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Monday 25 February
– Monday 11 March
across Newham’s libraries

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743-745 Barking Road
London E13 9ER
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Tuesday – Friday
9.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


Holding the Baby

Holding the Baby

Have a look at the Holding the Baby website. Visit the exhibition at Plaistow Library, which starts in March 2018.

Original announcement

Share your memories of parenting and childcare in the East End for an oral history project

If you lived in Newham or Tower Hamlets as a child, brought up your children in the area or worked as a childcare professional, then get in touch! Tell us where you roamed as a child and who made your tea, how you chose to bring up your children and why. What kind of childcare did you use, if any, and what do you think about childcare in the East End today? Holding the Baby will record oral history interviews, bring people of different generations together to discuss their experiences of childcare and create an exhibition and a website.

On the Record logo Wall End Day Nursery, washing the baby 1949

Holding the Baby is run by On the Record Community Interest Company, in partnership with Bishopsgate Institute, and is funded by the Gilda Street Trust.

Left: Wall End Day Nursery, washing the baby, 1949. © London Borough of Newham Archives

Forthcoming events


Friday 22 February at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Luke Turner
Out of the Woods

Tuesday 26 February at 7 pm
at Forest Gate Library

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Asian Noir:
the new wave of crime fiction

Wednesday 27 February at 7 pm
at Stratford Library

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Regeneration Songs

Thursday 28 February at 7 pm
at Plaistow Library

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Kate Thompson
and Melanie McGrath

Monday 4 March at 7 pm
at Canning Town Library

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Duncan Barrett
Hitler’s British Isles

Tuesday 5 March at 7 pm
at East Ham Library

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Suresh Singh
with Stef Dickers

Wednesday 6 March at 7 pm
at Forest Gate Library

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Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Thursday 7 March at 7 pm
at Stratford Library

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Michael Rosen
with Danny Braverman

Thursday 14 March at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Lucinda Gosling
Shirley Baker and Vintage Britain

Friday 15 March at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Robert Elms
London Made Us
A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City

Past events and news


Danny Dorling
Rule Britannia
Brexit and the End of Empire

Doreen Fletcher, Paintings
with The Gentle Author

Benjamin Zephaniah
The Life and Rhymes
of Benjamin Zephaniah

in conversation with Cilius Victor

Peggy Seeger
First Time Ever

E. Foley and B. Coates
What Would Boudicca Do?

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Will Ashon
Chamber Music
Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Robin Ince
I’m a Joke and So Are You
A Comedian’s Take on
What Makes Us Human

Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate
The Inking Woman

Iain Sinclair
Living with Buildings

1968 and After:
Culture and Education

An evening with
Shami Chakrabarti and Rachel Holmes

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

Ed Vulliamy
When Words Fail

Marcus Sedgwick & Dr Sam George
The Battle of the Books:
Frankenstein v. Dracula

Kenney Jones
Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Okri and special guests
Rise Like Lions

Adam Dant
Maps of London & Beyond

Sarah Ivens
Forest Therapy

Shore 2 Shore
with Carol Ann Duffy
Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay
and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

Viv Albertine
To Throw Away Unopened

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
in conversation with Duncan Barrett

James Bloodworth
Hired
Six Months Undercover
in Low-Wage Britain

Chris Difford
Full Acoustic Show
Some Fantastic place

Michael Rosen
So They Call You Pisher!

David Hepworth
Uncommon People
The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Stars 1955-1994

Liam Young and Simon Hannah
The Labour Party, past and present

Misha Glenny: McMafia
Seriously Organised Crime

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now

Laura James and Jessie Hewitson discuss autism

Literary Natives
Writers of Colour Meet Up

John Davies: The Red Atlas
How the Soviet Union
Secretly Mapped the World

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in the main menu.