Charting the Mayflower

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.

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 commemorated nationally and internationally, 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.

Would you like to help?

Click below to find out how to get involved, or get in touch with Georgia by email or on 020 7237 4434

For more information about the programme of events, attractions and activities as part of the Mayflower 400 programme in London click here


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2 weeks ago
How do we disseminate and evaluate the rich learnings on Charting the Mayflower? Thank you to @GoldTap for a fab morning exploring the Journey through #CreativeEvaluation with materials, discussion, and coffee! #publicengagement #mayflower400 https://t.co/aMS24oiUNG
2 weeks ago
Feast your eyes on the visual minutes by @evansalexevans of our first #debatingthemayflower event at @LBubble. We welcomed speakers Georgie Wemyss and Darren Chetty to critically consider the Mayflower legacy. @rapclassroom's parting comment-"the story of the story is the story" https://t.co/Xrr9nthdP7
3 weeks ago
We took a Mayflower workshop to @SDFyouthclubs and thought about how stories are told and passed down through history. How might King James I, the Pilgrims, Native Americans and migrants today feel about the Mayflower voyage? Whose story is most powerful? #whatispower #history https://t.co/OWtvHaQ2oa
3 weeks ago
In the last couple of #ChartingtheMayflower workshops we've taken a closer look at #NativeAmericanCulture. Tonight we’ll be mapping the area around Cape Cod, looking at it both from indigenous perspective & through the Mayflower maps. Don't miss it! https://t.co/ds6m3DKlv3
4 weeks ago
Hot summers, deep blue lakes, the smell of hay in the air… we recalled memories of Home with elders at the Finnish Church last week, and our group members shared the history of the Mayflower passengers leaving their home in 1620. #ChartingtheMayflower #Mayflower400 #Workshops https://t.co/7EebEgXNPD

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