The latest from Great British Community

Creating short films & video’s 4: Tripod’s

Creating short films & video’s 4: Tripod’s

If you ever wanted to create your own videos and short films, GBC have created a number of ‘How To’ videos. If you believe in the work we do and want to help us spread the message,then please use these videos to tell us about your concerns and passions about Britain. Then share your creations… Continue Reading

Family Tree Update: Mapping Newham

Family Tree Update: Mapping Newham

Our Family Tree Project has been training young people as researchers, interviewers and film-makers for our Family Tree pilot. The project has involved young people from all over the borough of Newham. We recently met for our 3rd training session at Lister Community School, Newham. Continue Reading

An archive of articles from Great British Community

Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow

Dr Hannah Hedwig Striesow

Receiving the Outstanding citizen award in 2001 from Newham Council, Hanna Hedwig Striesow (nee Kohn) is still remembered for her services and dedication to the Newham Community. Continue Reading

NEWHAM FAMILY TREE – NATASHA HART MBE

NEWHAM FAMILY TREE – NATASHA HART MBE

Natasha Hart PhotoNatasha Hart moved to east London from her native Russia 26 years ago. She had played basketball in her youth and as a mother she wanted to pass on her love for the game to her two teenage sons. Continue Reading

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis Linda Lewis, once described as the ‘Cockney-Jamaican Gracie Fields’, is one of Britain’s most respected and talented singer songwriters, with a career spanning more than four decades. With her five-octave vocal range, she has fused folk, soul, pop and reggae into a unique signature sound that is now an integral part of the… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry was a preacher and reformer. She was born in Norwich in 1780 to the Gurneys, a wealthy Quaker family Continue Reading

EKTA Project

EKTA Project

As well as providing services and campaigning for better access to care, Ekta Project also tackles taboo subjects that affect the lives of people in the community. Continue Reading

Daisy Parsons

Daisy Parsons

Daisy Parsons was born on May 25 1890. She was born Marguerite Lena Millo, the daughter of Alfred Albert Millo, a dealer in jewellery and his wife, Emily Elizabeth née Moxley, a charlady. Continue Reading

Not Your Average Woman

Not Your Average Woman

Not Your Average Woman   Born to a woman who had no want for a child I was an unwanted little girl   Growing up with olive skin I was a different little girl   Having no family around me from a young age I was a lonely little girl   School was not an… Continue Reading

Tribalism

Tribalism

The first time I was made to feel like an outsider was at the age of 20 – by a throwaway remark from someone I had considered a friend. “Oh, I don’t like Jews” was what she said and those five little words hit me like a body blow. Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity Update

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity Update

As Newham is such an ethnically diverse borough, in fact it is one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the country, there is plenty of material on the positive impact of ethnicity. Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – LGBT

Newham Family Tree – LGBT

Researching positive stories about the lives of LGBTs in Newham has been very challenging, but in a way, equally exciting…Only one LGBT group exists in Newham, the Paris Youth Group, who recently had to resort to Crowdfunding to be able to continue its work. Continue Reading