Sharing Stories (above) was a short film made in 2016 by local young people. Sharing Stories recorded the oral histories of older people living in the area. The film creates a moving and lasting record of the stories and experiences that were shared. Sharing Stories was made as part of Telegraph Hill Festival 2016 with assistance from Goldsmiths Annual Fund. You can find out more about the making of the film and the whole project here.
In September 2017, local people organised a brilliantly festive day of fun, Telegraph Hill Soapbox Derby. This lovely montage by local photographer Gilson Pereira captures some of the spirit of the day:
Telegraph Hill Festival builds and sustain a strong sense of community by ensuring that all members of our community are involved in and engaged by the festival.
St Catherine’s Church, Hatcham and Telegraph Hill Centre are the primary sponsors of Telegraph Hill Festival, giving us space free of charge well ahead of the Festival – in the Centre’s case foregoing the rental income it needs to survive – and going the extra mile to accomodate us and ensure that we have everything we need. We really couldn’t do it without them.
We are very grateful to all of the local venues who work with us to accommodate so many events and put up with having their own activities disrupted.
Telegraph Hill Festival is run on a voluntary basis. No one involved with the Festival is paid. This voluntary ethos extends to all the performers and creatives involved in all aspects of the Festival.
We’re hugely grateful to everyone who gets involved in helping Telegraph Hill Festival happen.