Charting the Mayflower by London Bubble
An intergenerational group for people who would like to help us explore the history and contemporary resonances of the Mayflower, and share it with the wider community in North Southwark.
5 Elephant Lane
Post code:SE16 4JD
Telephone: 020 7237 4434
DescriptionAre you interested in local history? Do you have a story of migration to share? We are looking for volunteers to help us explore the history and contemporary resonances of the Mayflower, and share it with the wider community in North Southwark. In 1620 a group of people left England to start a new life across the Atlantic. Many were persecuted for their radical beliefs and forced to plan a perilous sea journey to a new land. 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from the river’s edge in Rotherhithe. The anniversary will be marked by national and international celebrations and London Bubble is launching a community inquiry into the story and how it resonates today. We want to find out about the life and times of the passengers on board the Mayflower. Why did they leave? How did they travel? And how does this history relate to current stories of migration? We want to gather a wide a wide range of stories, objects, facts and testimonies, past and present. This will shape public workshops and events, and will culminate in a large scale performance in 2020s. Would you like to help? Join one of our FREE creative workshops. Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm. At these sessions we creatively explore the history through drama-based activities. All levels of experience welcome and there is no audition – your enthusiasm is the most important thing to bring! The project is open to all ages but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult.
By Bus:Buses: 381, C10, 188, 47, P12
By Tube:Tube: Canada Water or Bermondsey (Jubilee Line)
By Train:Overground: Rotherhithe
Access for wheelchair users
Disability awareness training received
If steps outside no more than 3
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people