We Wear Heritage

This project focusses on the traditional attire and costumes of Brent’s diverse communities.  

This project aims to:

  • Explore and share the heritage of traditional attire covering life events, weddings, funerals and celebrations of culturally diverse communities.
  • Give people opportunities to participate in learning about heritage activities.
  • Award small grants to community groups to deliver heritage projects on traditional clothing of underserved communities in Brent, culminating in a showcase event for this project.
  • Collaborate with Brent Museum to build up heritage resources in local archives.

Volunteering Opportunities

As a volunteer you can choose to participate in this heritage project in the following ways:

  • Become a member of the Steering Group if interested in preserving the memories of underserved communities.
  • Learn heritage skills to explore the heritage sources (i.e. traditional attire) located in London’s museums.
  • Deliver outreach sessions to raise awareness of this project.
  • Work closely with funded community groups to organise collection events for local people to bring and share traditional clothing or photographs and stories.
  • Organise pop-up events on traditional clothing from local communities.

If you are interested in these volunteering opportunities, we would love to hear from you.  For more information and to get involved please contact info@cvsbrent.org.uk

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