An invitation from Councillor Anyanwu

I am delighted to welcome you to the programme of events for the 2022 Lambeth Heritage Festival, taking place throughout the month of September. In the festival’s tenth year, a varied line up of over 40 events will represent our fantastic and diverse communities here in Lambeth.

I am passionate to ensure that the history of Lambeth’s people and places is shared widely, both with residents and with other Londoners, and is preserved for generations to come. This year there are a range of activities available for residents to get involved in, from talks, music and films to exhibitions, walks and workshops, uncovering local secrets and histories known often by few.

The festival also offers the occasion to discover the more unusual places, such as the new Lambeth Palace Library, Brixton Windmill, the Heathwall River or Brixton’s Blue Plaques. We also take this opportunity to celebrate the diversity that makes our borough the fantastic place it is, with events talking about the history of local Black, Muslim and Polish communities. Make sure to not miss the Lambeth Local History Fair at St John’s Waterloo Church on Saturday 3 September.

The Lambeth Heritage Festival really does showcase some of the best things that are taking place in Lambeth, and I look forward to celebrating our borough and its history with you.

I would like to thank Lambeth Archives and the Lambeth Local History Forum for bringing forward such an innovative programme of events.

Headshot of Councillor Donatus Anyanwu

Cllr Donatus Anyanwu
Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Leisure and Sport