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Here are just a few of the excellent articles and reviews about our work.

Oct 15, 2013

Sky News Royal Correspondent Alastair Bruce presents a reflective short film on immigration and pays a visit to 19 Princelet Street.

View the film here.

Oct 15, 2013

Has immigration been a good thing or a bad thing for the UK?

Susie Symes, Chair of 19 Princelet Street contributes to this interactive graphic produced by Sky News.

View the graphic here.

Oct 10, 2013

LET THEM COME: WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM HIGH LEVELS OF IMMIGRATION

Susie Symes, Chair of 19 Princelet Street takes part in a spirited debate on immigration for Intelligence Squared.

You can view the debate online here.

Dec 31, 2012
BBC Radio 4 logoAs 1 in 8 people in England and Wales are now born abroad, BBC Radio4's influential Today programme used this 'extraordinary museum' to explore how the human spirit responds to immigration.
Jun 15, 2012

BBC This WeekIn a report for the BBC's This Week, author and journalist Sarfraz Manzoor visited 19 Princelet Street to question the planned curbs on migration and the significance of people's earnings, as he recounted his family's arrival in the UK.

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Oct 3, 2011

Katie Scott of Wired magazine has her imagination captured by 19 Princelet Street during Open House Weekend.

Read Katie's article here

The Svoboda News logo. RFE/RFL Russian Service
19 Princelet Street shares a news story with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
21 Feb, 2011.


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The BBC Radio London logo. BBC Radio London
Robert Elms discusses one of his favourite places, 19 Princelet Street, "one of the most charismatic, moving, beautiful places in all London."
17 July, 2010.

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BBC News. BBC London News
Historian Dan Cruikshank visits Princelet Street as part of the BBC London News series on the History of London.
22 January, 2010.

Watch the clip here

BBC World News Logo BBC World News - Fast Track
Thalia Pellegrini suggests 19 Princelet Street as an alternative way for tourists to explore London.
September, 2008.

Watch the feature here.

The Evening Standard. The Evening Standard
Nick Curtis gives the Suitcases and Sanctuary exhibition a 5 star review in London's Evening Standard newspaper.
17th June 2008.

Read the article here.

The Daily Politics. BBC 2 - The Daily Politics
Susie Symes, Chair of the Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street, discusses immigration issues on the BBC2 Daily Politics television show.
29th November 2007.

Watch an extract of the programme here.


The BBC Radio London logo. BBC London - 2012 Olympics Live
Susie Symes joins BBC London's Big George as part of the BBC's 2012 Olympics Live coverage.
24th July 2007.

Listen to the feature here.


The Irish Times logo. Irish Times
Piaras Mac Éinrí visits Tower Hamlets Register Office, where a little piece of history is made...
14th July 2007.

Read the article here.


The BBC Radio London logo. BBC Radio London
Susie Symes and Holta Loku, a refugee and volunteer at 19 Princelet Street, discus Refugee Week on the BBC Radio London Inspirit show presented by Jumoke Fashola.
24th June 2007.

Listen to the feature here.


The BBC Radio 4 logo. BBC Radio 4
The World Tonight
Susie Symes, Chair of the Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street, discusses the impact of immigration from EU member states in light of new Home Office figures.
Broadcast on June 14th, 2007.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The BBC Radio 4 logo. BBC Radio 4
Making History
In response to a listener query about Huguenot history BBC Radio 4's Making History programme pay a visit to 19 Princelet Street and learn that the Huguenots are only the start of the story
Broadcast on April 24th, 2007.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The BBC Radio 4 logo. BBC Radio 4
The World Tonight
Susie Symes, Chair of the Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street, discusses the announcement by the Office for National Statistics that one third of people living in London were born outside the UK.
Broadcast on November 14th, 2006.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The BBC Radio London logo. BBC Radio London
Robert Elms discusses issues of arriving and identity with Susie Symes, Chair of the Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street.
07 November 2006

Listen to the feature here.


Refugee Week Radio. Refugee Week Radio
The opening programme for Refugee Week Radio, focusing on the Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street - John Kjorstad reports on the opening day of Refugee Week.
19 June 2006

 

Listen to the broadcast here.


Emel magazine logo. Emel magazine
Suitcase & Sanctuary
Carla Bower discovers where "the heart of our heritage beats" in this article in emel the mulsim lifestyle magazine.
May 2006

 

Read the article here.


The Courier International logo. Courrier International
19 Princelet Street, sanctuaire de la mémoire immigrée
The New Statesman article (below) was also run by the French national weekly Courrier International.
13th October 2005

 

Read the article in French here.


The Museums Association logo. Museums Journal
Rescue Mission
Peter Lewis is outraged that 19 Princlet Street is under threat from lack of funds.
October 2005

 

Read the article here.


The New Statesman logo. New Statesman
What's in No 19 Princelet Street?
A former sanctuary for refugees hopes to become Europe's first Museum of Immigration. Sebastian Harcombe is entranced.
26th September 2005

 

Read the article here.


