10 Day Count Down – Tower Hamlets
Tick tock, the count down continues!
In 10 days time we will be winding our way around the wonderful streets of Tower Hamlets, tracing the footsteps of the Huguenot silk weavers and visiting a park dedicated to the memory of Altab Ali – a symbol of the anti-racism movement. All kinds of wonderful stories and histories will be shared and shown to you – did you know there is even a Mulberry Tree there – this is a special kind of tree that silk worms feed on?
This walk has been hugely popular, but there are still some places available.
Read more, see the route map and book your place here: 16th Sept Tower Hamlets Walk
It will be a journey of surprises from Kew to Southend, with speakers, music, performances and lots of walking!
The whole UK walking programme can be viewed here: UK Walks
There are still a few places left on the India Walks, for more info go here: India Walks
Tower Hamlets and ‘A’ Team Arts have worked with:
- 19 Princelet Street – Museum of Immigration
- St Anne’s, Limehouse
- St Matthias Community Centre
- Museum of London Docklands
- UAL Central Saint Martins
Tower Hamlets’ youth arts provider, ‘A’ Team Arts, has been working with young people in the borough for 38 years. They employ specialist tutors in all art forms and run regular youth arts sessions at their base at the Brady Arts Centre in Whitechapel, as well as in other youth settings across the borough.
‘A’ Team Arts admires the ambition of the Silk River project and think it will be a way for the participants to learn about their heritage, to mix with other people from different faiths and ethnicities, as well as learning a new skill and developing themselves as artists.