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Newington Green Meeting House

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Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Newington Green Meeting House has undergone a major renovation. It has been transformed into a fully accessible, free heritage space, ready to share its radical history and encourage visitors to think differently.

The building was a hotbed of revolutionary thinking in the 18th century and holds stories of Richard Price, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Andrew Pritchard and most notably Mary Wollstonecraft – leading to it being described as the birthplace of feminism.
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Her Stories week 3: Women and work
Our third event with Professor Sundari Anitha from the University of Lincoln and Jumoke and Kym of Triple Cripples. Come along to hear all about Britain’s first feminist, strikes organised by South Asian women in the 1970s and more. And ask questions such as "why are there so many different types of feminists", and "how has that happened"?  Every Wednesday from the 27th January- 3rd March via Zoom  Starting from 7.30pm the first week and 8pm from week 2. All events finish at 9pm   Sign up here to the next event here: https://herstories1.eventbrite.co.uk https://www.newingtongreenalliance.org/ https://ngmh.org.uk/
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February 24, 2021
Her Stories week 2: Women and childcare
Our second event with Jacquina Barnes (nurse) and Sade Etti (Hackney Councillor).  Come along to hear all about Britain’s first feminist, strikes organised by South Asian women in the 1970s and more. And ask questions such as "why are there so many different types of feminist", and "how has that happened"?  Every Wednesday from the 27th January- 3rd March via Zoom  Starting from 7.30pm the first week and 8pm from week 2. All events finish at 9pm  Sign up here to the next event here: https://herstories1.eventbrite.co.uk https://www.newingtongreenalliance.org/ https://ngmh.org.uk/
48:44
February 18, 2021
Her Stories week 1: Britain’s first feminist
Our first Her Stories event with guests Lil Warren (Unity Arts) and Professor Anna Birch (Fragments and Monuments).  Come along to hear all about Britain’s first feminist, strikes organised by South Asian women in the 1970s and more. And ask questions such as "why are there so many different types of feminist", and "how has that happened"?  Every Wednesday from the 27th January- 3rd March via Zoom  Starting from 7.30pm the first week and 8pm from week 2. All events finish at 9pm   Sign up here to the next event here: https://herstories1.eventbrite.co.uk  https://www.newingtongreenalliance.org/ https://ngmh.org.uk/
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February 17, 2021
Refocus: Nothing About Us Without Us
A podcast on Inclusive Activism Activism aims to bring about political or social change, but sometimes campaigns and movements can exclude the very people they aim to serve and support. Without engaging with questions of inclusion, intersectionality or specific cultural understanding of an issue or individual/collective needs, well-intentioned activism can create further difficulties for those trying to access safe and inclusive spaces. In addition to this, cause-led movements can also fall guilty of excluding the voices of many - be it by alienating particular communities or ignoring the context surrounding an issue, and how that can impact people. How can we move away from this? And how do we conduct a form of activism that is inclusive of those it serves? Bringing together different voices, we will explore what it means to build and sustain inclusive practices when working on social justice issues, and why these approaches are vital for fighting oppression. Through these discussions, together we will exchange ideas on inclusive activism and how it can lead to better, more effective activism. TARIK ELMOUTAWAKIL is an artist, programmer and creative producer as well as Founder and Co-Artistic Director at Marlborough Productions in Brighton, the UK’s only performing arts orgnasiation dedicated to intersectional queer arts. His current public work is entitled 'Brownton Abbey', an evolving Afro-Futures Performance Party that centres disabled QTIPOC (queer, trans and intersex People of Colour). Brownton Abbey reclaims and reinterprets QTIPOC spirituality and ritual, channelling it into an out-of-this-world, accessible party. Tarik is plugged into a network of disabled qtipoc artivists across the globe, contributing to an ongoing movement to reshape access and leadership. A spirited public speaker, Tarik uses his joyous brand of activism wherever he can to transform the perception and treatment of marginalised QTIPOC. JOSH WILLACY is an equality diversity and inclusion trainer, and consultant. He is a proud mixed race gay man who is the trustee of Stonewall Housing, a charity which provides advice, support and housing to the LGBTQ community and works to fight LGBTQ homelessness. In his previous role, Josh worked at Stonewall, consulting and advising organisations on their inclusion strategy for LGBTQ staff. He also developed and delivered Stonewall’s first empowerment programme for PoC LGBTQ people. Currently, Josh delivers learning and development solutions for a wide range of clients across many sectors including broadcast and film, higher education, charity and government. He believes when exploring identity and working towards equitable outcomes and a fair society, an intersectional approach is critical. PRIYANKA CHAVDA is a young producer, currently working as an Agent’s Assistant at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates. She is the Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator at Casarotto, where she is helping on an outreach programme to break down barriers faced by underrepresented individuals with the creative industry. Keen to tell diverse stories, she is developing a number of short films, including a short which focuses on disability within the industry. She produced a short film, NAME for Channel 4’s Random Acts, which explores the brutality of the job market for young people through dance.