The East End Life logo. East End Life
Haunting beauty of 'our Ellis Island'
19 Princelet Street is a house, a charity and one peculiarly enduring myth. But perhaps most of all it is the past of the East End of London made concrete...
13 June 2005.

 

Read the article here.


The Channel 4 logo. Channel 4
Broadcast as part of Channel Four's 3 Minute Wonders series, this intimate film shot in and around 19 Princelet Steet reveals the close symbiotic friendship that has developed between two women from very different cultures.
8 June 2005.

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Independent on Sunday logo The Independent on Sunday
'For atmosphere and a haunting, almost suffocating sense of the past, 19 Princelet Street is hard to beat' says Suzi Feay in the Independent on Sunday.
May 18th 2005.

Read the article here.


The History International logo. History international
A rare glimpse inside our historic building during Global View on cable and satellite channel History International.
Broadcast on 9 December 2004.

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Eastern Eye logo Eastern Eye
'A Treasure Trove of Memories - but immgration museum is struggling to stay open' says Savita Vij in Eastern Eye.
September 17th 2004.

Read the article here.


The Community Newswire logo. Community Newswire
This article about Princelet Street appeared on the Community Newswire - a joint initiative between The Press Association (PA) and the Media Trust.
September 10th 2004.

 

Read the article here


The ITV.com logo. ITV - The Week
Volunteers Holta Loku, and Susie Symes, with writer Robert Winder, feature in ITV discussion programme The Week.
Broadcast on 22 August 2004.
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The ITV.com logo. ITV - City Survival Guide
This video clip about 19 Princelet Street was broadcast on ITV as part of the City Survival Guide series.
Broadcast on 07 July 2004.
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The MRAP logo. MRAP Différences
This article about 19 Princelet Street appeared in the July edition of the French national magazine " Différences" produced by the anti racist organisation MRAP.
Published July 2004.

 

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The BBC Radio London logo. BBC Radio London
Susie Symes Chair of the Musuem of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street is a Listed Londoner on the Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London.
Broadcast on 14th June 2004.

Listen to the feature here.


The BBC World Service logo. BBC World Service
Outlook
Our colleagues Rosna Mortuza and Susie Symes provided some background for a BBC World Service debate on the opening of Europe's largest Islamic Centre.
Broadcast on June 11th, 2004.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


inExile logo inexile
Barbara Roche MP, former Immigration Minister, outlines how asylum can remain a positive agenda item for the Government and highlights the importance of 19 Princelet Street in the May edition of the Refugee Councils 'inexile' magazine.
May 2004.

Read the article here.


The BBC Radio London logo. BBC Radio London
Susie Symes talks to Jumoke Fashola about 19 Princelet Street on the Inspirit programme broadcast on BBC Radio London.
16th May 2004.

Listen to the feature here.


The BBC World Service logo. BBC World Service
The World Today
Marcus George reports from 19 Princelet Street on how migrant communities have helped London to prosper.
Broadcast on May 3rd, 2004.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The BBC World Service logo. BBC World Service
Naresh Kaushik reports from the Museum of Immigration and Diversity at 19 Princelet Street.
Broadcast on May 2nd, 2004.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The Hill logo. The Hill
Susie Symes left powerful positions in Whitehall and Brussels to devote her time to a Spitalfields based museum. Cathy Levy met the Notting Hill resident and visited stunning 19 Princelet Street
May 2004.

 

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National Parks Service Logo National Parks Service
Susie Symes, Chair of Trustees, Museum of Immigration and Diversity, 19 Princelet Street gives participants in the US National Parks conference on Opening Historical Sites an English version of civic engagement.
April, 2004.

 

Read the feature here.


BBC News Logo BBC News
Have Your Say Special - Migration
Princelet Street featured as part of the BBC News Online special debate on migration and is described as a "Historical Haven Celebrating London's waves of immigration".
April, 2004.

 

Read the feature here.


The East End Life logo. East End Life
Brick Lane and Spitalfields
Council leader Helal Abbas and London Assembley member John Biggs meet young journalists at the Museum of Immigration and Diversity.
March 22nd, 2004.

 

Read the article here.


The Upside Logo Upside
A Prince in Town
Cathy Levy takes a look inside Princelet Street and meets the people behind the scenes
March 3rd, 2004.

 

Read the article here.


The BBC Radio 4 logo. Radio 4
Mapping The Town
Archaeologist Julian Richards travels to Spitalfields to learn about the history of the area.
Broadcast on March 3rd, 2004.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


Logo of Courrier Cadres Courrier Cadres
Coup de coeur - French business magazine Courrier Cadres picks 19 Princelet Street as the highlight of Spitalfields stroll.

 

Read the article in English here
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Logo of NRC Handelsblad. NRC Handelsblad
Leading Dutch financial broadsheet NRC Handelsblad praises our optimistic contribution to British identity

 

Read the article in English here
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The BBC Radio 4 logo. Radio 4
How should museums and galleries serve all of society?
Listen to the BBC Radio 4 You and Yours discussion including Susie Symes, chair of 19 Princelet Street museum of diversity.
Broadcast on January 9, 2004.

