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Docklands History comes to life in UEL exhibition

The University of East London (UEL) Archives will be hosting a special exhibition next week entitled Silvertown and North Woolwich (E16) Past and Present. The exhibition has been organised as part of the 2018 London Festival of Architecture whose theme for this year's events has been to explore notions of `identity.'

Created as part of the university's civic engagement project on North Woolwich and Silvertown with Royal Docks Community Voice, the exhibition will tell the social stories and journeys of different identities in E16 through oral history, photo bunting, videos, books, exhibition stands, games, lost pubs and more! The exhibition will showcase stories from the land, water and people and will include both our own work combined with materials on loan specifically for the exhibition from Tate and Lyle, the Craftory, Dr. Loraine Leeson and Peter Dunn.

It all begins with a launch event on Monday, 11th June 2018 between 6pm and 8pm and the exhibition will then be open from Tuesday 12 June to Saturday 16th June 2018. Most days will welcome guests from 10am-5pm though there will be a late finish on Wednesday 13th (7pm) and a late start on Saturday 16th (12pm).

To find out more about the exhibition, visit the Tate Lives project on social media on both Twitter (@TateLiveProject) or Facebook ( If you have any further enquiries, please contact the UEL Archivist Paul Dudman on 020 8223 7676 or

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:00 to Saturday, 16 June 2018 17:00