Share your memories of Lewisham Town Centre
In the coming weeks, a pop-up 'Memory Store' will be collecting the recollections of local people in Lewisham Shopping Centre.
An interactive installation located in the central square prompts shoppers to share their memories of events in the town centre, including its lost shops and amenities.
Recreating two lost retail spaces, a video shop and record store, facilitators will engage shoppers using mocked-up VHS sleeves and 12" 'concept albums' based on significant events in the town centre since 1945.
Memories shared will become part of a new Digital Archive as well as being deposited in the Lewisham Local History and Archive Centre.
The Memory Store is part of In Living Memory: A People’s History of Post-war Lewisham.
In Living Memory celebrates Lewisham’s diversity and heritage for London 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.
A series of 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.
We Are Lewisham - London Borough of Culture is a Mayor of London initiative.
Supported by Lewisham Council and The Albany.
Made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Funded by Landsec.
Image courtesy of Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre.
Dates & times
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|23 Nov 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|24 Nov 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|25 Nov 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|26 Nov 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|30 Nov 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|1 Dec 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|2 Dec 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
|3 Dec 2022||11:00am - 5:00pm|
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