Women activists of East London
We are currently developing a walking tour app, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund that explores the history of women-led activism in the East London boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. It will focus on the themes of gender violence, the labour movement, racism and environment and peace movements.
Project due for completion July 2016
From Poland to Walthamstow: a story of migration
Exploring Polish migration to Walthamstow, from the mid to late 1800s to the present day. Working alongside local volunteers we collected memories and handed-down stories to upload on a specially designed website. The project culminated in an exhibition featuring photos, films and more. From Poland to Walthamstow is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Hackjam.it: Coding for kids
Hackjam.it, pilot took place in May 2013 and since then we have worked with a number of schools to inspire young people to learn to code. We have recently received funding from Awards for All to run pop-ups events, enabling young people to work collaboratively to make games, animations and other creative projects.
Greenpeace Waltham Forest: An Arctic Adventure
As part of the Words Over Waltham Forest literary festival we worked with Greenpeace to launch a collaborative creative writing project. Members of the local community were invited to help us write an adventure story with an Arctic theme. The aim of the project was to encourage people, young and old, to try their hand at creative writing. At the same time they were able to learn about the real life dangers faced by one of earth’s most fragile eco-systems.
London 2012: Artists Taking Part
Commissioned by Waltham Forest Council, Artists Taking Part was a community arts project held as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. We were commissioned to document and share the stories of the artists through film and photography. Artists Taking Part was the project that gave birth to Share UK.
The Limes: getting young disabled people online
The Limes is a charity in East London working with disabled children and young people. We’re helped relaunch their website, and provided training to staff. The new website includes a blog where the young people can express their thoughts and feelings, which we helped train them to use.