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#Identity festival at the Museum of London Docklands 7th and 8th March 2020

Identity festival (c) Museum of London

There is a lot of talk about identity nowadays but it is very difficult to define because we all play many different parts in our life.
To explore the idea of identity, the Museum of London Docklands is holding a free two day family festival on 7 & 8 March.

Identity festival (c) Museum of London

The #Identity festival will be full of lively, thought-provoking and creative activities exploring who we are and what makes us different from others around us. The event has been created by young British-Bangladeshi women from east London, in collaboration with the Osmani Trust, The festival is part of the Museum of London’s four-year collecting programme Curating London, focusing on four collecting projects around the city each year to change the way the museum collects objects and stories.

Identity festival (c) Museum of London

Over the weekend, families can learn all about Bangladeshi culture by taking part in a Bengali street food workshop, making their own traditional hand fans or opting for some decorative henna. There will also be the chance for visitors to immerse themselves in other cultures.

Identity festival (c) Museum of London

From sharing recipes in a community recipe book to printing your own unique t-shirt or bag and taking part in a community catwalk show, the festival will have a variety of activities designed to bring different communities together in celebration of each other’s identity.

Identity festival (c) Museum of London

In addition, there will be a host of other family-friendly activities taking place across the weekend including:

Silent Disco Zone exploring music from around the world
Conversation Booth allowing visitors to record their own story
A zine making workshop encouraging people to share their own identity
Performances by east London community and arts groups

One of the remarkable aspects of living in London is that many different communities come together to create a wonderfully diverse environment but we often know very little about all the different communities. This is an event is open to everyone to enjoy our similarities and differences with all the family.

#Identity festival
Museum of London Docklands
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March 2020

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