Charting the Mayflower

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

Our open public workshops run on Thursdays at London Bubble, 6:30-8:30pm
There are also occasional research trips and volunteers will be encouraged to carry out independent research with support from the project team.

All ages are welcome and participation is free. Come along on a Thursday evening to find out more, or get in touch with Peth 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 is being 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 2020.

For example on September 23rd we measured out the dimensions of the ship in Kings Stairs Gardens, and filled the boat with the amount of people, livestock and provisions on board! Find out more about this event here.

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