Our stories

Remembering the Future

Carolyn Defrin, our Phd researcher, collaborated with  Levitt Bernstein architects and artist Paul Burgess to create a film and architecture installation featuring Sycamore House and John Betts’ residents sharing memories of living in Hammersmith and their perspectives on housing.

This project featured in the June 2017 London Festival of Architecture as part of the ‘Where do you think you are?’ exhibition at St. Paul’s Centre in Hammersmith. It explored how the residents’ memories and perspectives on home and housing might impact architects’ designs for a new intergenerational housing scheme.

Residents featured in the artwork visit the exhibition with housing scheme managers, Jill and Cathy.

As residents share their stories, their memories fill the architectural models of their flats.

Hammersmith Reflections

A blog written by our Trustees - Julian Hillman

February can be a sad month, fortitude tested by continuing winter, with summer still a long way off.  Sad for me personally, because I have to stand down as a trustee of Hammersmith Unite Charities (HUC) after 12+ years and also because Oxfam (more…)

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Aunt Esther’s Story – Enigma Event

Last Saturday we had our second Enigma Event in partnership with “Women Make Change” who put together a great event for International Women’s Day. Women Make Change is a charity that promotes and protects the health and safety of women and girls affected by domestic violence.

Melanie Nock took the chance to introduce Aunt Esther’s Story. Esther Bruce’s autobiography written by Stephen Bourne tells the story of a black London Seamstress from 1912–1994 and provides a first-hand account of the life of a black Londoner in the pre-Empire Windrush years. When Esther Bruce was born in Fulham in 1912 only small black communities exited in Britain.

Another big announcement was the launch of the “Agents for Change” Women’s Leadership Programme that we founded in partnership with the H&F Council, the Imperial College and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Applycations are open now, find more information here: http://www.agentsforchange.wixsite.com/agentsforchange 





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Call out for disabled Artists!

JOY is a new strand to the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Fest celebrating local disabled (more…)

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Women Make Change – International Womens Day Event

Where: White City Community Centre
When: Saturday, 10.03.2018 starting at 3.30 (more…)

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