Tag: Heritage

Labour Leader Keir Starmer speaks at Toynbee Hall, a symbol of inclusivity and diversity in East London

Today, Wednesday 15th February 2023, Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer delivered a speech at Toynbee Hall, an organisation with a long history of hosting political leaders and promoting inclusivity and diversity. In his address, Sir Keir marked the end of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s monitoring of the Labour Party, reflecting on the hard work and humility required to rebuild trust…
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Black History Month 2022: Celebrating the change makers of today

Reflecting on both our organisation’s history as it’s currently recorded, and how we can preserve and honour contributors today.

4 Women Who Have Shaped Social Change at Toynbee Hall: Carrie Morrison, Sabera Majid, Edith Ramsey, and Rosetta Reardon

The crucial and pathbreaking work of Toynbee Hall’s founder, Henrietta Barnett is well known. However, some of the stories of other women in Toynbee Hall’s history who have been fundamental in driving positive social change while they worked or volunteered in the East End have not had the same attention. As part of Women’s History…
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Bangladesh 50 Essay

Bangladesh 50 Essay: How did the independence war of 1971 affect the identity of those in Bangladesh by Niha Miah

Celebrating Bangladeshi heritage on the 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh war, struggle and subsequent Independence

Bangladesh 50 Summer celebration event

Bangladesh 50: Stories of 71 summer celebration event

On Sunday 4th July Toynbee Hall hosted a series of events honouring and celebrating Bangladeshi heritage of the 1971 liberation.

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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.

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.

The Fine Details…

Keith Greenough and Theresa Dhaliwal Davies – September 2018 The official opening of Toynbee Hall’s wonderfully restored old hall is fast approaching and finishing touches of the redevelopment are being put in place. The new entrance hall has wonderful and unique light wood furniture. The hallway surrounding the original staircase has an exhibit celebrating Toynbee…
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Toynbee Hall to reopen to the public this weekend as part of Open House London Festival

After three years of renovation work, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’re opening the doors to the public this weekend as part Open House London, the world’s largest architecture festival. We’re returning to our original East End home and for the first time the building will include a new, free and permanent exhibition…
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Eleanor Sier and Prof Emily Abel

Eleanor’s Heritage Blog – A conversation with Prof. Emily Abel

By Eleanor Sier. In this blog, Eleanor chats to Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA about how she uncovered and saved Toynbee Hall’s lost history This week I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Prof. Emily Abel of UCLA during her visit to London. Prof. Abel submitted her PhD thesis entitled ‘Canon Barnett and…
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