Stages of Half Moon: Celebrating the rich heritage of Half Moon Theatre
Exhibition and events: 12 January - 3 April 2017
From its inception in 1972, Half Moon Theatre has played a key role in the development of the theatre sector and in its early years was responsible for radical, politically charged productions including Steven Berkoff's Sink the Belgrano and Frances de la Tour as a female Hamlet. Though the parent company closed in 1990, the young people's section continues to thrive in Limehouse as an independent charity and the UK's leading professional, small-scale young people's venue and touring company.
The First Woman Mayor of Bethnal Green
Saturday 18 March, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Delve into the archives at this fascinating talk about the life and career of L. Dorothea Benoly, the first woman Mayor of Bethnal Green, who served from 1933-1934. Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives holds personal diaries of her time in office, as well as her scrapbook of photos, invitations, and newspaper clippings, which you will have a chance to browse first-hand. Free, no booking required.
New online exhibition
We are pleased to report that a new online exhibition is now available. From Town Hall to Local History Library & Archives: a short history of our service and premises, 1861-2015 is based on research undertaken for last year's 50th anniversary celebrations of the borough.
If you've ever wondered about the history of our Grade 2 listed building here on Bancroft Road, these web pages will reveal all.
If you are curious about archive collections and enjoy looking through old pictures and newspapers, drop in any time between 11.30am-1.30pm on the last Tuesday of every month to explore original historical library and archive sources which help to tell the story of Tower Hamlets. Tea / coffee and biscuits will be provided! FREE, no booking required.
Upcoming History Hoppers dates:
Tuesday 31 January, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 28 February, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 28 March, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 25 April, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 30 May, 11.30am-1.30pm
Tuesday 27 June, 11.30am-1.30pm