend and photographer Norah Smyth. Run largely by and for local working class women, the Hall was at the heart of the community’s response to sudden unemployment and rising food prices caused by the outbreak of the…

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Monday 18 June, 2018

Humans of the Hospice book launch at St Joseph’s

Monday 18 June, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
staff and patients at st josephs house

Come and celebrate the launch of St Joseph’s Hospice new book, Humans of the Hospice, and exhibition of stories about their amazing volunteers. Humans of the Hospice has been made by a group of volunteers, and captures in stories and photographs a whole range of people in the hospice: patients, volunteers and staff. The project is based on the famous Humans of New York blog. The new book will celebrate their dedication to St Joseph’s, and people’s lives past and present.…

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Midsummer’s Eve Walk at Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Wednesday 20 June, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
tower hamlets cemetery at dusk

Enjoy the longest day of the year at the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park by joining their Midsummer's Eve walk. You’ll be exploring the amazing wildflowers in the park, including those with special associations with midsummer in European folklore, such as St John’s Work, Mugwort and Orpine. As the evening progresses at the cemetery, butterflies are replaced by moths and bats, night flowers open and the dusk falls. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is the most urban woodland in London. Closed to…

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Supper club debating at the Tentacle Room

Saturday 23 June, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tentacle Room supper club

Tentacle Room is bending the rules of fine dining supper clubs. On 23 June it will host a four-course meal, cocktails, wine and a side of debating. The fine dining supper club will have a maximum of eight guests, split into pairs and assigned a random topic. Guests will then get a minute to lay out their case alongside drinks and a seasonal, no-expense spared dinner. As more wine is poured and more plates arrive, the topics will get more…

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Indigo dyeing workshop at Bow Arts

Sunday 24 June, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
indigo dyeing

As part of the Raw Materials: Textiles series, join resident artist Sarah Desmarais for an indigo dyeing workshop. In the session you will print patterns on silk, cotton and linen, getting the chance to explore a fabric-painting method that is hundreds of years old and that has been sed across the world. Participants will hand-cut paper stencils and use a flour-paste resist to print designs onto fabric, which will then be dyed. When the resist is dry, you’ll dye the…

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The Great Get Together Picnic in Weavers Fields

Sunday 24 June, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Bethnal Green picnic

Come along to the Great Get Together picnic, Bethnal Green, in honour of MP Jo Cox. The event aims to bring our diverse community together to celebrate our unity over food and music. There will be music from local singers, including young people from A Team Arts. Local community groups are organising the event through the Communities Driving Change Project. The theme for the day is red gingham, but the Bethnal Green party will also be themed around Suffragettes, so…

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Craft Central summer market and workshops at The Forge

Saturday 30 June, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Sunday 1 July, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Workshop at Craft Central

Join Craft Central for their weekend summer market at The Forge, where they will bring together more than 40 craftspeople to sell their handmade products. The stalls will include home accessories, fashion and jewellery, ceramics, stationary and prints, among others. This is a great chance to meet and shop directly with the designers and makers. There will also be a whole range of workshops on over the weekend, and a lovely pop-up cafe for refreshments. In the main exhibition hall,…

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Summer Fair at Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Saturday 30 June, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
stalls at tower hamlets cemetery summer fair

Come down to Tower Hamlets Cemetery for their annual summer fair, filled with food, live music and child-friendly workshops. On Saturday 20 June, Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are hosting face painters, woodland crafts workshops, guided walks and craft stalls. There will also be heritage displays, penny farthings, food stalls, and live music and dance. It will be a great day out for parents, friends and children. The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is an award-winning local charity…

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Matchwomen’s festival at Bow Arts

Saturday 30 June, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sylvia Pankhurst rallying the troups at her first head quarters on Bow Road

Come and celebrate 130 years since the 1888 strike at Bow Arts’ Matchwomen’s festival. Bow Arts will host a whole day of talks, bands and activities. The festival will take place in the courtyard of Bow Arts, just a stone's throw from the matchfactory, right where the strike began. This is the Bow Road the matchwomen knew, and promenaded, dressed to kill and arm in arm, on their days off. Here they began the strike which led to an unprecedented,…

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