Southwark today



Heritage project & exhibition design, 2021 - 2022
Syrup are working on a project about the borough of Southwark and its people to be included in the new Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library. The project will run throughout 2021 and will culminate in an exhibition expected to open in spring 2022.

Through a programme of events and creative workshops, we want to make sure the people of Southwark have their experiences, voices and stories included in the local history of the borough.

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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

Project support: Ren
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 Omama
Lisa Soverell & The London Screen Archives



Syrup 2021