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Support our inter-generational project Charting the Mayflower


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Are 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.

There are lots of ways you can help us. Whatever your level of experience or how much or little time you have to give, you're welcome to get involved. No previous experience is necessary, your enthusiasm is the most important thing to bring.

We run free public workshops exploring the history of the Mayflower on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at London Bubble. These are open to all ages (although under 12s must be accompanied by an adult). 

There are no auditions and no previous acting experience is necessary. Click HERE for more information about joining the weekly public workshops.

Volunteer researchers have begun to help us shed light on the details of the history, and think about the significance and contemporary resonances of the voyage. If you would like to get involved as a researcher, you can come along on a Thursday evening to find out more, or get in touch with Georgia


Can you help us share the story with local residents?

In the summer we will be sharing the findings of our journey so far in local community settings through a series of interactive creative workshops. We will be exploring the story of the Mayflower voyage, as well as stories of migration both then and now.

Our next induction and training evening is on Monday 14th May from 6-8:30pm, here at London Bubble. It's for new volunteers who would like to find out more about supporting these community workshops, and our work in sheltered housing more broadly. If you would like to find out more, send a completed registration form to Georgia or call us for a chat on 020 723 4434

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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.

HELP US TO BRING THE MAYFLOWER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.

Send a completed registration form to Georgia at georgiac@londonbubble.org.uk, or get in touch to find out more.


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