The Brick Lane 1978 project continues through lockdown

Faced with the restrictions of Covid-19, our dedicated Brick Lane 1978 project volunteers have continued to research, meet and interview online. 

The Story of Balwinder Singh Rana

Brick Lane 1978 project volunteer Jan Fuscoe speaks to Balwinder Singh Rana, an Indian activist who has been fighting racism and structural attempts at division in Britain for decades.

The Story of Barbara Beese

Intrigued by a striking figure in an archive photograph, Jan Fuscoe discovers more about the history of the 'Mangrove Nine'. 

Remembering Altab Ali

4 May marks the 42nd Altab Ali Day, held to remember the young man whose brutal murder moblised East London’s Bengali community to take a stand against racism.

Discovering archives and oral histories

Our new team of Brick Lane 1978 project volunteers explore local archives and learn oral history techniques. 

And we're off!

Celebrating the launch of our Brick Lane 1978 project