Southwark today

Heritage project & exhibition design, 2021 - 2022
Syrup are working on a project about the borough of Southwark and the people who are part of it. The project will run throughout 2021 and will end in an exhibition expected to open in June 2022 at the Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library.

Through a range of events and creative workshops, we want to being the process of making sure local people have their recent history, experiences and stories reflected in the local history archives.

The exhibition includes a zine library and new commissioned work by the Camberwell Incredibles, artist Hayley Wall and a film about La Liga women’s football league with filmmaker Justyna Kabala.

Other work on display includes a showcase of community action groups including Peckham Vision, Latin Elephant, and The Chateau. The exhibition also showcases One Picture My Story, an oral history project about the lives of older black members of the community.

The exhibtion will open on Monday 6 June 2022 and be in place for at least a year.

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Southwark Heritage Centre & Walworth Library Open Day / 9 October 2021

Zine workshop: Zoe / Sweet Thang
Displaced trader stories: Desiree & Romina / Latin Hub
Mural workshop: Nicki & Abi / Colouring Spaces & Accessibility Project UK
Scribing: Rachel / F.A.T Studio
Photography exhibition: La Liga by Syrup & Justyna Kabala; Castle Square Community Carnival by Fergus Riley

Archive material pictured: Dr Harold Moody Archive

Project support: Ren Miranda Antelo
Heritage team: Lisa, Jessie & Patricia
With thanks to: Stefano & the library team

Event photography: Tom McCaughan

Southwark today opening display
Case photography: Tom McCaughan

Display case includes: F.A.T Studio / Insights @ London College of Communication / Khroma Collective / Justyna Kabala / The Feminist Library / Supersmashers @ South London Gallery

Archive film:
edited by Bella Riza

Download or view the Opening Display Guide

Images provided by Southwark Archives / Phil Polglaze

Visit to the Local History Archive and Museum Collections, December 2020

Project credits

Research support
Toni Dyer-Miller

Exhibiton design support
Émilie Loiseleur

With thanks to
Nana Opoku
Ambrose Omoma
Lisa Soverell & The London Screen Archives
Judy, Patricia, Jessie, Helen & the SHC&WL library staff

Syrup 2022