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The Times The Times
Libby Purves, writes about 19 Princelet Street in her article Listen to the ghosts of immigration past which appeared on December 23, 2003.

 

Read the article here.


The London Jewish News logo. London Jewish News - Op Ed
Susie Symes shows buck passing cannot help our struggle for survival in a commissioned opinion piece.
24 October 2003

 

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The Times Educational Supplement Times Educational Supplement
Children engage with citizenship, here at 19 Princelet Street
12 September 2003

 

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The BBC Radio 4 logo. Radio 4
Susie Symes speaks about 19 Princelet street on the BBC Radio 4 Midweek programme in this feature broadcast on September 09 2003

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The BBC Radio 4 logo. Radio 4
The World Tonight program featured 19 Princelet Street in this piece on London as the world's immigration capital. Broadcast on August 26 2003

 

Listen to the broadcast here


The BBC Radio London logo. Robert Elms - Radio London
Broadcast live from 19 Princelet Street as part of BBC Asylum Day, this lively debate includes recent refugees, film star Colin Salmon, artist Margareta Kern,local children and other 19 Princelet Street museum-makers and Lee Jasper, adviser to London's Mayor. 'Public service broadcasting at its very best'.
23rd July 2003

Listen to the program here.


The Channel 4 logo. Channel 4 News
View a video clip about 19 Princelet Street broadcast on Channel 4 news in the UK on July 22 2003
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The Guardian logo. The Guardian
John Cunningham on the tangled past and present of a museum of immigration.
9th July 2003

 

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The East End Life logo. East End Life
It's a museum that hardly ever opens, but when it does it draws hundreds of visitors. And despite a well-documented history its story has become wrapped ln secrecy, myth and mysticism.
9-15th July 2003

 

Read the article here.


The Asian Times logo. Asian Times
A moving image...
8th July 2003

 

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The Asian Times logo. New Nation
Celebrating centuries of immigration.d
7th July 2003

 

Read the article here.


The Voice logo. The Voice
A revolutionary exhibition of Immigration, described as the first of it's kind in Europe will be on show this weekend.
7th July 2003

 

Read the article here.


The CNN logo. CNN
View a video clip about 19 Princelet Street broadcast on CNN on June 30 2003
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The Jerusalem Post masthead. Jerusalem Post Magazine.
Hidden in a side street in east London is a stack of old suitcases. What lies inside them, and why are they attracting thousands of visitors?
26th June 2003

 

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Third Sector Third Sector
Third Sector magazine carried this piece about 19 Princelet Street's urgent need for funding.
18th June 2003

Read the article here.


BBC News. BBC London News
View a video clip about 19 Princelet Street broadcast on the BBC London News bulletin on June 17 2003
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The Metro masthead. Metro
An unrestored Huguenot house is a shrine to British Multiculturism say Bel Jacobs and Tim Ingham.
17th June 2003

 

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The BBC World Service Latin American logo. El Circuito
The BBC World Service Latin American section ran this piece about 19 Princelet Street.
16th June 2003

Listen to the feature here.


The LBC logo. Sandi Toksvig - LBC
Susie Symes, chair of the Spitalfields Centre joins Sandi Toskvig, George Monbiot and others in this panel discussion broadcast on LBC radio in London.
16th June 2003

Listen to the feature here.


The BBC Radio London logo. Robert Elms - Radio London
Annie Mills tells the story of 19 Princelet Street and the part it is playing in Refugee week on the Robert Elms show broadcast on BBC Radio London.
16th June 2003

Listen to the feature here.


24HourMuseum logo. 24HourMuseum
David Prudames writes about 19 Princelet Street as it opens for Refugee Week in this article that appeared on the 24 Hour Museum website.
13th June 2003

 

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International Herald Tribune logo International Herald Tribune
The Alan Riding article below was also carried internationally by the International Herald Tribune.
13th June 2003

 

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The New York Times masthead. The New York Times.
Alan Riding writes about the charm and aura of mystery of 19 Princelet Street in this article in the New York Times.
11th June 2003

 

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Time Out logo Time Out
At the start of Refugee Week, Rebecca Taylor asks
"Why Don't we Celebrate London's immigrant friendly culture?"
11th June 2003

 

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Campaign for Racial Equality Commision on Racial Equality Journal Connections
Matthew Brown shows how Britain's first museum of immigration is vital education for today's children and today's latest arrivals, and for the country.
Summer 2003

 

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The Guardian logo. The Guardian
Fiachra Gibbons argues that there should be a national institution to celebrate the fact that the British come from all over the world.
9th June 2003

 

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Radio France Info Radio France Info
Philip Black speaks about 19 Princelet Street in this piece for the French news radio station France Info.
4th May 2003

 

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)


Radio France International Radio France International
This report on 19 Princelet Street was broadcast on Radio France International on 4th May 2003.

 

Listen to the broadcast here (in French)


Open Democracy Open Democracy
Caroline Moorehead writes about her visit to 19 Princelet
Street - " a museum which lays bare the rich mix that comprises the modern European city."
Published by Open Democracy on April 24th 2003

 

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