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Whitechapel Stories

Posted by Shahed Saleem on Dec. 1, 2016

At the end of November we held a successful storytelling evening at the Greatorex Community Centre in Whitechapel. The event was hosted by Spark London, a dynamic storytelling collective, and was part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities. 

We heard true stories from people who had lived, worked or passed through these streets. Memories ranged from playing as children in abandoned swimming pools, to finding the best Irish Pub in London. Our own Survey historians recounted stories from the characters of Whitechapel's past.

A memorable time was had by all, and we extend our thanks for all of our particpants, to Spark London, and to the Being Human Festival.