Black and white photo of buildings on Hoxton Square. The middle building is the London headquarters of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers, circa 1950s.

Hackney and the Garment Trade: Singing Strikers and Trade Unions

This blog post explores the story of striking workers at two large factories in Hackney and how they rallied together to oppose their employers, using the power of song.

Group photo of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Pioneers – African & Caribbean music in Hackney

‘Black’ music pioneers. Stories of musical innovation, distribution and enjoyment celebrating the impact of Hackney on music.