What we're about

This group is for anyone who is interested in exploring museums, galleries, talks and events around the multiple narratives of history. We will be visiting reputed cultural institutions that are engaged in the topic of representation and decolonisation.
The group is open to everyone and should appeal to people who want to explore and interrogate history and culture beyond the official narratives.
The group sizes for each event will be limited so that we can get together and share our thoughts and experiences after the visits.

Upcoming events (4)

Empire Then & Now: In-person walking tour around Westminster

Parliament Square

£5.00

Join me on a walking tour around Westminster - the beating heart of British politics, that was once the centre of a global empire. Even though Britain’s imperial power is relegated to history, the long process of its rise and fall define the world we live in today.
I will tell you a story spanning three centuries though the characters represented by the monuments in the area. You will be amazed by how some of that history connects to our present.

Meeting point is by the statue of Churchill in Parliament Square.

The Route:
We will start and end the walk in Parliament Square - opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.
The walk is approximately 2km.

After the walk:
We won’t be having an organised visit to a cafe or pub but there are several options in the area to continue enjoying your day out.
Have a walk and/or a picnic in St. James Park or cross the Westminster bridge and head over to Southbank for some culture, entertainment, pubs and restaurants.
There is a Pret, Itsu and Nero on Marsham St, 10mins from Parliament Square.
You can even continue down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square and pop into the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery (free, booking required).
Make a day of it!

Health and Safety:
COVID
* If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please follow the government’s stay at home guidance
* Please try and maintain social distance with people who are not a part of your household
* Feel free to keep your mask on during the tour. As this tour is entirely outdoors, masks are not compulsory but advisable while walking though crowded areas and speaking to other members of the group
* For further COVID-19 guidance, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Road Safety
We will be walking along the main road so please be aware of traffic and adhere to the traffic lights.
Please also be aware that the tour starts and ends in front of the Parliament where there might be protests and demonstrations on the weekend.

About History Speak:
Hi! My name is Manasi and I run the History Speak culture and heritage consultancy.
My background is in creating Narrative Environments and I enjoy storytelling through spatial experiences such as waking tours and workshops.

Empire Then & Now: In-person walking tour around Westminster

Parliament Square

£5.00

Join me on a walking tour around Westminster - the beating heart of British politics, that was once the centre of a global empire. Even though Britain’s imperial power is relegated to history, the long process of its rise and fall define the world we live in today.
I will tell you a story spanning three centuries though the characters represented by the monuments in the area. You will be amazed by how some of that history connects to our present.

Meeting point is by the statue of Churchill in Parliament Square.

The Route:
We will start and end the walk in Parliament Square - opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.
The walk is approximately 2km.

After the walk:
We won’t be having an organised visit to a cafe or pub but there are several options in the area to continue enjoying your day out.
Have a walk and/or a picnic in St. James Park or cross the Westminster bridge and head over to Southbank for some culture, entertainment, pubs and restaurants.
There is a Pret, Itsu and Nero on Marsham St, 10mins from Parliament Square.
You can even continue down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square and pop into the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery (free, booking required).
Make a day of it!

Health and Safety:
COVID
* If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please follow the government’s stay at home guidance
* Please try and maintain social distance with people who are not a part of your household
* Feel free to keep your mask on during the tour. As this tour is entirely outdoors, masks are not compulsory but advisable while walking though crowded areas and speaking to other members of the group
* For further COVID-19 guidance, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Road Safety
We will be walking along the main road so please be aware of traffic and adhere to the traffic lights.
Please also be aware that the tour starts and ends in front of the Parliament where there might be protests and demonstrations on the weekend.

About History Speak:
Hi! My name is Manasi and I run the History Speak culture and heritage consultancy.
My background is in creating Narrative Environments and I enjoy storytelling through spatial experiences such as waking tours and workshops.

Empire Then & Now: In-person walking tour around Westminster

Parliament Square

£5.00

Join me on a walking tour around Westminster - the beating heart of British politics, that was once the centre of a global empire. Even though Britain’s imperial power is relegated to history, the long process of its rise and fall define the world we live in today.
I will tell you a story spanning three centuries though the characters represented by the monuments in the area. You will be amazed by how some of that history connects to our present.

Meeting point is by the statue of Churchill in Parliament Square.

The Route:
We will start and end the walk in Parliament Square - opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.
The walk is approximately 2km.

After the walk:
We won’t be having an organised visit to a cafe or pub but there are several options in the area to continue enjoying your day out.
Have a walk and/or a picnic in St. James Park or cross the Westminster bridge and head over to Southbank for some culture, entertainment, pubs and restaurants.
There is a Pret, Itsu and Nero on Marsham St, 10mins from Parliament Square.
You can even continue down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square and pop into the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery (free, booking required).
Make a day of it!

Health and Safety:
COVID
* If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please follow the government’s stay at home guidance
* Please try and maintain social distance with people who are not a part of your household
* Feel free to keep your mask on during the tour. As this tour is entirely outdoors, masks are not compulsory but advisable while walking though crowded areas and speaking to other members of the group
* For further COVID-19 guidance, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Road Safety
We will be walking along the main road so please be aware of traffic and adhere to the traffic lights.
Please also be aware that the tour starts and ends in front of the Parliament where there might be protests and demonstrations on the weekend.

About History Speak:
Hi! My name is Manasi and I run the History Speak culture and heritage consultancy.
My background is in creating Narrative Environments and I enjoy storytelling through spatial experiences such as waking tours and workshops.

Empire Then & Now: In-person walking tour around Westminster

Parliament Square

£5.00

Join me on a walking tour around Westminster - the beating heart of British politics, that was once the centre of a global empire. Even though Britain’s imperial power is relegated to history, the long process of its rise and fall define the world we live in today.
I will tell you a story spanning three centuries though the characters represented by the monuments in the area. You will be amazed by how some of that history connects to our present.

Meeting point is by the statue of Churchill in Parliament Square.

The Route:
We will start and end the walk in Parliament Square - opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.
The walk is approximately 2km.

After the walk:
We won’t be having an organised visit to a cafe or pub but there are several options in the area to continue enjoying your day out.
Have a walk and/or a picnic in St. James Park or cross the Westminster bridge and head over to Southbank for some culture, entertainment, pubs and restaurants.
There is a Pret, Itsu and Nero on Marsham St, 10mins from Parliament Square.
You can even continue down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square and pop into the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery (free, booking required).
Make a day of it!

Health and Safety:
COVID
* If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please follow the government’s stay at home guidance
* Please try and maintain social distance with people who are not a part of your household
* Feel free to keep your mask on during the tour. As this tour is entirely outdoors, masks are not compulsory but advisable while walking though crowded areas and speaking to other members of the group
* For further COVID-19 guidance, please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Road Safety
We will be walking along the main road so please be aware of traffic and adhere to the traffic lights.
Please also be aware that the tour starts and ends in front of the Parliament where there might be protests and demonstrations on the weekend.

About History Speak:
Hi! My name is Manasi and I run the History Speak culture and heritage consultancy.
My background is in creating Narrative Environments and I enjoy storytelling through spatial experiences such as waking tours and workshops.

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