A story telling workshop held at Crossroads Centre on June 8th. This workshop explored improvisation skills, devising practices utilised by Swipe Right Theatre, enabling participants to collate exercises to use throughout their own processes. It was an afternoon of story-telling through movement and music. The workshop was facilitated by Swipe Right Theatre’s founders Natasha Granger and Kerrie Thomason. Black History Month Event, Friday 16 November 2018 at Crossroads Women’s Centre. Launch of Marxism, Colonialism and Cricket, a volume of essays on CLR James’ Beyond A Boundary, widely regarded as one of the most important books on cricket and on sport generally. The book concludes with an essay by CLR’s key collaborator, Selma James, who is based at the women’s centre. Many Maids Make Much Noise – A theatre workshop at Crossroads Women’s Centre on Tuesday 16th October. The workshop is part of the East London Federation of Suffragettes (ELFS) project and is based around a play, Liberty or Death, written by Sylvia Pankhurst around 1913 about working class women’s struggles in the East End of London. You can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Photography Exhibition, November 2016. This project by Protection International remembers those who died by placing a portrait of the human rights defender at the place she or he was murdered or disappeared. The striking photographs are by Luke Duggleby. “Women Together,” Event and discussion, November 2013. A forum aimed to “give a voice to those women whose needs are most likely to be neglected, especially in these hard times.” Click here to view the findings in our final report “Living History: Growing up in the East End and surviving the Blitz.” Discussion and photos, December 2013. Survivors of the Blitz, Mildred Gordon (MP for Bow & Poplar in the ’80s) and Helen Stern recounted their expectations of endurance. “July Open Day,” Workshops and events, July 2012. A family day at the centre, jumble and book sale, tea and cake. Introductory workshops from Black Women Rape Action, Women Against Rape, Single Mothers’ Self Defence and WinVisible plus talks from our homeopath, face painting, story telling and laughter from Colin the Clown! “Who Works for Me ? Mum, Auntie, Sister, Granny…” Children’s exhibition, 1998 and 2007. Anti-racist, anti-sexist paintings uncovering children’s perspective on the work which their mothers and other carers do. Their art, always enlightening and often stunning, revealed not only awareness but appreciation. Click on the image to view more of their lovely work.