01:55:32
February 9, 2021
'Twice as Good'
‘Twice as good’ a conversation between Black Exchange founders Anna Fearon and Sade English, alongside a panel of professionals and academics in various fields. Discussing the topic of Black excellence which stems from childhood and being told to work ‘Twice as hard’ if not more to get just as far. Exploring navigating and dissecting the educational system which is not designed for our success to pressure from parents to go down academic career paths.   https://www.instagram.com/black.exchanges/ https://www.instagram.com/sadeenglish/ https://www.instagram.com/anna_fearon/ http://ngmh.org.uk/
49:31
January 20, 2021
History of the Meeting House
In this video, we take a look back at the history of Newington Green Meeting House. Starting from the English Civil War right up until the present day with New Unity!  http://ngmh.org.uk/ http://new-unity.org/
02:32
January 19, 2021
Samuel Rogers and Newington Green
Dr Charlotte May from the University of Nottingham on Samuel Rogers and his connection with Newington Green.
08:19
January 9, 2021
A discussion about craftivism with Maja Sobura
In this episode of our Wollstonecraftivism programme for young people during the summer holidays we chat with Maja Sobura. Maja is a contemporary artist and designer who uses textile waste to create works of art and new products. Looking for ways to get your learners/children busy this upcoming summer holiday? Working with The Wollstonecraft Society we have put together a free weekly programme for young people over the holidays. Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy, learners will learn about social justice causes, learn about different crafts, experiment and learn new skills and create 6 Craftivist pieces themselves expressing how they feel. What is ‘craftivism’? “A way at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.” Each episode learners will: be introduced to a new topic of activism, like ‘helping the environment’ or ‘Black Lives Matter’ Meet a ‘Craftivist’ (someone who uses craft in their activism) and watch an interview explaining and showing their work Follow a tutorial on how to create their own Craftivist work that week
13:37
December 17, 2020
A discussion about craftivism with Sophie
In this episode of our Wollstonecraftivism programme for young people during the summer holidays we chat with Sophie Persson. Sophie is an arts producer and freelance curator with wide experience in devising, producing and managing contemporary exhibitions, projects and installations for spaces ranging from major London galleries to historic buildings and the public realm. Looking for ways to get your learners/children busy this upcoming summer holiday? Working with The Wollstonecraft Society we have put together a free weekly programme for young people over the holidays. Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy, learners will learn about social justice causes, learn about different crafts, experiment and learn new skills and create 6 Craftivist pieces themselves expressing how they feel. What is ‘craftivism’? “Away at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.” Each episode learners will: be introduced to a new topic of activism, like ‘helping the environment’ or ‘Black Lives Matter’ Meet a ‘Craftivist’ (someone who uses craft in their activism) and watch an interview explaining and showing their work Follow a tutorial on how to create their own Craftivist work that week
17:04
December 17, 2020
A discussion about craftivism with Sade English and Anna Fearon
In this episode of our Wollstonecraftivism programme for young people, we chat with Sade English and Anna Fearon. Sade is an artist and designer while Anna works with photography and film. They also work together as the co-founders of The Black Exchange which is focused on discussing black social issues and fighting for justice. Looking for ways to get your learners/children busy this upcoming summer holiday? Working with The Wollstonecraft Society we have put together a free weekly programme for young people over the holidays. Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy, learners will learn about social justice causes, learn about different crafts, experiment and learn new skills and create 6 Craftivist pieces themselves expressing how they feel. What is ‘craftivism’? “A way at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.” Each episode learners will: be introduced to a new topic of activism, like ‘helping the environment’ or ‘Black Lives Matter’ Meet a ‘Craftivist’ (someone who uses craft in their activism) and watch an interview explaining and showing their work Follow a tutorial on how to create their own Craftivist work that week
46:02
December 17, 2020
A discussion about craftivism with Stewy
Next in our Wollstonecraftivism programme for young people during the summer holidays we chat with Stewy, who is an artist working with life size stencils of  groundbreaking misfits, rebels, freaks and obscure Icons in psychogeographic locations. Looking for ways to get your learners/children busy this upcoming summer holiday? Working with The Wollstonecraft Society we have put together a free weekly programme for young people over the holidays. Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy, learners will learn about social justice causes, learn about different crafts, experiment and learn new skills and create 6 Craftivist pieces themselves expressing how they feel. What is ‘craftivism’? “A way at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.” be introduced to a new topic of activism, like ‘helping the environment’ or ‘Black Lives Matter’ Meet a ‘Craftivist’ (someone who uses craft in their activism) and watch an interview explaining and showing their work Follow a tutorial on how to create their own Craftivist work that episode. 
