This September Lambeth’s sixth Heritage Festival will be taking place across the borough.
Surrey Theatre costume designs for ‘The Moon Queen and King Night; or Harlequin Twilight’
pantomimes, by Alfred Henry Forrester under the pseudonym Alfred Crowquill. The 2018 Lambeth Heritage Festival returns for its sixth year and once again it offers an amazingly varied line-up of events that will be taking place across the borough throughout September.

This year’s festival is bigger than ever with over 90 separate events to choose from. There are talks, music, exhibitions, cinema and walks as well as children’s theatre and film workshops, together covering a whole spread of interests and from just about every geographical and historical perspective: everything from the bicentenary of the Old Vic through to a walk around the key sites for the history of Black music in Brixton; the 70th anniversary of the NHS in Lambeth and the 70th anniversary of the voyage of the Empire Windrush.

There are backstage tours of the National Theatre, of Lambeth Palace Library, the Cinema Museum and Black Cultural Archives; there are inspiring guided walks (and even cycle rides) that uncover fascinating aspects of Lambeth’s hidden histories: the plant life of Tooting Common, the magnificent Art Deco buildings of Streatham, the sites of circus and music-hall history in Waterloo and the stories of village neighbourhoods such as Balham Hill, Stockwell Green and Park Hill.

This programme has been kindly sponsored by the Walcot Foundation.

Once again, the Lambeth Heritage Festival displays the very best of Lambeth’s heritage and history. Please download the full brochure of events.