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Festival of Home 2021: all about belonging

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ever Festival of Home.

From panels and workshops, to drag and poetry, the whole Museum site came alive with an array of activities all exploring what belonging looks like at home, who's granted belonging and where people belong.

The Festival of Home supported our annual Campaign for Change with dedicated programming. This year's campaign Behind the Door, centres on the homelessness that is happening every day in London, often behind closed doors, and often for women and families. 

Tati Canteen
Aida Prints
Bonita Chola
Emma Dabiri

Speakers, panelists and chairs

The Hidden Challenges of Women in the Home

What White Institutions Can Do Next

What's Home When You're Homeless?

Combining activism with storytelling

The Changing Landscape of Hackney

Writing to Belong

Is there a future where everyone has a home?

You can sign Shelter's letter to Michael Gove:

And watch Shelter's campaign video Fight for Home by @Wretch32  -

The Future of Home

Music and live performance

Numbi Arts @numbiarts

In Her Strength @inherstrength

The Bitten Peach @BittenPeachUK

The Words We Carry

Change the Word Poetry Fellows

Film and podcasts

Londown podcast by Open City @OpenCityLondon

London On Lockdown

Belonging on Film

Belonging Through Objects


Photography with Aisha Olamide Seriki @OccupiedbytheLense

Figurative sculpture with @BLKBRDcollective

Print is Power posters with @AidaWilde

Embroidery with Angela Camacho @TheBonitaChola

Paper sculptures with @BenConnors

Lunch clubs

East End Bangla café @TATI.Canteen

Indonesian home cook Spoons @eatwithsp00ns


Olivia Armstrong @OliviaStories

Valerie Bloom

Food and drink

For a reminder of the full schedule (pdf)

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