Coming soon…

Our Words: Eastern, Central and Southern African heritage communities in Hackney
Bookings are now open for primary school sessions inspired by our upcoming temporary displays, ‘Our Words: Stories from Eastern, Central and Southern African communities in Hackney.’ Free for Hackney primary schools.

School sessions will run throughout October and November 2023. You can see which sessions are still available here. To book, please email and indicate which day, time and year group you would like to book for.

This road sign, named after slave-owner Sir John Cass, was removed in December 2020 as part of Hackney Council’s ‘Review, Rename, Reclaim’ initiative. Following community consultation, the gardens were renamed Kit Crowley Gardens.

Hackney and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
We are re-developing our school session about Hackney’s links with the Transatlantic Slave Trade following Hackney Council’s ‘Review, Rename, Reclaim’ project. We would like to hear your thoughts about how you teach the Transatlantic Slave Trade at school and what you think is important to be included in this session. To get in touch please email