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A drawing of boxer Daniel Mendoza, shirtless, holding up his fists as if about to fight. Daniel Mendoza was a Jewish man with short dark hair.

Mendoza

Mania

In January 2023, we began 'Mendoza Mania!'; a brand new project in collaboration with St. Margaret's House and St. Hilda's East Community Centre. Calling everyone interested in Boxing, Jewish and East End heritage!

 

“Mendoza Mania” investigates the heritage of Daniel Mendoza, a boxer (1764-1836), who lived for a time across the road from St Margaret’s House where he’s credited as writing the first ever sports biography. It’s a local story and highlights issues relevant today: anti-Semitic hate, sporting heroes and masculinity.

As part of this project, we devised our very own community play with the Brave Girl group at St Hilda's East Community Centre. 

"[...] The group presented very well how struggles over prejudices 240+ years ago can be overcome and encouraged us to think about social issues that occur today." - Review by Daniel Mendoza Appreciation

If you've got an idea for a project and are interested in running one with us, get in touch with Jack at jack@voiceboxcic.com

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