08:20
December 17, 2020
A discussion about craftivism with Bee
This episode in our Wollstonecraftivism programme for young people during the summer holidays we chat with Bee Rowlatt. Bee is the Chair of The Mary on the Green campaign which celebrates one of history’s most neglected icons, Mary Wollstonecraft. The campaign has two goals. The first is a memorial to act as a symbol of her legacy in a public statue/work of art. The second is The Wollstonecraft Society which is a network of people, a promotion of ideas and an outreach programme of accessible learning materials. Looking for ways to get your learners/children busy this upcoming summer holiday? Working with The Wollstonecraft Society we have put together a free weekly programme for young people over the holidays. Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy, learners will learn about social justice causes, learn about different crafts, experiment and learn new skills and create 6 Craftivist pieces themselves expressing how they feel. What is ‘craftivism’? “A way at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.” Each episode learners will: be introduced to a new topic of activism, like ‘helping the environment’ or ‘Black Lives Matter’ Meet a ‘Craftivist’ (someone who uses craft in their activism) and watch an interview explaining and showing their work Follow a tutorial on how to create their own Craftivist work that week
05:51
December 17, 2020
A discussion about craftivism with Alexis
We kicked off our Wollstonecraftivism programme for young people with Alexis, who is a member of the New Unity congregation and an experienced sewer and crafter!  Looking for ways to get your learners/children busy this upcoming summer holiday?  Working with The Wollstonecraft Society we have put together a free weekly programme for young people over the holidays. Inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s legacy, learners will learn about social justice causes, learn about different crafts, experiment and learn new skills and create 6 Craftivist pieces themselves expressing how they feel.  What is ‘craftivism’? “A way at looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper and your quest for justice more infinite.”  Each episode learners will:  be introduced to a new topic of activism, like ‘helping the environment’ or ‘Black Lives Matter’ Meet a ‘Craftivist’ (someone who uses craft in their activism) and watch an interview explaining and showing their work Follow a tutorial on how to create their own Craftivist work.
23:37
December 17, 2020
Women and Work: Past and Present
Hear from activists, historians and professionals working today on the theme of “Working Women: Past and Present”. In this panel discussion, guests will discuss a wide range of topics such as being a female artist in the arts industry today, historic issues such as the marriage bar and women's inclusion in policing. Guests include: The Matchgirls memorial  Dr Helen Glew Dr Emma Cunningham  Dr Sunita Toor Annie Nicholson AKA The Fandangoe Kid
01:15:51
December 11, 2020
Black Germany Exhibition
From October 1st you will be able to view the Black Germany exhibition virtually in the Mary Wollstonecraft Room. Based on ground-breaking research, the exhibition employs a number of biographies, accompanied by photographic images, in order to look at the largely forgotten development of a Black Diaspora in Germany from the 1880s up to 1945. In doing so, it provides insights into the routes and reasons that brought African men and women from the colonies to Germany pre-1914; it looks at forms of employment and the politics of Black residents during the interwar period, and it touches on the fate of Black residents and their German-born children during the period of National Socialism. Come and see the exhibition as part of a building tour: https://tours-of-ngmh.eventbrite.co.uk Or take a virtual tour: https://poly.google.com/view/9BenL2SqJtW
18:09
December 3, 2020
The Black Exchange: The Arts Part II
Black Exchange Conversation & Artist’s Panel filmed in Newington Green Meeting House October 31st 2020. Founders Anna Fearon & Sade English host a panel with artists and creatives. A continuation on our previous discussion of the arts: diversity, representation and manoeuvring within the arts as a Black creative. Here we invite creatives and individuals looking to explore the arts/fashion industry to ask questions, responding with transparent answers and opinions from founders & panelists. The Black Exchange is an initiative focused on relearning history surrounding the African diaspora. The Black Exchange’s objectives are discussing political matters and dismantling the western educational system surrounding history, past and present, and the arts. The Black Exchange was founded by two female creatives, Anna Fearon and Sade Byfield English. The Black Exchange believes in creating conversations that lead to action. Anna Fearon is a creative director, filmmaker and photographer. Sade Byfield English is an artist, curator, designer & creative director of African and Native American descent, who stands for social justice and equality. The Newington Green Meeting House is a COVID-secure venue and all in-person or hybrid events follow government guidelines. https://www.instagram.com/black.exchanges/ https://www.instagram.com/sadeenglish/ https://www.instagram.com/anna_fearon/ http://ngmh.org.uk/
01:55:47
November 27, 2020
The Black Exchange: Identity across the Diaspora
