Exploring East End African & Caribbean archive collections

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives 277 Bancroft Road E1 4DQ
Black History Month, Community events, Heritage and museums, Workshops and activities
Saturday 4th November 2023 (10:30-16:30)

How are the East London borough archives caring for African & Caribbean history? Come and find out. This community event takes place at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives and features guest speakers from Hackney.

We will hear from archivists and community members about the process of depositing their collections at borough archives. Find out about the ways in which the histories of African & Caribbean communities in the East End are being preserved and celebrated. Discover how to care for your own records at home too in an interactive workshop.


  • Singer, Songwriter and Activist, Janice Knight explores her archive collection with Dr Etienne Joseph, Archives Manager, Hackney Archives


  • Light refreshments – provided


  • Harry Cumberbatch MBE, community worker, talks about depositing his archive at Tower Hamlets in conversation with Richard Wiltshire, Archives Manager, Tower Hamlets Council


  • Interactive ‘DIY collections care’ workshop with Genova Messiah and Richard Wiltshire from Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives. Bring examples or stories from your own records at home and find out how to keep them safe!

This event is FREE but please book your place.