London History Day Schedule
12 noon – 12.15pm: Performance by The Nightingales
Join us for a performance by The Nightingales, a local choir based at Blackfrairs Settlement. The Nightingales are kicking of London History Day with songs about London in this special pop-up performance.
12.15pm – 12.30pm: Southbank Centre and Festival of Britain
A short interactive talk exploring Southbank Centre's origins and Festival of Britain (1951), plus our roots in 1950s London.
12.30pm – 12.45pm: Brief City Film (1952) screening
A screening of Brief City, a short documentary made by The Central Office of Information in 1952 about Festival of Britain.
12.30pm – 3pm: Meet The Archive
Get hands on with rarely seen original 1950s material. This includes original programmes, diaries, photographs and more from the 1950s. This is a drop-in session.
12.30pm – 3pm: Patchwork of the Century Viewing
Join us as one of our Heritage Team takes you around our building, where you can discover some of the hidden stories behind the extraordinary Patchwork of the Century. This is a drop-in session.
1pm – 3pm: Quilting workshop
Join us as London Modern Quilt Guild lead a quilting workshop inspired by our Patchwork of the Century. All material is provided. Places are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
London History Day Bite
1pm – 1.30pm: Lucy Porten, National Trust
Join National Trust curator Lucy Porten as she leads a special short talk for London History Day.
2pm – 2.30pm: Heritage of Craft and Making at the Women's Institute
Join Jane Probitts, Chair of the Craft Committee at the Women's Institute. In this interactive talk Jane speaks about the long and rich history of craft and making in the Women's Institute.