A Film Night By The Black Exchange live streamed and recorded at Newington Green Meeting House October 16th 2020. A selection of curated short films exploring themes of Blackness and identity from contemporary filmmakers across the African diaspora, followed by a directors’ Q&A discussion. And a conversation with founders Anna Fearon & Sade Byfield English, who will discuss the realities of navigating the arts industry as a Black creative, both historically and presently. The Black Exchange is an initiative focused on relearning history surrounding the African diaspora. The Black Exchange’s objectives are discussing political matters and dismantling the western educational system surrounding history, past and present, and the arts. The Black Exchange was founded by two female creatives, Anna Fearon and Sade Byfield English. The Black Exchange believes in creating conversations that lead to action. Anna Fearon is a creative director, filmmaker and photographer. Sade Byfield English is an artist, curator, designer & creative director of African and Native American descent, who stands for social justice and equality. The film showings were removed from the recorded version. The Newington Green Meeting House is a COVID-secure venue and all in-person or hybrid events follow government guidelines. https://www.instagram.com/black.exchanges/ https://www.instagram.com/sadeenglish/ https://www.instagram.com/anna_fearon/ http://ngmh.org.uk/
01:49:18
November 27, 2020
The Black Exchange: The Newington Green Meeting House Takeover
The Black Exchange's takeover for Black History Month. Founders Anna Fearon & Sade English will open the conversation on the arts industry, representation, society’s misconceptions, the beauty of the African diaspora and the Black community. There will also be live performances from Joel Gumbe and Robia. Both live and virtual attendance is free. The Black Exchange is an initiative focused on relearning history surrounding the African diaspora. The Black Exchange’s objectives are discussing political matters and dismantling the western educational system surrounding history, past and present, and the arts. The Black Exchange was founded by two female creatives, Anna Fearon and Sade Byfield English. The Black Exchange believes in creating conversations that lead to action. Anna Fearon is a creative director, filmmaker and photographer. Sade Byfield English is an artist, curator, designer & creative director of African and Native American descent, who stands for social justice and equality. Recorded October 3rd 2020 in Newington Green Meeting House. The Newington Green Meeting House is a COVID-secure venue and all in-person or hybrid events follow government guidelines. https://www.instagram.com/black.exchanges/ https://www.instagram.com/sadeenglish/ https://www.instagram.com/anna_fearon/ http://ngmh.org.uk/
01:44:31
November 27, 2020
Refocus: To hell with good intentions
A virtual workshop on allyship and solidarity organised by Alternative Fictions in conjunction with the Newington Green Meeting House.  What is solidarity? Who is an ally? Where do these ideas come together, and do we all understand them the same way?  Drawing from examples within recent activist movements, this workshop will explore how we come together from different perspectives and experiences to build a better world for everyone, fighting for each other’s rights and better understanding the needs of the very people affected by these issues. From hashtags to saviour complexes, together we will unpick motivations and approaches behind activism and explore ways of building practices that support people on the terms they need, rather than activism based solely on good intentions.  With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, non-religious church New Unity has transformed its Newington Green Meeting House into a fully accessible, free heritage space, sharing its radical history and encouraging visitors to think differently. The building – which was a hotbed of revolutionary thinking in the 18th century - holds stories of Richard Price, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Andrew Pritchard and most notably Mary Wollstonecraft – leading to it being described as the birthplace of feminism. Newington Green Meeting House hosts a regular programme of events and exhibitions celebrating this history and serving its local community.   https://www.ngmh.org.uk/ https://www.alternative-fictions.com/
01:23:54
November 19, 2020
Refocus: Reclaiming the Role of Black Women in Activism in the UK
An online conversation + Q&A organised by Alternative Fictions with guests Stella Dadzie, Kayza Rose and Ife Thompson - in conjunction with the Newington Green Meeting House.  The contributions women of colour have made to our society are frequently missing from our history books. With Refocus, we invite you to challenge your understandings of issues that affect our society, both past and present. Despite notable achievements and contributions made by Black women in activism to British society, many of these narratives have been lost or appear overshadowed. This webinar will celebrate the work of these activists - past and present - and ask why these names are missing from our collective memory and what we can do to rectify this. In this online conversation, we will hear perspectives from Stella Dadzie, Kayza Rose and Ife Thompson, activists and educators not only campaigning for the wellbeing of Black people in the UK but also working to decolonise and diversify our understandings of British history. With funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, non-religious church New Unity has transformed its Newington Green Meeting House into a fully accessible, free heritage space, sharing its radical history and encouraging visitors to think differently. The building – which was a hotbed of revolutionary thinking in the 18th century - holds stories of Richard Price, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Andrew Pritchard and most notably Mary Wollstonecraft – leading to it being described as the birthplace of feminism. Newington Green Meeting House hosts a regular programme of events and exhibitions celebrating this history and serving its local community.   http://ngmh.org.uk/ https://www.alternative-fictions.com/
01:51:27
November 18, 2020
Introduction to the heritage project
A short introduction to the heritage project at Newington Green Meeting House
00:44
November 12, 2020