October 7, 2023
Share your own poems, prose and stories about living in East London.
East Side Stories
Dates October 7, 2023 - October 7, 2023
Times 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Location Oxford House Cafe
Drop In and share your own poems, prose and stories about living in East London.
About Stepney Words & Cockney Rebels
This event forms part of the programme ‘Stepney Words & Cockney Rebels’ a project marking the 50th anniversary of the Basement Writers.
In 1971, eight-hundred schoolkids from Stepney went on strike when their teacher Chris Searle was sacked for publishing a book of their poetry. In 1973, Chris started The Basement Writers, an after-school club for local teenagers to continue to write about their own lives. The project grew to include all kinds of extraordinary working-class people and became one of Britain’s first community publishers. Many former members still write today. Stepney Words & Cockney Rebels marks 50 years of creativity led by working-class communities. Join us for a day of activities exploring stories old and new.
Stepney Words, Cockney Rebels is presented in partnership with Brick Lane Bookshop.