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Charting the Mayflower

Intergenerational projects

Are you interested in local history? Do you have a story of migration to share?

Mon 19th February, 6.30-7.30pm
Informal meet-up at London Bubble to talk about what we want to find out, and how we are going to do it.

Tuesday 27th February
, 6.30-8.30pm 
At London Bubble when we pick the brains of three historians about the subject

There will then be research workshops and trips in February and March, and volunteers will be encouraged to carry out independent research with support from the project team.

We will come together again in April to explore what we have found, and look ahead to the free public workshops. These will take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at London Bubble.

All ages are welcome and participation is free. Come along on the 19th or 27th to find out more, or get in touch with Georgia on or 020 7237 4434


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.

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