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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4534
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 2005 - 2011
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): River Cultures Festival


Administrative/Biographical history:

River Cultures Festival Limited, a not for profit company, began life in August 2002 as an annual Summer festival offering local young people the opportunity to showcase their Summer work in the Isle of Dogs. The company was registered in March 2003. The basis of the organisation has been to link local, international and business communities through arts, heritage and workshop activities. These aims have been achieved through partnerships and funding for heritage projects through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In 2012 the Festival was based at 24 Knighthead Point, The Quarterdeck, London, with registered office at Akeman Business Park, 81-82 Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire. In 2013 registered address was Suite 1 Caxton House, Old Station Road, Loughton, Essex.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the River Cultures Festival, comprising final published project oral histories 'Memories of the genuine children of Limehouse Chinatown': 'the photographs down memory lane' and 'what we remember' (2005), 'Spinning Lifestyles by East London's Bangladeshi families' (2007), and original recordings for the project 'Walking Proud in East London' (2011).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Catalogued under one sub-fond: LMA/4534/01: Oral History Projects.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 2007 and 2011.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further original recordings of oral history projects are held elsewhere: 'I am an Indian Dancer in London' is held at Victoria and Albert Museum. 'Limehouse Chinatown' (oral history of the 'genuine children of Limehouse Chinatown') is held at Eastside Community Heritage. Original recordings for 'Spinning Lifestyles' are not deposited and remain with the depositor.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
June to August 2010, with additions February 2012.

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