ONE Picture My Story photographic display at Canada Water library
This is a publically contributed event and not a council event. If you would like, you can submit your own event and have it appear on our website (subject to review).
Pop along to Canada Water Library to see the wonderful display of portraits from the photo and oral history project ONE Picture My Story – sharing stories from Southwark’s Black heritage communities and listen to the stories here bit.ly/3trtXNU
Address:Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Road
Post code:SE16 7AR
Telephone:020 7525 0232
Open hours:Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12noon to 4pm
ONE Picture My Story is an oral history and pictorial project by Southwark Archives who have collected the stories, reminiscences, thoughts and pictures from Southwark’s Black heritage communities.
The initial idea was simple: bring along your favourite photograph of Southwark to a reminiscence group and tell us the story behind it. The photograph could be the street you live in, your place of work, your child’s first school, the first shop you visited or maybe even your first dance.
We wanted to hear the story behind the photograph, why it was important to the participant and anything else they wanted to share about their life. We wanted these personal accounts to expand on the story of the borough of Southwark and its diverse communities.
ONE Picture My Story is part of the Southwark Today exhibition showing until the Summer of 2023 at Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library. An accompanying booklet containing photographs and descriptions for each of the contributors is available to view at Southwark Archives and selected Southwark Council libraries.
By Bus:1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12
By Tube:Canada Water
By Train:Surrey Quays
Access for wheelchair users
Level access toilet
Display is on the 1st floor of the library and is positioned at a height which requires you to look up from a standing or seated position. Lift available.