We're very excited to be returning to the former Newington Library for the 2019 Walworth History Festival which runs from Saturday 12th-Sunday 20th October. Preparations are well underway; many members have already been involved in the Walworth Book Group at Electric Elephant Cafe or undertaken research and contributed photographs for the Walworth Front Doors project. So far, 18 people have been reading and reviewing Walworth-related books and 14 volunteers have been involved in the Walworth Front Door research sessions at Southwark Local History Library and Archive. Thanks to the Now and Then Walworth Facebook Group, 70 photographs have also been contributed to the Walworth Front Doors collection.
This year the festival will include:
An exhibition of volunteer research and archive material to tell Walworth's history through the stories of its buildings, streets and people;collected photographs and items from the Cuming Collection; an exciting programme of events including: animated history tours, writer talks, films and history talks;art workshops and contributions from Walworth community groups.
We are extremely grateful to NSET, Southwark Council and United St Saviour's Charity, Creation Trust, Notting Hill Genesis and National Heritage Lottery Community Fund for enabling us to put on such a diverse and interesting programme for this year's festival.
There are still many ways to get involved. Our final book group before the festival is at the Electric Elephant Cafe on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm.