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.
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
By Keith Greenough and Eleanor Sier. Today I met with Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall. We took a tour of the new ‘Picture Gallery’ which is located between the old hall and the new extension at the rear. The gallery is a wonderfully light and airy space with glass paneling… Read more
*Photo taken during performance of Romeo and Juliet at Toynbee Hall in 1939, donated by Jack Miles By Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall In this Valentines Day special edition of our Heritage Blog series, Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall, shares some stories of romance and… Read more
By Eleanor Sire, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall In the second part of our new blog series, Eleanor Sier, Heritage Learning and Participation Manager at Toynbee Hall, shares some stories of some the most interesting individuals she’s come across so far. Since starting this role I’ve had to try and soak up… Read more