History of Docklands in Idea Store Canary Wharf
Exhibition : Evolution of the Isle of Dogs
An exhibition of Local History Archive images
Thursday 1 – Thursday 29 February, free entry
Explore the transformation of the Isle of Dogs, its development, its forgotten places and historic buildings, see how people lived in the past.
The exhibition of Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive images rediscovers everyday life, celebrations, street images from past decades and development milestones of the Isle of Dogs.
Talk : From Marshland to Manhattan-on-Thames
The Isle of Dogs from 1800s to the present day
Saturday 10 February 2024, 2.00 -3.30pm, free entry
Until 1802, the Isle of Dogs was a windswept marshy pastureland inhabited by a few hundred agricultural workers and their livestock. Join Con Maloney from the Friends of Island History Trust as he describes the major events that transformed and shaped the modern-day Island.
Half-term activities (For children aged 4 years and above)
Build a bridge
Monday 12 February, 3 – 4pm, free entry
Ever wondered why East London has no bridges across the Thames? Discover the answer why and help craft your very own Thames crossing with us! Join the event for a thrilling afternoon of crafting using recycled materials, unleashing your creativity!
Create a collage
Thursday 15 February, 3 – 4pm, free entry
Join the Idea Store for an eye-opening journey into Docklands’ history and its incredible transformations! Make a collage! Draw, colour and glue things that bring you joy and remind you of home!