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New Activities & Events - February - March

February

Prime Time Event: Women at Watney - Voices from an East End market
Join us for a brief talk about the history of Watney Market, listen to some of the memories recorded in the market, share your own stories, and find out more about the Women at Watney history project and the East End Women's Museum.
Thursday 1 February, 10.30 - 11.30am

Children's Half Term Activites

Star Wars Robot [All Ages]
Help us build a Star Wars robot to defend the children’s library from the dark side!
Saturday 10 February, 3:00 - 4:30pm

Create your own Lightsaber [Ages 6+]
Take on the empire with your own lightsabre and may the force be with you!
Tuesday 13 February, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Create your own Star Wars Bookmark [Ages 6+]
Always losing your page? Then create this great Darth Vader bookmark to save your page.
Thursday 15 February, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Make your own Star Wars Mask [Ages 6+]
Become a storm trooper with your own fantastic mask!
Saturday 17 February, 3:00 - 4:30pm


Talk: Charlie Kiss reads from his memoir “A New Man”
Charlie Kiss reads from his recently published book, A New Man: lesbian/ protest/ mania/ trans man. Charlie lived for many years as a lesbian feminist and was also an activist at Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp in the 1980s which also involved imprisonment. Along with bi-polar disorder, it took time before Charlie decided that there was no turning back and that in order to be happy, to be himself, he had to transition to male. Followed by a Q&A.
Wednesday 28 February, 6:30pm

March

International Women’s History Month: Exhibition
Women from the East End in the Eighties

Local photographer and well known community volunteer Raju Vaidyanthan will show some of his vast collection of photos of East End Women from the 1980’s.
Thursday 1 March – Friday 30 March

International Women’s History Month: Author Event
Abortion Wars, the fight for reproductive rights by Judith Orr
Britain's 1967 Abortion Act is 50 years old. It brought about profound social change, but the struggle for abortion rights is far from over. In this hard-hitting timely new book Judith Orr, leading pro-choice campaigner, argues that its time women had the right to control their fertility without the practical, legal and ideological barriers they have faced for generations
Thursday 15 March, 7:00 - 8.30pm

East London Suffragettes
To celebrate international women's day 2018 Sarah Jackson talks about her book ‘East London Suffragettes’ in which she talks about an extraordinary time in East London’s history and a courageous and creative group of forgotten East End rebels
Thursday 22 March, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible
Host: Ceri Dingle
A screening of the film which charts the life, vital impact and work of Sylvia Pankhurst, the East End heroine, suffragette, internationalist and revolutionary. This documentary is packed with facts from primary sources, rare images from museums and archives, interviews with historians and compelling testimony from Sylvia’s son Richard Pankhurst and his wife Rita.
Monday 19 March, 6:30 - 7:30pm