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 story, 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 carrying out a community inquiry into the story and how it resonates today.

Would you like to help?

Together with historians, artists, volunteers, actors and participants, we are gathering a broad scope of research, stories, objects, facts and testimonies both past and present. Through a series of public workshops and events, our project will culminate in a large scale performance in 2020.

Have a look at our pamphlet LEAVINGS to find out what we learnt in the first phase of the project, and our pamphlet JOURNEYS for the second phase and ARRIVALS for the third and final phase. We are now working on the script. Use our handy pamphlets to bring you up to speed…

Click below to find out how to get involved, or get in touch with Peth by email or on 020 7237 4434. Events and workshops are FREE and there is no audition process. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

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


Leavings

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Journeys

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Arrivals

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2 weeks ago
This evening we’re conducting our first online Charting The Mayflower session. We’re looking at cattle, catholic queens and preachers. Everyone’s making something simple but relevant to wear on the head or shoulders - a hat, or earring or maybe a parrot. #zoomingthemayflower
1 month ago
Today ⁦ @LBubble⁩ researcher-performers share the third part of their Mayflower findings in The Arrival. Following The Deal and The Measuring our focus crosses the Atlantic and through stories and food we share morsels of memory - free, details at https://t.co/Xr6uxcsKS1 https://t.co/pwO1mDHHeZ
1 month ago
Yes, the Birmingham library. I used to borrow records and scores from the music section there. I was absolutely made up when I visited the new library 30 years later and found that the same vinyl and the same manuscripts had survived the move! https://t.co/8RbJgi2RDh
2 months ago
FREE EVENT! Join us on Saturday February 29th for the latest sharing of our #ChartingtheMayflower research journey! The Arrival will look at what REALLY happened after the Mayflower left England. Tickets: https://t.co/eMS7SfO1R5 #Mayflower400 #Mayflower400UK https://t.co/bpedtWRLc7

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