‘Rising from the east’ – communities, culture and politics in London’s East End

‘Rising from the East’, Sunday 15th November

A day to explore communities, culture and politics in London’s East End, organised by the Jewish Socialists’ Group.

Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS
Entrance £5 (£3 concs). Places limited to 90.

Book in advance by sending a cheque/PO to “JSG” at:
JSG, BM 3725, London WC1N 3XX

Flyer [PDF]


11.00 Registration

Session 1: Rebels with a cause

11.30-12.10: East End Jewish anarchists before WW1 – lessons for the 21st century
(Ben Gidley)

12.15-12.55: Minnie Lansbury – feminist, socialist and rebel Poplar Councillor
(Janine Booth)

Lunch / Book signing by Bill Fishman, author of many books on East End history and a Cable Street veteran

Session 2: The struggle for better lives

1.35-2.15: Self-help, solidarity and socialism: the Workers’ Circle
(David Mazower)

2.20-3.00 Doctors and Politics in East London
(John Eversley)

Break for refreshments

Session 3: Bengalis and the East End – a continuing story

3.15-3.55 The East India Company and the silencing of East End histories
(Georgie Wemyss)

4.00-4.40 Bengali politics in London’s East End
(Ansar Ahmed Ullah)

3 Responses to “‘Rising from the east’ – communities, culture and politics in London’s East End”

  1. NIMN Says:

    David Rosenberg,
    Looks like an excellent programme.
    Well done.

  2. Richard Gold Says:

    Sounds like it’s going to be an interesting day. Any chance of holding something similar for us northerners ? Perhaps in conjunction with the Working Class Library. The Working Class Library is holding a series of talks on refugees at the moment. I went there this lunchtime to hear a fascinating talk by Tony Kushner.

  3. David T Says:

    I really wish I was coming.

    And, gosh, Janine Booth!

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