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Going Digital: Mapping Family Histories of Whitechapel |

On Saturday 3rd June we held a fascinating workshop on personal and family histories of Whitechapel at the Tower Hamlets Archives on Bancroft Road. The event was attended by a range of people who represented diverse strands of Whitechapel’s history. Here’s a quick summary of ... | Read more

Write Idea Festival |

You can meet us and try out the website at the Write Idea Festival, which is taking place at the Idea Store on the 12-13th November, and where we will have a stall. Come along and tell us about your stories, research and experiences of Whitechapel. More ... | Read more

Whitechapel Art and History Walk | July 2017

A guided walk across Whitechapel, exploring in its history plus Art Night installations 8-10pm (meet in Altab Ali Park) Join the Survey of London on a guided walk through Whitechapel’s rich and diverse history along with selected Art Night installations, a festival of all night outdoor art with the ... | Read more

Whitechapel on Film | June 2017

Film Night: Whitechapel 1968 In collaboration with Tower Hamlets Archives, we are delighted to present a screening of two contrasting documentaries featuring Whitechapel made in the 'year of revolutions', 1968.  Georgia Brown: Who are the Cockneys Now? is a very personal look by the ... | Read more

Lecture - Boundary blurring in Whitechapel: Whose history is it anyway? | June 2017

In collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research this lecture by the Survey of London will review the Histories of Whitechapel project to date, looking at issues raised and insights gained through this experimental project. Survey historians Sarah Milne and Aileen Reid will consider the ... | Read more

Whitechapel Guided Walk | June 2017

In collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research, we are running a guided walk around Whitechapel focussing on places of worship, immigration and personal memories drawn from our oral histories. Walk through layers of social history, visiting the sites of former German sugar refineries, an 18th-century ... | Read more

At Home in Whitechapel, photographic exhibition | June 2017

During the summer of 2016 Rehan Jamil was commissioned by the Survey of London to produce a set of photographic portraits of people at home in Whitechapel. The resulting portraits feature people from a variety of backgrounds in their private spaces and were exhibited at the ... | Read more

Whitechapel Histories Map | June 2017

A display of the Whitechapel Histories map where you can interact physically with it by sticking your pin on a place, and writing your contribution about it. Further infomation about the project on screen and print will also be displayed. Location: Tower Hamlets Local History Library ... | Read more

Stories of Whitechapel | November 2016

As part of the Being Human Festival 2016, and in collaboration with Spark London, we are holding a storytelling evening on the 25th November. Ten local people of Whitechapel will participate in a workshop with Spark London, then perform their true stories on the theme of Hope ... | Read more