‘Unforgotten Lives’ presents the stories of Londoners of African, Caribbean, Asian and Indigenous heritage who lived and worked in the city between 1560 and 1860 and are recorded in London’s archives. This exclusive morning private view of the exhibition will feature a 20 minute talk with the archivists at the LMA, revealing the multi-layered stories of love, enterprise, wealth and family life; discrimination, hardship, resilience and resistance.
The exhibition is informed by an ongoing research project which aims to reveal London’s complex and long-standing diversity presenting evidence of community in documents created nearly 500 years ago. It celebrates well known figures from London’s past and introduces some of the thousands of names discovered in the archives.
Due to the nature of the space, there will not be any refreshments on offer but do join us for a coffee at Briki afterwards if you’d like to continue conversations and connections.
This KQ PV will take place in person at the London Metropolitan Archives. Once you have signed up via Eventbrite you will receive a reminder 48hrs before the event, along with any further information needed.
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