On 27 & 28 April 2019
we celebrated the 260th birthday of
The 27 April saw a small gathering on the site of the proposed Wollstonecraft statue in Newington Green. The weather was awful but we managed to sing Happy Birthday, shoot a short film and begin the work on the STEWY installation for next year.
Our large outside event on 28 April saw over 130 people gathered in very windy and cold weather to have a birthday picnic on Newington Green with a small installation
A specialist talk from Professor Anna Birch
Singers from St Mary’s Community
Extracts from Wollstonecraft’s short stories for Children by one of the Hackney Pirates Young Writers group
Songs of Rebellion from Young Dissenters Choir
We all lit candles and sang Happy Birthday!
It nearly rained on us but everyone was very cheerful, the Lizzy’s Café, Newington Green Action Group, Fragments & Monuments and Dr Jenny Littlewood were so supportive and we had a lot of additional sign up for the project .
We hope everyone learnt something about the wonderful woman Mary Wollstonecraft and we look forward to all the research, trips and workshops coming up.
NEXT EVENT – HALF TERM WORKSHOPS AT HOXTON HALL!
Photos by Sharron Wallace