CultureTree to develop Yoruba Heritage Walking Trails and Murals

We have received funding from the Mayor of London’s Untold Stories fund (part of his Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm) to develop Yoruba Heritage Walking Trails and Murals in the borough of Southwark. 

The project will tell the story of the Yoruba community in Southwark through interactive Yoruba Heritage walking trails, an online oral history archive and a wall murals in Peckham, London. The mural will have a QR code, taking visitors to an online oral history archive, where they can hear interviews that capture and document the experiences of the Yoruba community in Southwark.

We will establish Southwark’s first Yoruba Community Group made up of residents and business owners of Yoruba heritage in Southwark.  We will also produce a series of trail guides to help people explore the rich history and heritage of the Yorubas in Southwark borough. The trail guides will cover a wide range of places, themes, and ideas of interest to tourists and locals alike. Each trail will contain a suggested walking route (or routes in some cases). It’ll cover streets and buildings, legends, and true stories, meet the locals, answer burning questions about Yoruba culture, and explore delicious Yoruba cuisine. 

Watch this space for more information as the project progresses.