Our online outreach programme expanded to continue to meet the needs of reaching the local community and beyond during lockdown.
Our Bangladesh 50 Years exhibition events programme started in March 2021. We held 10 online events featuring notable Bengali speakers, academics, and teachers, which attracted over 350 participants
We started online public screenings of films with connections to the borough’s history, including La Boheme to Gardiners: The Sights and Sounds of the Jewish East End for Holocaust Memorial Day, and The Life and Times of Miriam Moses for Women’s History Month.
included LGBTQ+ History Month Talk: The Queer East End: introducing our collections, Black presence in the East End
We launched our quarterly podcast, East End History in an Object
We continued to publish our newsletter, keeping the public informed of lockdown activities, online events and reopenings. Explore the newsletter and sign-up.
We have our collections and downloadable subject and classification guides.
This is offered for local organisations. The charity Play Association Tower Hamlets (PATH) unfortunately had to close during the pandemic. They deposited their records with us so their legacy can be preserved.
East End History Club
Our long-running bi-monthly workshop moved online, featuring subjects that proved popular, including:
- The Matchgirls Strike: The Perspective of Sarah Chapman, a Local Girl
- East End Housing Estates
- Protest in the East End
- An introduction to LGBTQ+ Archives in partnership with ELOP