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What Is Girls Do Tours?

Founded in 2022, Girls Do Tours are a group of Havering based women and girls who have come together to create historical tours for their community. 

Using factual research from local and national archives and a sparkle of performative magic to bring things alive, the tours help their attendees discover more about the town where they live whilst meeting new people and having fun.

The tours take in to account physical needs of the elderly through route planning, and the tour leader will try their upmost to cater for additional needs of all participants.

If you are due to attend a tour and are worried that you wont be able to access it, please email us through the button below.

Who Are The Girls Who Do The Tours?

Charlotte & Rebecca

Charlotte has a MA in Philosophy in Art from Warwick University, and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy. She enjoys illustration, film and theatre. 

Rebecca is studying her for her PHD in Modern History at Cambridge and has a MA, she has a keen passion for music. From Havering, these academic ladies know how to research! They have been working with The NO Collective since their teens and are now undertaking youth training as part of their research practise to guide a new generation of young female intellects!

Louise 

Louise is an Actress, writer and film maker who has recently hosted her first comedy film festival in London. 

From Dagenham originally and now local to Hornchurch, this local lady knows how to entertain and is a real leader of spontaneity and fun!

Natalie

Natalie takes on all things administration, partnerships and logistics. Alongside this, she supports local communities in Arts and Culture, and endeavours to guide this programme to be the best it can be for inspired historic knowledge and social exchange.

Carrie

Carrie is a local LGBTQIA+ activist with an MA in Film Studies from Queen Mary University of London and a BA (Hons) in Hispanic studies from The University of Sheffield.

Lucy

Lucy was project manager of Hornchurch pubs Heritage Tour! Her work is based around working to broaden access to art and culture across London and Essex.

Upminster Country Life Tours
COMING SOON!

Discover the country life of Upminster with our female medieval farmer 

This walking tour will start you from Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School, taking you from the roman era travelling through centuries, all the way up to the early 2000's. This 1 hour multi sensory tour will finish with a light lunch where you will have the opportunity to share your stories of Upminster's past.

 

Girls Do Tours

Girls do tours has been produced and written by a team of young women supporting access to hertiage in our town. It is a project by The NO Collective, a group of artists based in Havering who support society through cultural activities. The NO Collective is a not for profit community organisation driving to support arts and culture in Havering.

Accessibility Information:

The tour route has been planned around safe walking areas on public pathways, however please do contact us if you have worried about individual needs and we will do our best to accomodate any additional support.

  • The tour is 1 hour long with half an hour seated at the end of the activity

  • The tour has various stop points either with public seating available for short periods or places to lean

  • The tour props are sensory (including pictures (see) / smell / taste / touch) 

  • The tour is on the 370 bus route. It begins at Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School and finishes on Upminster High Street (Station)

  • The tour has an additional support worker to ensure everything runs smoothly 

 

Ticket Information:

Tickets will be available soon. We operate a guest list so you will not be given a physical ticket. Please bring a form of ID and your booking reciept (printed or on a phone) with you to the tour so we can sign you in.

Please arrive for the tour 5 - 10 minutes before we start.

Food Information:

A light meal will be provided for all members of the tour group. Vegetarian options are included, however please let us know in advance of any specific food allergies or needs in advance and we will do our best to provide an alternative option.

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If you are a member of Di's Diamonds (Age UK) Hornchurch or H.A.D. please get in touch with your co-ordinator for your special rate.

All ticket sales will go towards subsidising further tours for vulnerable and isolated groups in Havering. Thus due to the nature of this project we are unable to provide refunds.

Romford Mash Tours

It all started with Romford MASH in 2022. Where a series of interactive tours were led by a ghost of Romford Market, which ended in a social catchup in the town's 'foodie' palace - Robin's Pie & Mash.

This tour was supported by Havering Changing and Age UK.

Click Below to download the information discovered on the Romford Tour

Hornchurch Pub Tour

Our second was through Hornchurch. We were brought back in time with our female RAF auxiliary worker from World War II. This tour took us from the beginnings of Hornchurch at Andrew's Church, across the ice age, medieval times, the Tudor period, and all the way to the 90's in a 1 hour whistle stop sensory tour. 

Click Below to download the information discovered on the Hornchurch Tour

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