Over the past few months we have been very busy recruiting volunteers and interviewing local residents to gather contents for the upcoming exhibition. We are very pleased to say that the exhibition is now open and will be on display until the 6th October 2019. Don’t miss it! To know more, please read the press-release below.
Capturing an evolving place and its community from the 1950s onwards
The ‘Changing Sudbury’ exhibition is part of ‘Changing Sudbury’, an exciting 1-year long heritage community project exploring the rich social and cultural history of Sudbury from the 1950s onwards through the memories of first generation arrivals and existing residents who saw, lived through, and contributed to its changes, shaping the diverse and multifaceted Sudbury we know today. This exhibition, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is the first of a series of outputs that will be produced over the course of the project, and will run from the 19th July to the 6th October 2019 at The Library at Willesden Green.How did life in Sudbury and the surrounding area changed from the 1950s? What stories can people’s lives tell us about the wider changes in the fabric of a place and its community? ‘Changing Sudbury’ exhibition brings to the foreground an untold narrative, presenting the research uncovered by a group of dedicated volunteers who interviewed local residents, capturing their fascinating memories.
From changes in shops and shopping habits, to the interaction between communities coming together socially in and around Sudbury and beyond, to religious institutions who’s congregations modified in response to the needs of new communities (nowadays, temples and mosques are alongside synagogues and churches), to the use of modern appliances, like fridges and washing machines, that changed the way people lived their lives, the range of changes is wide and captivating, and the exhibition will guide the viewer through a journey of discovery and reminiscence.
Why not come and view the exhibition, or even add your own memories! It will be held at The Library at Willesden Green, on the ground floor, from the 19th July to 6th October 2019. The opening reception will be on Friday 19th July, from 5pm to 7pm.
‘Changing Sudbury’ will run until March 2020 and will produce a collection of oral histories, exhibitions, a booklet, a film, a website and educational resources. The project is delivered by Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre and made possible by National Lottery players thanks to £75,600 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Stuart Hobley, Area Director London & South at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Projects like Changing Sudbury prove that our heritage is about so much more than just objects in museums or historic houses, it is about the stories of people and the journeys of communities. We’re delighted to support this project thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.”
Exhibition opening reception: Friday 19th July 2019, from 5pm to 7pm
Exhibition dates: from 19th July 2019 to 6th October 2019
Location: The Library at Willesden Green (ground floor), 95 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SF
Opening time: Monday to Friday 9am-8pm, weekends 10am-5pm
How to get here: Underground – The Library at Willesden Green is ten minutes walk from Willesden Green station (Jubilee Line). Buses – 52, 302, 98, 260, 266, 460
About The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Using money raised by the National Lottery, we Inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk.
About Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre
Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre is a friendly community-based charity running an adult day centre for older residents living in the Brent, Ealing and Harrow areas. Our main area of work is day-care, which we have been providing since we were established in 1979, and this is the main focus of what we do at the Centre. As part of this work, we also offer a wide range of activities and events suited to our day care users, and the general public, for older adults.
Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more and get involved:
To download the press-release in PDF format please click here: Changing Sudbury Press Release FINAL
Ph. John Abbey, image cortesy of Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre