This major new heritage project explores the history around the 1978 anti-racist uprising organised by the Bengali community around Brick Lane.
Renowned documentary photographer Paul Trevor captured the protests. His iconic images offer a powerful catalyst for identifying and gathering accounts from those involved at the time. Our project will create a vital record of May 1978 as told by local people. An extensive collection of oral history interviews will be made publicly accessible alongside Paul Trevor’s never-before-seen photographs.
The project will also produce a short documentary film, touring exhibition, public events programme and school’s study pack.
Volunteers will help research, record memories, create a short film and help develop the final exhibition and events. Skills training and daily expenses will be offered.
Oral History volunteers - Should like meeting people and have excellent communication and listening skills. You may need to travel to people's homes if necessary and be flexible about interview times.
Archive/Research volunteers - Will help research the names of original participants seen in Paul Trevor's photographs, and the social and political history of the late 1970s in East London.
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.