NIGHT OF FESTIVALS HOUNSLOW 2019

Celebrating Hounslow's Heritage

As part of a new heritage focused project in Hounslow, Night of Festivals explored the idea of ‘shared community heritage’. Using stories and experiences from families who migrated to Hounslow in the 60s and 70s, the project unearthed and shared the moments and memories that help turned the Borough into one of the most diverse communities in the country.

Interviews from this project have been passed to London Borough of Hounslow local archive and fill an important gap in the department’s material. The full length videos will shortly be available directly from, or at, the local archive (Feltham & Chiswick Library).

 

This project was made possible by support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

In response to the interviews, local pupils from Reach Academy and Beavers Community Primary School, worked with renowned comic illustrator, Kev F Sutherland, to reimagine some of the stories and create their very own Hounslow Histories comic.