| 2021-11-06 13:30|
This is one of a series of four walking workshops.
Please book for free through Eventbrite via the attached link.
Join artist and newsprint enthusiast Eloise Hawser for a series of four different workshops with guided walks in London’s Docklands, looking at the area’s rich variety of stories, people and places through the lens of local newspapers past and present.
Over a dozen local papers have served the Docklands area since the Victorian era. The four workshops-with-walks will focus on some of the best-known titles, and their complex relationships with local people, political groups, and businesses.
For each event, you and fellow attendees will meet at a key accessible location and use newspapers from Newham’s extraordinary archives to unfold stories steeped in the emotions, drama, politics and pathos of Docklands life through the decades. These news stories will then guide your walk with Eloise to significant local sites, giving you the chance to discover connections between past and present; between newsprint and local people’s lives.
‘Incoming and Outgoing’
Saturday 6 November 2021
1.30 – 4.30
Meet at Cyprus Station, Docklands Light Railway
Walk ends at Cyprus Station, Docklands Light Railway
Docklands has always been a crossroads for people as well as goods, creating a mix of cultures, emotions and, at times, conflicts. This workshop will look at the ways in which immigration, settlement and emigration were described in local newspapers such as the Newham Recorder (since 1968) and The Port (1977 – 1984). You will visit the University of East London’s archive, which is home to several ‘living’ archives, and has been the home of the Refugee Council Archive for over a decade. You will then join Eloise on a guided walk around the University and Gallions Point Marina.
Commissioned by the Royal Docks Team