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Migration and Digital Stories

Following the meeting and Webinar, Globalnet21 together with the Migration Museum Project plans to record a number of Digital Stories partly on audio but some on video that tells the stories of the experiences of Migrants in the UK.

So if you are a migrant, you know migrants who would like to be involved or you work with the migrant communities and you would like to take part, then please let us know and come along to this meeting where we will make a number of recordings.

These recordings will be used in the Migrant Museum’s work with schools to involve students in the history of migration in the UK and the experiences of migrants themselves.

Azita is a Turkish migrant who came from a small rural community in Turkey. Listen to her experiences when she came face to face with cosmopolitan London Listen to her story here

The UK is an Island of Migrants from our very early days and it has helped to create a rich and diverse fabric to our society. The story of that history is an important one for us all as it is part of our rich heritage.

The museum will be an enquiry into who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Britons at home and abroad have a shared cultural history and an exciting future. The Museum aims to represent the thrilling tales, the emotion and the history that have gone into shaping our national fabric.

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  • terence f.

    Good gathering of interesting and interested people keen to share and support the digital archive. Thanks Francis.

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • Zorro

    Covent Garden Memories include some who were migrants, or children of migrants. The area (and Soho adjacent ) has had many migrants over the decades if not centuries. I've lived off and on in the Garden since moving to join my mother and then younger sister in around 1969/70. Many of my mother's friends locally were migrants that she met and knew from her job as staff nurse at St John's Hospital in Lisle Street until her retirement in the 1980s.

    July 16, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Thanks for these suggestions, I will check them out. Good luck with your family needs. Emily

      July 17, 2014

  • Zorro

    Unfortunately I can not now come to this as I have to visit my aging stepfather in Sussex tomorrow evening.

    July 16, 2014

  • Emily M.

    Hello all, looking forward to meeting you and seeing some people again tomorrow. Please do let us know if you can no longer attend so we can plan timings. Looking forward to discussing and hearing some interesting stories! Thank you. Emily

    July 16, 2014

  • Anja B.

    Women for Refugee Women, where I work, has done a participatory video project with refugee women and has made a few short films telling women's stories - see here: Could these be part of the project, or is it new material only?

    June 25, 2014

    • Emily M.

      Yes, thanks for the link Anja. It will be good to share links to projects like this along with our own digital stories on the new site.

      July 16, 2014

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    July 16, 2014

  • Zorro

    I am interested; my father was a migrant in 1929 and we know little of what it was like for him, aged 19 and coming from India to London to be a student at Imperial College studying for his BSc. In fact we know very little about his time, travels, etc., or recall him saying much about this. My elder sister recalls a love of ballet, more Ballets Russes rather than Sadlers Wells she thinks.

    He travelled on the Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd ship Orvieto, from Colombo to London (Tilbury) and his destination was 21 Cromwell Road London, now the French Consulate.

    1 · July 8, 2014


    Thank you i will be great to join you in your team so we can work together.

    1 · July 1, 2014

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