Festival Week Four – A Talk & Roots


Lambeth Heritage Festival Week Four – Choices

Festival and rootsOur choice of events this week involve ‘Roots’ with various meanings while delivering the subject in different media. The first is a talk hosted by the Clapham Society that looks at how a Clapham suburb came to be developed and the second is a film compiling recordings by a Windrush Generation immigrant.
The third event we’d like to bring to your attention relates to garden roots – a workshop about a project exploring the local history and culture of Caribbean gardening.

These events are Free so do book your place to avoid disappointment!

If none of these are for you, you can see the full programme to make your own choice and book on the Lambeth festival page, please click here: Lambeth Heritage Festival-2021

The Talk

Clapham South: the making of an Edwardian suburb
Mon 20th Sept at 8.00 pm online and in-person at Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common North Side, SW4 0QW
In the 1880s the mansions around Clapham Common were being demolished and new roads laid out. Local resident Mike Tuffrey will recount how the neighbourhood around Abbeville Road came to be built – and reveal the decisive part played by an elusive land agent – a linen draper from Tottenham and sometime felon.
No Booking required for in person attendance; please book below to view online.
This event is hosted by the Clapham Society. Book here (opens email)

The Film

Super Sam
Fri 24th Sept 7.00 pm, online
Filmmaker Sandi Hudson-Francis invites us on a journey to explore the life of a Windrush Generation immigrant through her intimate portrait of 92 year old Clovis Salmon, who left Jamaica in 1945 to work on sugar plantations in America before settling in Brixton in 1954 where he purchased a Super 8 film Camera and began documenting life around him.
This event is hosted by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. Book here

The workshop

Sowing Roots
Sun 26th Sept, 3.00 pm, in-person at Loughborough Farm, Loughborough Rd, London SW9 7AH

This workshop will introduce a first of its kind oral history project and exhibition based at the Garden Museum that explores the history and culture of Caribbean gardening in South London. How are breadfruit and prickly pear are connected to Lambeth? How and why has gardening been important for people who moved here from the Caribbean? Come hear from the project team, as well as taste fruit and veg!
This event is hosted by the Garden Museum. Book here