Monday, June 01, 2020

Newham Heritage Month 1-30 June

Check out Newham Heritage Month website  and the range of recordings, videos and photos available to download and virtual events to sign up for.

I have just listened to residents reminiscing about VE day; life in post war Newham for a bus conductor from Barbados and waking up find an unexploded German Parachute bomb in your roof.

I have booked so far :-

"Making a home in Silvertown" Wednesday 3 June 12-1pm "A virtual guided walk of Silvertown and Royal Docks by poet and researcher from Birkbeck, University of London, Matt Martin

"Forest Gate - from village to suburb" Saturday 13 June Royal Docks History Club presents a live talk by local historians Peter Williams and Mark Gorman on the history of Forest Gate. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture 2020

"My story of researching BAME Seafarers"  Friday 26 June 3pm-4pm A live conversation between Asif Shakoor & Georgie Wemyss, co- director of the Centre for research on Migration, Refugees & Belonging (UEL)
Today the site features the Shpresa Programme (the ‘Hope Programme’ in English), which is an  organisation that supports the Albanian-speaking community in Newham. Some great folk singing and dancing as well as some tasty recipes. 

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