Connect Hackney

Calling all older Hackney feminists!

The Carers Collective, a project by City and Hackney Carers Centre, are setting up an online writing group for women aged 50 and over who are interested in recording their experiences of being women/feminists in Hackney during the 1960s-1990s and would like some encouragement and support to get going.

They plan to provide an atmosphere where they will record individual journeys as well as collective memories.

The group will result in a print publication produced by City and Hackney Carers Centre as part of their Carers Collective project. This is funded by Connect Hackney in order to decrease isolation in Hackney residents aged over 50.

It will also be possible to place material that is written on the HOWL – History of Women’s Liberation website (currently in development; to find out more about HOWL, please contact them at 

The course facilitators are Gail Chester and Celia Burgess-Macey, members of the HOWL steering group, and Luise Vormittag, arts facilitator. It will meet seven times on Zoom on Wednesday afternoons between 2 pm – 4 pm, starting in January 2021.

To join the group, please email Celia at The cost is free for women over 50 who live, work, or socialise in Hackney, or used to – please get in touch anyway if you are based elsewhere.

Numbers are limited, so apply soon – they will take women on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please spread the word to anybody you think might be interested.

Info: or 020 8533 0951.
Dates: To be confirmed, starting Jan 2021
Time: Wednesdays, 2-4pm