Author: David Allsey

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Stories of 71 Summer events: Celebrating Bangladesh50 at Toynbee Hall

As part of Bangladesh 50 celebrations, we’re hosting two events honouring the powerful history of Bengalis (in the UK and Bangladesh) during the liberation struggle in 1971.

Hi Culture

Historic England award £90,000 for Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane Cultural Programme

Coming soon: A summer of culture on the high street Tower Hamlets Council, in partnership with Toynbee Hall and other local art and culture partners, are delighted to announce a £90,000 Historic England grant to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years including Petticoat Lane market, as…
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Renters Reform Coaliton

New coalition calls on Government to protect almost 700,000 renters facing eviction

Today (15th April) marks the two-year anniversary of the government’s promise to end so-called ‘no-fault’ evictions from private rented properties under Section 21. Toynbee Hall joins the Renters Reform Coalition to ensure that the government lives up to its promise.

When We Speak Activism Sessions Reflections by Emma Weaver

Reflections on When We Speak Half-Term Activism Workshops

A reflective blog on our Activism sessions for young Londoners by Emma Weaver, When We Speak Coach

Open letter to Boris Johnson

An open letter to the Prime Minister and our statement on the Sewell Race Report

We affirm our support as a signatory of an open letter to the Prime Minister challenging the findings of the report. This is why it is important for us.

Invitation to Express an Interest – Social Media Marketing

We are seeking creatives with a track record of reaching diverse communities and successfully overcoming barriers to accessing information to help us educate local and wider communities about their legal rights.

Bengali Health Advisory Service Meeting 1984

Bangladesh 50: Honouring the memories & experiences of local British Bengali people

In honour of the 50th anniversary 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence, Toynbee Hall has developed a year-long programme that brings stories and experiences of Tower Hamlets Bengali communities to the forefront of the anniversary celebrations.

Pandemic Stories Podcast

New Podcast Series: Pandemic Stories

To coincide with the release of the headline findings report from the Pandemic Stories Peer Research Project, the researchers joined Halima Begum to record a series of conversations about the mental health impact of the pandemic.

New Report: Those hardest hit before the Covid crisis have been disproportionately affected

Findings from the Pandemic Stories Peer Research project show that the pandemic has widened pre-existing inequalities in new report from Toynbee Hall and Thrive LDN.

Meeting of Bangladeshi Community leaders

Bangladesh 50: Stories of 1971 – A Story Competition

To celebrate East London’s rich heritage and Bangladesh’s 1971 independence movement, Toynbee Hall is hosting a stories competition to capture what life might have been like at that time.