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To accompany the discussion with Suresh Singh there are a selection of images to view in this short film courtesy of Spitalfields Life Books; the author; recipes by Jagir Kaur...

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June 2020
Newham Monitoring Project

To give context to East End Women’s Museum’s talk with activist Gulshun Rehman, Gulshun has selected this film to give a sense of Newham in the 1980s and our rich...

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31/10/2013

An exploration in Virtual Reality of the industrial history of the Lower Lea Valley and Olympic Park, and the impact this had on the environment and the conditions for those...

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June 2020

  A training resource developed for Heritage Month by UCL Special Collections Head of Outreach Vicky Price. This informative video has been made for people who are new to research...

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May 2020

A step-by step visual guide introducing you to home research into your family tree by author and historian Dr Kathleen Chater. From visiting your local archive to researching more obscure...

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Mani Kohli set up her first fashion store, Khubsoorat Collection in Plashet Grove, off Green Street in Newham in 1985 and later moved to her flagship store on 104 Green...

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PureJewels

Jayant Raniga comes from over nine generations of jewellery makers.  His Grandfather Bhanji Gokaldas and sons Ramnik, Dinesh and Harish established east London’s first Asian owned jewellery showroom and workshop...

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An exhibition, celebrating the rich history of Canning Town through folk dancing and girls’ school stories, researched by Dr Ju Gosling at Newham Archives and the English Folk Dance and...

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2011
Surge Cooperative Floating Island

‘The Bend in the River is my Home‘ is a series of creative events and workshops, bringing Surge Cooperatives unique vision to others, combining the artistic and the environmental worlds with...

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21 June 2020

The merging of two philanthropic organisations with a shared vision for east London communities. The Carpenters and Docklands Centre developed from Carpenters Institute, which was originally established in the 1920’s...

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May 2020
Mr Wan, Chan's restaurant

Peter Wan came to the UK in 1959 and worked in several Chinese restaurants, including the Chan’s Restaurant in Manor Park. In 1970 he took over the Chan’s Restaurant from...

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Bushra Nasir

Bushra Nasir became one of the UK’s first female Muslim Headteachers of a state secondary school in 1993 when she became head of Plashet School for Girls in Newham. Bushra...

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Iroko Theatre Company

Alex Oma-Pius tells us about IROKO Theatre Company which he set up in 1996 and how he found a home in Newham in 1997. Alex speaks about the talking drum...

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Comfort Okolo, Sickle cell

We talk to Comfort Okolo who worked at The Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Newham from when it was first formed in 1987. Comfort worked at the centre supporting...

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House Mill, Pattern Store

A series of three short films will take you to hidden parts of the House Mill, a Grade I-listed, eighteenth-century mill and the largest surviving tidal mill in the world....

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The importance of music in our lives seems even more important at the moment. In this film, members of Newham Superchoir have shared some of their memories of the influence...

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Colourful abstract drawing, yellow star and geometric meticulous pen and ink filling whole page

This film is an interview with Madge Gill’s second cousin, Betty Newman, who was born in Mitcham, Surrey in 1934. Her mother Betty (née Gatenby) often took her and her...

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23/04/2019
Colour photo of basket containing coloured petals, leaves and onion skin ingredients for art workshop

“If I had been a man I would have gone abroad & studied Botany, Himalayan rare flowers”    (Madge Gill) Contemporary artist Lola Lely has devised a bundle dyeing workshop...

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June 2020
Image of Matt Martin, poet researcher and walk leader from Birkbeck

Welcome to your virtual guided walk of Silvertown and Royal Docks by poet and researcher from Birkbeck, University of London, Matt Martin. You have three films of walks in the...

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June 2020
Singer Gouri Choudhury smiling and singing to camera

From our home to yours… An interactive music teaching video featuring a traditional Bengali song brought to you by Gouri Choudhury, a professional singer and music teacher who shares her...

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May 2020
Music teacher smiling at camera

From our home to yours… An interactive music teaching video featuring a traditional folk song from America, taught to you by a professional music teacher.  Including updated lyrics for the...

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Early 20th Century (America)
Music teacher singing at camera with hand extended

From our home to yours… An interactive music teaching video featuring a traditional Jamaican song brought by the teacher’s parents who were part of the Windrush Generation.  Taught to you...

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May 2020
Orly Orbach - Shpresa_dancer 2

Shpresa supports and advocates for the large Albanian community in Newham. For Newham Heritage Month, Shpresa explores the heritage items many Albanians bought with them to the UK to both...

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Orly Orbach -Shpresa_Cot

A selection of traditional Albanian lullabies passed down to younger generations.

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May 2020
Memories of post-war Newham

Harrington ‘Harry’ Cumberbatch MBE shares his memories of moving from Barbados to post-war Newham.

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Eva Headley

Eva was 11 when the war began. She shares her memories of the start of the Blitz in September 1940, being evacuated to Somerset, wartime rationing and the VE Day...

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Auberon Street VE Day party

Roy was a young boy living near the Docks when the Blitz started. He shares his memories air raids, Anderson shelters and VE Day street parties.

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