Celebrating women and their impact in our community

The St. Margaret’s House story began early in 1888, when Miss Anson distributed a leaflet in Oxford asking for support for a ladies' mission. Initially called the Bethnal Green Ladies Committee, it was the foundation of the charity that we are proud to be part of today, and it’s all thanks to the initiative of a wonderful group of women who dedicated their time and resources to making a positive social impact in the local community.

How easy is it for stories  like these to be forgotten over time? How many other individuals have made invaluable impacts on their communities, and never been recognised for their achievements?

This International Women’s month, we want to bring the global movement down to a local level, by shedding light on the huge impact made by women in our local community.

call out

for International women's month exhibition

We are organising an exhibition to celebrate our  local female community heroes, and we'd love for you to be involved!

There is no need for any experience! All you have to do is submit a photograph of a woman or group of women you know who has made a special impact in the East London local community , somebody who goes the extra mile to make a difference, alongside a short description.

It could be your best friend, a volunteer at your local charity shop , a very helpful neighbour , a yoga teacher that does free or by donation classes for the community , a teacher who goes out of her way to help one of her students or a group of women who work in a charity and dedicate their extra time to helping the community with their skills.

The top 50 photographs will be featured on our website, and the top 15 images will be exhibited in the Gallery Cafe throughout March.

We are also planning  a special opening night and the creators of the 15 shortlisted photos will receive them as a print at the end of the month.

Help us celebrate these wonderful women and their diverse roles in the community.

We can't wait to hear from you! 

DEADLINE: 10 February 2018


All are welcome to our free launch night on 1st March at 7pm, which kicks off a whole host of events and happenings at St. Margaret's House throughout March. It'll be a chance for the photographers to see their work on the walls, and an opportunity for you to meet the brilliant women who they chose to photograph.