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
Workshops resume on Thursday 17th January.

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 from the end of August 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 2020.

For example On September 23rd we are measuring out the dimensions of the ship in Kings Stairs Gardens, and need your help to fill the boat with the amount of people, livestock and provisions on board! Come and watch, come and take part in this family friendly event, find out more here.

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