On Friday 23rd September we will be hosting a Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage Reminiscence Event on Zoom between 6pm and 8pm. The main purpose of this is to include club audiences, regulars, hosts and performers, who are now situated outside of London, in the Sweet Thames project. It is also open to people inside London and those already active in the project to participate. We are focusing on London Folk Clubs only for this project.
We are delighted to announce that the wonderful and deeply influential folk musician and singer Peggy Seeger will be joining us for this online event to talk about her early involvement in London Folk Clubs from the late 1950s onwards. Audience members will be invited to participate in a Q and A session.
It is a free event and all are welcome, you just need to register a place here.
When you have registered you will receive a Zoom meeting invitation that will enable you to join the event within a few days. Please don’t share the link with anyone as we would like all attendees to have registered. Any problems please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This online event will also include an introduction to the project and some break-out room discussions focusing on various aspects of London Folk Clubs. We want it to be fun, informative, inclusive and a chance for those involved over the years to share their memories and reflections.
The event will be recorded and archived along with our recently collected oral history recordings, at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library in perpetuity. You can attend without turning your camera on if you prefer. Having your camera on means that you consent to being recorded.
If you are unable to make this online event, we will be hosting another in December this year. Do sign up to our mailing list to hear about all of our forthcoming events here.
Thanks to the National Lottery Players and the National Lottery Heritage Fund for making Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage possible.
Main image: Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, 1980. Taken by Tom Paley