Journey back in time

24 August 2016

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth’s Heritage festival goes on from strength to strength. It began just four years ago and already its month-long programme of activities, which covers all aspects of local history and heritage and takes place at venues across Lambeth during the month of September, has become a regular calendar fixture.

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Journey back in time

As in previous years, it has been organised by Lambeth Archives working with the Lambeth Local History Forum, representing local societies and heritage organisations in the borough. This September there will be over 60 free events: exhibitions, film, talks, workshops, walks and tours of buildings.

Pick up a brochure from your local Lambeth library and join us in this amazing time journey.

You can also find out more at and download the Lambeth Heritage Festival brochure.

Highlights from this year’s programme include:

  • Lambeth and its Palace. Don’t miss this opportunity to combine this exhibition of treasures from the Archives collection with a visit to the 17th century Great Hall in Lambeth Palace. M., Th. and F. through the month.
  • Black Music in London, a talk at Black Cultural Archives, Thursday 1 September
  • Lambeth Archives Open Day, Saturday 3 September
  • Living Memories of the Somme, tour with readings, West Norwood Cemetery, Sunday 4 September
  • Shakespeare and the National Theatre, tours and talks, National Theatre, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 September
  • Tour of the Waterloo Vaults, Leake Street, Thursday 15 September
  • The Dangerous Women of South London, a talk about the local Suffragette movement, Upper Norwood Library, Thursday 15 September
  • Tour of Brixton Fire Station, Gresham Road, Friday 16 September
  • Architectural Icons, a talk by Julia Barfield, architect of the London Eye, Morley College, Wednesday 21 September
  • For What We are About to Lose, a documentary film about the story of Carlton Mansions in Brixton, Ritzy Cinema, Tuesday 27 September

“I think it the heritage festival was enormously successful and demonstrated the value of Lambeth Archive’s work with community partners.”

 “Fab! A great tour. Thank you for the festival organising and National Theatre for participating”