Earlier this month, we invited members of the African and Caribbean communities living and working in Sutton to contribute with images of a loved object -from a photograph, to a family heirloom and even a song or recipe- and the story behind it. In her submission, Selam shared photographs of her Mesob, reflected on its… Continue reading object_ive: A Mesob, made in Eritrea
Black History Month (BHM) was first launched in London in the 1980s, to inspire local communities to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the British history that was not being taught in schools. To mark the start of Black History Month this year, we launched a new project, The Locals: object_ive. For this… Continue reading Making connections
As we approach October and Black History Month, we have once again refocused The Locals with the aim of creating a rapid response style collection display. This iteration of the project asks the African and Caribbean communities living or working in the borough, to answer the following question: ‘What one possession or item in your… Continue reading the locals: object_ive
Hangeul Day (한글날, Hangeul Nal), also known as the Korean Alphabet Day, is a national holiday celebrated on the 9th of October (South Korea, since 1970) and the 15th of January (North Korea) to commemorate the invention and proclamation of Hangeul (한글). What is Hangeul? In short, Hangeul is the Korean alphabet consisting of 24… Continue reading Hangeul Day: Celebrating the Korean Alphabet
Back in March we launched The Locals: Diaries project, and invited people living and working locally to record their experiences and feelings during the lockdown period in any format they wished. We have now received nearly 100 submissions including writing, poetry, photographs, videos and art reflecting on life during the first 6 months of the… Continue reading Last chance to submit your diaries!
Sutton Cultural Services are delighted to announce that Whitehall Historic House in Cheam and Honeywood Museum in Carshalton, will be reopening their doors from the 23 July 2020. With measures in place to welcome visitors safely, and new temporary exhibitions and children’s activity packs to delight visitors old and new, the team are thrilled to invite visitors back through the doors to enjoy these two unique local heritage attractions.
give people a voice through one to one advocacy and self-advocacy groups. Advocacy for All runs two groups in Sutton for people with learning disabilities. Speak Up Sutton is for adults and Action Voices is for young people (aged 12-25)
Scheherazade works in Sutton’s Cultural Services team. Part of #TheLocalsDiaries project, this diary entry follows her previous reflection on Ramadan during lockdown. The last ten days of Ramadan are the most spiritual. Most people who are fasting through Ramadan find these last few days bittersweet. There is a feeling of sadness that the month is… Continue reading Reflections on Eid al-Fitr
Whilst we consider the themes for this year’s International Museum Day (18 May) – #equality #diversity #inclusion – and as we start #CreativityandWellbeing week (18-24 May), we thought we’d take a quick look back at one of our Whitehall ‘Mystery Object’ sessions from last year. Run in partnership with Sutton Mencap, Mystery Object sessions use… Continue reading Mystery Object: Make Your Mark
Caroline is the Volunteer Officer for Sutton Cultural Services, and is currently deployed in a role supporting Meals on Wheels. In this diary entry -submitted as part of #TheLocalsDiaries project- she reflects on her ‘lockdown’ birthday and her experience in her current role. Note: Some names in this entry have been changed to protect the… Continue reading Lessons Learnt from a Lockdown Birthday