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Women's Museum

Opening Celebration

Playing Fridays at 11am and on rotation all week.

Interviews from the opening celebration of the newly inaugurated Women's Museum in Barking and Dagenham, with organizers, leaders, artists and patrons, recorded on 8 March, 2024.

A list of interviewees included in this recording:
0:00 - Yvette Riby-Williams opening performance
0:48 - opening remarks from Cllr. Ashraf
1:04 - Ann Marie Pena, Strategic Head, Culture and Heritage LBBD
6:38 - Marijke Steedman, Senior Curator Culture Programmes LBBD
11:42 - Tracky Crombie, Creative Lead for the WM
18:43 - Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, curator of An Idea of a Life
23:39 - Claire Mason, WM’s graphic designer
26:44 - Sioned Pennant, Curator for New Town Culture
28:22 - LBBD Cllr. Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership & Engagement
31:36 - Fiona Taylor, LBBD chief executive
32:02 - Cllr Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking & Dagenham
35:00 - Cllr Sade Bright, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills & Aspiration
36:17 - Shona, guest at the opening
39:10 - Trina, guest at the opening
40:02 - Meera Shakti Osborne, artist
45:23 - Yvette Riby-Williams, artist

for more information about the museum please visit:https://newtownculture.org/projects/womens-museum-opening-soon/

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.