Exhibition launches

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new exhibition – Beyond Medicine: a social history of women and pandemics

Running from 20th June to 16th July, our exhibition sharing the stories of women in both the 1918 and 2020 pandemic will be on at The Mill in Walthamstow. It features photos from from award winning photographer, Elizabeth Dalziel, and stories collected by our team of oral history volunteers.

Stories include the amazing Saira Begum Mir from the food bank PL84U AL SUFFA, who despite dealing with the loss of both of her parents to Covid, kept the community fed.

Averil Pooten Watan, who helped organise a pop-up vaccination clinic for undocumented migrants unable to get get the Covid vaccine through traditional routes. Many of the migrants worked in care homes and were terrified of passing the virus on to their vulnerable clients.

Ain Satar, a mutual aid organiser, who ensured people got medicines, groceries, legal help and more.

Once the exhibition ends at The Mill, we’ll be moving it online. So if you don’t live in the area, visit back here to see the whole thing.