“Hackney is a wonderful place to grow old. I’ve grown old here and I’m still growing old. I’m British now, I’m a Hackney girl… and here is home.” Anita Ceesay
“In London they seem to think that once you’re old, that’s it – you’re finished, they push you to the back. Whereas in Nigeria, as in most African countries, as you get older you are respected more.” Gubsie Agolia-Aspinall
Over the past 6 months, Hackney elders have been sharing their stories – about love, work, change, prejudice, loneliness, pride and resilience.
We have spoken to people from many of Hackney’s diverse communities including disabled people, LGBTQ+, Vietnamese, Senegalese, Nigerian, British, American and Chinese.
These previously untold stories are being documented through two short films and a commemorative booklet and will be launched at a special Connect Hackney event on 31st October 2019 in Frampton Park.
The event will include a hot lunch on arrival, a Q&A about ageing, presentations, afternoon tea and cake and entertainment.
Date: Thursday 31st October 2019
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Venue: Frampton Park Baptist Church Community Rooms, Frampton Park Road, London, E9 7PQ
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Book your place by clicking here or call 020 7923 8360. Tickets are limited.
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Frampton Park Baptist Church Community Rooms
Frampton Park Road