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New Activities & Events - January - March


Quit Right
Monday 14 January, 10:00 - 11:00am
Part of Health Week, If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.  Come and talk to Quit Right (NHS Tower Hamlets) and find a solution that works for you.

Are You Start-up Ready?
Monday 28 January, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Part of Employability and Small Business Week. Delivered in partnership with Tower Hamlets Enterprise Team. Thinking of starting a business? Find out how to access free tailored training to develop and launch your business, including creating a business plan, marketing techniques and advice on funding.


Understanding Your Child’s Online World
Thursday 7 February, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Part of Get Online Week. A series of workshops highlighting positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community.

  • These practical information session which will cover
  • Tips on the safe use of mobile devices
  • Raising awareness of technology and child development
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Social networking

Film showing: Before Stonewall [Ages 15+]
Thursday 7 February, 6.30 - 8:30pm
New York City's Stonewall Inn is regarded by many as the site of gay and lesbian liberation since it was at this bar that drag queens fought back against police June 27-28, 1969. This Emmy award winning documentary uses extensive archival film, movie clips and personal recollections to construct an audio-visual history of the gay community before the Stonewall riots.

Chinese New Year Decorative Flags [Ages 5+]
Saturday 16 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Have fun making Chinese New Year flags!

Lantern Making [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 19 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Make a bright Chinese decorative lantern

Dragon Making Fun [Ages 5+]
Thursday 21 February, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Try making a small fun Dragon for your Chinese New Year celebration!

Chinese Fortune Cookies and Good Luck Ornaments [Ages 5+]
Saturday 23 February 2:30-4:00pm
Have fun creating fun ornaments with Chinese fortune cookies.


Exhibition: Stargazing - Women Observe the Universe
Throughout March
Local artist, Jane Roberts, has combined her current interest in astronomical imagery with an invitation to show her work in Women's History Month. She has created a large scale piece re-interpreting scientific photographs of Nebula - the birth place of stars - to celebrate Women Astronomers over last 1500 years.

Julie Begum: Indian Suffragettes
Thursday 7 March, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Although popular Suffragette legend might have you believing only white women were entrenched in the cause for women’s suffrage in Britain, there were a number of Indian suffragettes and suffragists who took part. Most notably, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, daughter of the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and goddaughter of Queen Victoria, helped lead marches and played up her perceived ‘exoticness’ in order to bring much-needed attention to the movement. For this International Women’s day event, we will shed light on some of hercontributions, as well as that of the other wealthy Indian women fighting for suffrage in the 1900s to 1910s.

Have women achieved equality in the workplace?
Thursday 21 March, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Join Angelina Leatherbarrow Idea Store Business Development Manager and Chair of Romford Constituency Labour Party, and Hasina Zaman who became one of the first young women of Bangladeshi heritage to work for Tower Hamlets Council as a youth and community worker, sports leader and later on as a welfare advisor in the early 1980’s. They will be celebrating Women’s achievements, exploring how far gender roles have changed over the last 40 years and the impact the Women’s Lives Matters campaign has had on equality.