Five Fridays Project

The month of October is Black History Month. As part of the celebration, Living Song is running creative sessions in four libraries, working with Journey to Justice.  Drawing on film, discussion and song making, the local community are sharing their idea’s and feelings about Black History Month. So far we have made three new songs, one at Stratford Library, one at East Ham Library and one at Plaistow Library where over thirty men, women and children from our diverse community collaborated to create our third song in the project. Participants engaged strongly with the activity, singing and chanting their own words as the song emerged. On 26th October, we are inviting all our community song makers to come to Stratford Town Hall to sing their new songs, with local artists who have helped facilitate the making of the songs. Everyone is welcome.