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. We are now in our third phase, ARRIVALS, but anyone can join the project at any time. 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.


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1 month ago
Squanto was a member of the Pauxet tribe. He had been kidnapped by Thomas Hunt but returned to America and still chose to help Mayflower arrivers. This evening's #ChartingtheMayflower session will focus on the kindness of strangers. #Mayflower400 #Mayflower400UK
1 month ago
The second phase of our project is documented in our new pamphlet #Journeys so pop over to Bubble HQ & pick up your copy or read it on our website. New joiners welcome anytime! Our pamphlet series will help you catch up on what you've missed... #ChartingtheMayflower #mayflower400
1 month ago
REMINDER: We won’t be holding a Charting the Mayflower session at Bubble HQ tonight as there is an event the group will be attending instead. Workshops resume next Thursday as usual. See you then! #CtMUpdate #ChartingtheMayflower
3 months ago
Our latest blog is by Jan, who has been involved with the project for almost a year now! She describes how the group have started to explore 'Arrivals', and what happened when the Mayflower passengers arrived in Cape Cod
#mayflower400 @lb_southwark
3 months ago
Thank you @client_culture for sending us your zines exploring the #mayflower400 anniversary, I know our group will enjoy seeing how Plymouth artists are approaching the theme in such a rich and varied way. We will put some of our pamphlets in the post to you too 🙂 #southwark
4 months 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

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