Judith Garfield is currently Executive Director of Eastside Community Heritage and recently awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2012 for her work and commitment to Community Heritage. Judith has worked for Eastside Community Heritage since 1998, and is responsible for the organisations core work programme. Since its inception ECH has worked with over 900 community groups, worked with10,000 individuals, produced 18 publications, over 80 exhibitions, as well as giving birth to East London Peoples Archive (currently holding in excess of 2500 oral histories and thousands of pictures) ) Judith has trained over 60 community groups in oral history methodology and practice and is currently delivering a unique oral history “apprenticeship” training, the only sort of its kind in the UK this will result in an NVQ accredited qualification.
Previous to joining ECH Judith was a set designer and stage manager at Theatre Royal Stratford East, working with Mike Leigh. In her spare time Judith is an avid reader and a keen enthusiast for contemporary history of London, art and drama and is currently undertaking a Masters in the History of East London.
Training and Projects Manager
Rochelle has spent over twenty years working and teaching in community education in the Further Education sector and is an experienced manager of adult community provision. Rochelle has also co-written over twenty titles for Hodder Education’s Livewire series and is an experienced Reminiscence tutor which, she feels, helps give people a perspective on their lives and a sense of shared histories.
Youth advocacy and campaigns officer
Julia is an Australian born educator who has worked in primary, secondary and community based education settings both within the UK and international contexts.
Julia has joined the team at Eastside Community Heritage to work on an anti-bullying and hate crime project . She works with a range of young people across London to deliver workshops and spread the anti-bullying and pro-diversity message.
Paul graduated from the University of Brighton in 2013 with a BA(Hons) History of Design, Culture and Society specialising in contemporary British design, social housing and oral history. With around four years’ experience under his belt in the museum and heritage sector, he joined Eastside Community Heritage in 2014 as a part of the Skills for the Future programme as an oral history and cultural heritage trainee. He went on to take up the position of project officer in 2015. In his free time he enjoys visiting museums and art galleries, travelling and watching old films.