In September 2013 an exciting new event takes place in Lambeth which will offer an insight into the borough's history and offer residents an opportunity to find out more about where we live.
The Lambeth Heritage Festival takes place throughout September with events such as talks, guided walks and open days at various locations around the borough.
Download the full Heritage Festival brochure on the Lambeth website.
Walk – 300 Years of Lambeth’s Black History
Date: Saturday 7 September
Venue: Meet outside Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, SW1 1JQ
A walk led by author and local historian Steve Martin, which traces the roots of the Notting Hill Carnival, Black publishing and theatres. This walk between Brixton and Minet libraries will also touch on an overlooked Black Edwardian Pan-Africanist and the impact of the Windrush arrivals on Lambeth in 1948.
Walk – Walking in the shoes of Vincent Van Gogh
Date: Saturday 21 September
Venue: Meet at 87 Hackford Rd, SW9 0RE
When Vincent Van Gogh lived in Hackford Rd he wrote happily of his time in Stockwell and the walks he enjoyed into town and out into the countryside. Led by George Wright as one of the ‘Secret Lambeth’ walks, this will be an easy stroll from Vincent Van Gogh’s former lodgings taking in many of the
local sights and sounds that the artist would have seen in the 1870s. More information is available at:
Workshops – Sources for house history
Date: Wednesday 25 September
Venue: Lambeth Archives, 52 Knatchbull Rd, SE5 9QY
Times: 2pm and 6pm
For anyone interested in tracing the history of houses in Lambeth these workshops are a great starting point.
You will be introduced to using and interpreting original documents like maps, building plans, census and
rate books that together can be used to build up the history of houses or buildings in the borough.
Booking is essential as places are limited, to reserve your place please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
tel: 020 7926 6076
Lambeth Archives open day
Date: Saturday 28 September
Venue: Lambeth Archives, 52 Knatchbull Rd, SE5 9QY and lectures at The Michael Church, Burton Rd
A day-long programme of talks, exhibitions, stalls from local organisations, and children’s activities. The day is loosely focused on the period a century ago, just before the outbreak of World War I.
This was a time of social and political change, sometimes controversial, and for the small number of people who could afford it, of extravagance.