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ONE Picture My Story – exhibition at Peckham Library

article thumb - Montage of some of the contributors to ONE Picture My Story compiled by Central Saint Martins College (UAL)

Montage of some of the contributors to ONE Picture My Story compiled by Central Saint Martins College (UAL)


Visit Peckham Library to see all 30 portraits from Southwark Archives oral history and pictorial project ONE Picture My Story in all their large format glory!

Date & time

Date:1 October 2023 to 29 December 2023

Time:9am to 8pm

Event Details

Address:Peckham Library
122 Peckham Hill Street

Post code:SE15 5JR

Tickets:Free no booking required

Telephone:020 7525 0232



ONE Picture My Story is an oral history and pictorial project by Southwark Archives that captured the oral histories and images from Southwark’s Black heritage communities.
Between 2021 and 2022 reminiscence sessions were organised and recorded by Southwark Archives at different community and day centres across Southwark. Participants were invited to bring their favourite photograph of Southwark and share the story behind it. Although not everyone brought along a photograph, all participants had a connection to Southwark and had stories, comments or memories to share.
What came from these sessions were personal histories that covered themes around culture, migration, social integration, communication, employment, education and family. Some are difficult to listen to because of their emotional context, some contributors speak passionately about the things in life that concern them. Some stories are very funny, some are short and without a story as such but give a voice to those who want to share something of themselves and their heritage. Other contributors are to the point and some speak in a mixture of English and Patois. These stories give a little insight into the lives of others.
This project was a collaboration with The London College of Communication and various artists as credited.
Credits: photography India-Mae Alby, and Lisa Soverall, artist and designer, Veronica A* Amon and Sound Engineer Sam Mbatha.
Listen to all 30 recordings from ONE Picture My Story on the Southwark Heritage YouTube channel.


By Bus:12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 136, 171, 177, 197, 343, 345, 363, 381, 436, P12, P13

By Train:Peckham Rye



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