1 - 31 May 2021

Newham Heritage Month is back for 2021! The festival will take place throughout May under the theme Shops, Docks and Factories with live participatory events and online activities taking place across the borough to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of Newham.

Explore our heritage map

Explore our collection of video, photographs, sounds and writing from across Newham using our interactive heritage map.

Recently added

New content will be published every day throughout May, these are a selection of our most recently added records.

Darning Newham were given the opportunity by Newham Archive and Local Studies to view clothing from Newham’s factories worn by female workers in the early 20th century. Newham Collections Service...

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Darning Newham, a project created by local textile artists Katie May Anderson and Memunatu Barrie, explores and celebrates how women have contributed to Newham. In alignment with the overarching theme...

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April 2021

Darning Newham, a project created by local textile artists Katie May Anderson and Memunatu Barrie, explores and celebrates how women have contributed to Newham. In alignment with the overarching theme...

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April 2021

Darning Newham collaborated with NewVIc art and design students to create  a textile print for Newham Heritage Month 2021. Students were asked to research, collage and  finalise a textile design...

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April 2021
Multi coloured tapestry with frayed edges

A video brief for textile and art enthusiasts keen to join with a group of local people to learn more about the local remarkable visionary artist, Madge Gill.

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March 2021

When Jazzys’ parents moved to North Woolwich in 1961 from Kapurthala in The Punjab they were one of the few Sikh families in the area. His Father worked at ‘Spillers‘...

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17 April 2021

Upcoming events

Take part in a wide variety of virtual events happening throughout May as part of Newham Heritage Month.

Tues - Sun May 10am 5pm

The Migration Museum is celebrating Newham Heritage Month with the local shopkeepers of Newham. This self-guided mini walk showcases how migration has shaped Newham’s shops and highstreets, as you read... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • All Ages
Thursday 11am-1.30pm

Embroidery Workshops online inspired by Madge Gill led by East London Textile Arts and Sophie Dutton FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • All Ages
Open Captioning Event
Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

Through the teachings of former Newham resident and self-taught visionary artist, Madge Gill (1881-1961), we would love you to explore your creative drive, and supernatural talent. Newham based East London... FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • All Ages

Heritage newsletter

We would like to send you monthly emails spotlighting heritage content in Newham, as well as updates and opportunities to be involved in next year's festival. Be the first to hear about new projects, funding opportunities and ways to be involved.

1 - 31 May 2021