To launch In Living Memory, join award winning author Francis Spufford for a video installation, book signing, in-conversation and Q&A
Step into an immersive video installation that will transform New Cross Learning community library, the site of a devastating 1944 V2 rocket attack that took the lives of 168 people.
Hear an 86-year-old local resident who remembers the events narrate extracts from the opening chapter of Light Perpetual, which transposes the bombing from New Cross Road to fictional Bexford.
Award winning author, Francis Spufford, will take part in an in-conversation with Goldsmiths Historian Dr John Price, followed by a signing of the paperback edition of Light Perpetual, out in February.
5:30 – 6pm | Audio visual installation
6-7pm | In conversation with Francis Spufford and Q&A
7-730pm | Book signing
Light refreshments will be provided
In Living Memory: a people’s history of post-war Lewisham
In Living Memory celebrates Lewisham’s diversity and heritage for Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022. It empowers Lewisham’s communities to tell their own stories, presenting them through traditional means as well as artistic and cultural activities and events.
Seven community-led projects selected from around 70 expressions of interest are being supported by Goldsmiths to do research into their chosen topic, gathering the memories of local people and share them through striking cultural activities that unfold across 2022.
Event video ‘Fifteen Years Later (The Kiss)’ by artist Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, with technical and curatorial support from Hybrid Histories and Goldsmiths’ public engagement.
Masks required unless exempt.
Image courtesy of Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre.
Dates & times
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Masks required unless exempt
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