Rotherhithe Wallpaper Workshop
This drop-in activity is open to all during opening hours
Please come and contribute to our ever-growing wallpaper with your thoughts, feelings, memories and suggestions about Rotherhithe and this development. The wallpaper will be hung on the walls of the Rotherhithe Public Living Room over the course of the project for all to see and share their thoughts.
The Café of Lost and Found Memories
Rotherhithe is an area full of history and memories. Most of them are connected to the rich dockland history, some trace back to the times when this area was at the core of ship building industry in London, other memories cross countries and seas, whilst some speak about settlements and working-class heroes. Some histories are more hidden, unspoken, emerging from the life of the families who made Rotherhithe across the centuries.
The Café of Lost and Found Memories will be a temporary community cafe designed to map these memories, celebrate those in common and discuss their role in the local community.
Every Sunday a new “story inspired recipe” will be served at the cafe along with tea and coffee, and this will facilitate an informal conversation around the subject of the day. There will be 8 cafe sessions and each will have a historical theme relating to Rotherhithe. All food and drink served is free. We will provide halal, and vegan alternatives. See below for further information.
Come along, have some food, and a hot drink, and share with the other diners your stories, past memories and future hopes.
Sunday, 13 October
Foraging in Rotherhithe: biodiversity inspired bakes and teas
Sunday, 20 October
Shells in the nets: collecting tales from the docks
Sunday, 27 October
The Nordic Connection: berries and jams from not too far away lands
Sunday, 3 November
From the Mayflower until now: histories of migration and flavours from the world
Sunday, 10 November
Gas-holder stories: an “inflatable” Sunday breakfast
Sunday, 17 November
“The cultivation of flowers and trees is a civic duty”: Ada Salter and all edible flowers
Sunday, 24 November
Brunel bricks: baked engineered treats to talk about transport connections
Sunday, 1 December
Tasting Albion street: recipes from local business and places
Join us for an afternoon of food, workshops and talks about Albion Street, its history and development. We will be celebrating Rotherhithe’s main high-street through a Sunday Tea session where we will serve dishes inspired by some of the businesses and organisations which have been shaping this small but thriving segment of Rotherhithe for years.
On the day we will be making beautiful autumn flower compositions, we will learn how to reduce stress through every day activities, and we will taste some delicious food especially created for this event by local Albion Street businesses in collaboration with a food designer from public works.
Sunday, 8 December
The closing day will have a specially designed menu celebrating all the stories that you have shared with us