Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories; Young People's Creative Showcase

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Toynbee Hall, Commercial Street

28 Commercial Street

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

E1 6LS

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Ordinary People … Extraordinary Stories: come and join us for a celebratory sharing of creative writing produced by our inspirational 16-19 year old Creative Clinic participants exploring hidden voices unearthed from Toynbee Hall’s amazing archives, and experience the atmospheric environment of Toynbee Hall itself.

Recently a group of Newham Sixth Form College first year A level students took part in a two day workshop hosted by Toynbee Hall & The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).

The workshop was part of a creative writing project titled ‘Ordinary People Extraordinary Stories’ which will culminate in students presenting their personal responses at a Showcase event at Toynbee Hall on the afternoon of Saturday 18th May 2019. This showcase will form part of the annual Word On The Street Festival. The theme of this year’s festival is Ordinary People, so our sharing is called, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories.

The students who took part viewed and handled historical documents and artefacts from the Toynbee Hall collection which is housed at LMA. Their task now is preparing creative responses to the lives of the individuals associated with the history and development of Toynbee Hall.

The students who took part found the workshops opened their eyes to the idea of history being around you and that the lives of people can be the starting point for the discovery and deeper understanding of the past.



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Toynbee Hall, Commercial Street

28 Commercial Street

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

E1 6LS

United Kingdom

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