The Windrush Generation – African & Caribbean music in Hackney

Black and white photograph of a Caribbean family dancing around a radiogram in their home.

Through stories of musical innovation, distribution and enjoyment, this series ‘Roots, Rhythms and Records’ celebrates the impact of Hackney’s African and Caribbean communities on music in the borough and beyond. This week we are exploring music and the Windrush generation. What role did music play in the lives of the Windrush generation?  Caribbean communities settled … Read more

Women on Screens: A Place for Pride

Colour photograph of two women (one is Gonul Zeki) posing in a market stall decorated with rainbow flags selling t-shirts with LGBTQI+ slogans

This is our final post in our series exploring the history of the radical visual imagery created at the Lenthall Road Workshop in Haggerston from the 1970s – 1990s. These images were made collectively and tell stories of activism, skill sharing and empowerment. A New Chapter During the 1990s the workshop became a one-woman enterprise … Read more

Women On Screens: Empowerment and Representation at the Lenthall Road Workshop

Black and white photograph of six women embracing one another and smiling at a fabric printing workshop

This continuing series explores the history of the radical visual imagery created at the Lenthall Road Workshop in Haggerston from the 1970s – 1990s. These images were made collectively and tell stories of activism, skill sharing and empowerment. Empowerment and Representation The Lenthall Road Workshop challenged the racist, sexist, ableist and stereotypes of the day … Read more

Women On Screens: Activism and the Lenthall Road Workshop

Black and white photograph of women in a park holding a banner reading 'Women Oppose the Nuclear Threat Dalston W.O.N.T'

This series explores the history of the radical visual imagery created at the Lenthall Road Workshop in Haggerston between the 1970s – 1990s. These images were made collectively and tell stories of activism, skill sharing and empowerment. Introduction The Lenthall Road Workshop started at a time of dynamic community activism. Local people in Hackney and … Read more

Women On Screens: Skill Sharing & Community Printing at the Lenthall Road Workshop

Black and white photograph of six teenage girls, members of the Hackney Girls Project, posing while holding cameras

This series explores the history of the radical visual imagery created at the Lenthall Road Workshop in Haggerston between the 1970s – 1990s. These images were made collectively and tell stories of activism, skill sharing and empowerment. Introduction Before the internet and mobile phones, it was difficult for people to make their own media. If … Read more

Women on Screens: Printmaking, photography and community activism at Lenthall Road Workshop 1970s–1990s

Black and white photograph of the artist Claudette Johnson, dressed in overalls, using screen-printing equipment at the Lenthall Road Workshop.

This series explores the history of the radical visual imagery created at the Lenthall Road Workshop in Haggerston between the 1970s – 1990s. These images were made collectively and tell stories of activism, skill sharing and empowerment. Introduction The Lenthall Road Workshop was started by three women in 1975 as a community screen-printing and photography … Read more