Night of Festivals shines a spotlight on Hounslow’s rich heritage
Night of Festivals will return to Bell Square & Hounslow High Street for a fourth year running. Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this year’s festival will feature a specially designed ‘pop-up museum’. Community researchers have been working with Hounslow’s Local Studies Department to reveal the people, places and stories that make the town tick. Throughout the festival, audiences can visit the ‘pop-up museum’ for free to explore this new material.
Alongside this research, artist Kully Rehal has been into four of the local primary schools to work with over 300 hundred students producing flags & banners depicting some of the key moments and stories from the town’s past. School groups will parade their artwork through the High Street as part of the wider festival which takes place on 9 – 10 June.
Image: Hounslow boar figurines from the Iron Age, now in the British Museum. © The Trustees of the British Museum.