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As part of our #LimehouseLandmark season celebrating the heritage of our 150 year old home, we are on the look-out for local residents in Limehouse and Stepney who remember some of the different ways in which 43 White Horse Road (the old Limehouse Board of Works building) was used prior to it becoming Half Moon Young People’s Theatre twenty years ago in 1994.
Did you or a family member ever work in the building during its 150 year history? Do you have stories of people who used to come and go from the building? Did you or your family live on the street at any point over the last 150 years? Have you got photos of how the building used to look?
Young people from Half Moon will conduct short informal interviews with anyone who is happy to share their anecdotes of the building’s 150-year old history. The results will then be compiled and shared in a free commemorative day of celebrations on Saturday 1 November with a special exhibition with old photos and newspaper cuttings, free storytelling sessions inspired by the building and the chance for visitors to dress up in historical costumes and have their photo taken in a Time Machine photo-booth and performances of The Story Giant.
If you have memories you’d be happy to share, Half Moon would love to hear from you. You can phone 020 7709 8908, email email@example.com or pop into Half Moon for a cuppa and a chat.
The #LimehouseLandmark season, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Unity Theatre Trust, runs throughout autumn 2014 to celebrate the completion of Half Moon’s recent capital development project and the heritage of their 150 year old home. To date, the season has seen several hundred people attend free family events including Open House London Weekend in September, a photographic exhibition from David Mott and a day of free family activities, workshops and a ribbon cutting from Rushanara Ali MP (funded by Tower Hamlets Events Fund). The season will culminate on Saturday 6 December with a showcase of performances from all six of Half Moon’s Youth Theatres.