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Thursday Connectors: Worlds Apart On Holiday

By Farzana Hakim Hi, all. I’ve returned to host another edition of Thursday Connectors after a much-needed and well-deserved break. To be honest, who doesn’t need a break from the hustle and bustle of London life? I certainly did and in today’s Connectors, I’ll be telling you what I did and where ...

Thursday Connectors: Worlds Apart: Then And Now

By Farzana Hakim Hi all, it's Farzana, your host for this month’s Thursday Connectors, with some fantastic writers who all have wonderful stories to share. I’m particularly looking forward to these because they are reflecting back on times that are no longer here. The world our elders belonged to seems so far ...

Thursday Connectors: Words From Our Minds?

By Farzana Hakim Hi, all. Welcome to May’s Thursday Connectors, with me, your host, Farzana. May is always a busy month for me and my mind is always all over the place in worry and panic. This year is no different. I’ve loads of work pending! My children have exams and, being ...

Thursday Connectors: The Other Side Of Motherhood

By Farzana Hakim Hi, all. Welcome back to this super edition of Thursday Connectors with me, your host, Farzana. I’m so glad I’m here, because today’s Connectors has definitely affected me, going straight to my heart! I’ve already told you many times, I'm a sentimental, emotional kind of lady. Now, in my ...

Thursday Connectors: The Nature Of Women

By Farzana Hakim Hear My Voice Workshop Showcase Hi all, it’s Farzana, your host for a most special edition of Thursday Connectors. It’s March and Women’s Empowerment and Women’s History Month are being celebrated around the world. We also had International Women’s Day last week and soon it will be Mother’s Day ...

Thursday Connectors: The Story Of Me

By Farzana Hakim Nature Through The Eyes Of  Year Three Children: The Story Of Me Project Hi, all. Welcome to another special edition of Thursday Connectors. I’m extra-excited today, because I’ve got such a treat lined up! If you’ve been following my page, you should know by now that I’m an avid advocate of diversity ...
Black History Month

Black History Month 2020

Pen to Print is gearing up for another Black History Month in times that are more challenging than we would have ever thought 12 months ago! It has always been our aim to give a voice to those from minority and underrepresented communities and at this time of year our work becomes ...
Lena Smith in Conversation

Celebrating Talent – No Matter Who you are or Where you come from

Madeleine White interviews Lena Smith   Once upon a time the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham libraries decided to create a literary festival. The aim was to get a borough with very low literacy rates engaged with reading books and using libraries in an innovative way. So, in 2011 the reading festival ...
Barking and Dagenham libraries: a new NPO, and hosting the Libraries Taskforce

Barking and Dagenham Libraries: A New NPO, and Hosting the Libraries Taskforce

Barking and Dagenham Libraries: A New NPO, and Hosting the Libraries Taskforce Posted by: Julia Chandler, Posted on: 26 June 2018 on GOV.UK - Categories: Outcome: communities, Outcome: culture, Outcome: literacy, Taskforce The 20th meeting of the Libraries Taskforce took place in Barking Learning Centre (BLC) on Tuesday 12 June. A large modern building opposite the Town Hall, ...