Sweet Thames Project Launch and Digitisation Event

Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage Project Launch and Digitisation Drop-in Open Day Event.

Saturday 2nd July 2022, 11am to 3:30pm, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML), Cecil Sharp House, NW1 7AY.

Do you have any photographs taken at London folk clubs over the years? Do you have any London folk club memorabilia, such as flyers, programmes or posters hidden away? If you do then we are very interested in having a look at what you have. The VWML has some examples saved in their archive collections, but many have been lost to time.

If you would be happy to contribute any of your photos or memorabilia to our heritage project and the VWML archive (digital copies or actual items) then please bring them along on this open-day at any time between 11am and 3:30pm. The library staff will digitise them for you while you drink tea and eat cake!  Alternatively, just come along and find out more about the project and talk to the project team about getting involved.

You can come at any time during the day and we look forward to meeting you on our very special project launch day.

If you have a large collection to digitise then please email our project administrator Dr Zoe Bliss zoe@starcreativeheritage.org in advance requesting a specified timeslot or even an alternative day. We could even help transport the heritage items for you.

All digitised resources will be credited accurately and we will have a release form for you to sign and place any stipulations or restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Access to Cecil Sharp House

Cecil Sharp House has step-free access to all floors via a lift. The lift can be accessed from the car park on the Gloucester Avenue gate side of the building.

Please note there is no ‘level access’ in or out of the building and so if you think you may need help evacuating in an emergency please do get in touch with Cecil Sharp House at info@efdss.org to discuss what support you may need. For more information about access visit:


Mac McGann and Dorris Henderson. Thanks to Sacha McGann.

Peta, Pete and Pete Assembly House Courtesy of Pete Cooper
With thanks to Sheila Miller.