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Community Activism Events

At the root of our building, in a bold and rebellious little room called Sylvia, a powerful force for change is growing. 

A true grassroots initiative where women and men in our community can converge to share, educate and inspire. This is a pro bono space for individuals, corporations, activists and charities who want to make a difference to women and girls. Where you can teach and share your passion and skills to empower others to find their greatness and rise to their full potential. If you have been to an Aspire event before or have been searching for a way to do more, this is your chance to give back.

Named after the rebel suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, this is an underground space with it’s own secret door, fuelled by the passion and dedication of the women in the Aspire community who recognise the need for collective action in pursuit of a better and more equal world. A stage where women from diverse walks of life step forward to share their unique and useful skills, deliver talks on women’s rights and equality and run sessions to bring together a group of people to ignite real change. 

Aligned with UN Sustainable goal 5 to create gender equality and empower all women and girls, examples of events include: A mini workshop, crafts session, book club, English language class, writing workshop, painting, open mic, poetry readings, karaoke night, self-defence class, quiz night and more (get in touch with your ideas!). 

Whether it’s a talk on ending discrimination against women and girls, sharing your work to eliminate violence against women and girls, increasing awareness of harmful practices like modern day trafficking and female genital mutilation, running a workshop to help women with their financial skills or educating women on period poverty, sexual health or menopause, we want to hear from you.

If you would like to volunteer to run a session in this new space or have an enquiry, please click the button below. 

Change starts here. It starts with us. And it starts now.  

*Using this space is free of charge and a part of Aspire’s efforts to make a real change in our community through pro bono work.

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Step out of your comfort zone and into the underground realm of Sylvia. Painted a Rebellious Red and encompassing the spirit of Sylvia Pankhurst, this room is a revolution waiting to be unleashed.

Sylvia Pankhurst was an artist, writer and suffragette. She devoted her life to fighting for women’s suffrage and played a pivotal role in the suffrage movement, organising working-class women in East London and having a passion for change in Ethiopia. In this room we evoke her legacy as a symbol of rebelliousness and commitment to justice. With a separate underground entrance door with a speakeasy window, this is the perfect space for changing the world.