THMC is based in Sophiatown and works as a catalyst for young people to learn, take action and achieve their goals for life, while linking to and serving, the wider community. Our mission is inspired by the work of Father Trevor Huddleston who stood against discrimination, and provided educational opportunities for thousands of South Africans, throughout his life.
Trevor Huddleston CR Memorial Centre, Corner of Good & Herman Streets, Sophiatown, Johannesburg . Post: PO Box 468, Westhoven 2142.
Email: email@example.com Tel: +27 (0) 11 673 1271 Fax: +27 (0) 11 252 7976
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The Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre. NPO no 020 393
Patrons: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Ambassador Abdul Minty, Lord Attenborough, Rev Mpho Tutu
Hon Sophie du Bruyn MP, Emeritus Archbishop Khotso Makhulu
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Did you know we also manage the Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre on behalf of the City of Joburg.
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Contact us on 011 673 1271
Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre
This beautiful historic 1930s house was the former home of
Dr A B Xuma. Now a museum, the house is also available for private hire for functions such as book launches, film location, corporate receptions and promotions.
Call: 011 673 1271 for info. www.sophiatown.net
February 1955 remembered
Professor Mongane, Wally Serote opened the photographic exhibition by Struan Robertson marking 59 years since the Sophiatown removals began. He warmly recalled his childhood years spent in the suburb, and commended the curator, Dudu Madonsela, and the Heritage Team at the Centre for their work in enabling us to remember and reflect on what was lost. <<Read more>>
Thanks to the National Department of Arts & Culture, the National Lotteries Board (NLDTB), and the City of Joburg, the new building will house the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre programmes in a a state of the art environmentally ‘green’ structure, promoting green businesses, training and work experience for young people.
By night the building will become a cultural space for all hosting film, theatre, dance and all manner of social events aimed at reviving the spirit of old Sophiatown. See www.Sophiatown.net for more info.
On Friday 25 July THMC hosted guests from all over the province to ensure the ground breaking for the new sophiatown enterprise and cultural centre was celebrated in style. Over 200 people joined musicians, poets, religious leaders and activists to give the project the best start -
Hugh Masekela pays tribute to Fr Huddleston in London, 60 years after receiving his first trumpet.
Hugh Masekela opens the Bishop Trevor Huddleston Centenary evening in London on June 17 2014, hosted by the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre and St James's church Piccadilly.
The evening marked the end of the centenary celebration for Father Huddleston's birth, and launched the Father Trevor Huddleston Arts Bursary for 2014-
An invited audience enjoyed Hugh's reflections on his career, the role of Father Huddleston in supporting the young musicians at St Peter's School, and where South Africa is headed now, as a still young democracy.
The Future Is All Green Business In Sophiatown
The Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre in partnership with St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church and the Sisters of Notre Dame, invite you to a multimedia exhibition honouring the history of the community of St. Francis Xavier Church and Notre Dame Primary School, two of the few buildings to survive the forced removals in Sophiatown-
“This Is St. Francis Xavier”
A Photographic Exhibition and “Voices of St. Francis Xavier” – a Film by Jasmine Reid
Exhibition dates: 19 July to Friday 8 August 2014
(usual opening hours at SHCC)
Venue: Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre, Corner of Toby St & Edward Rd, Sophiatown.
This exhibition opened on Saturday 19th of July 2014 ‘THIS IS SFX’ curated by Jasmine Reid Exploring Martindale – the hidden suburb in the Western Areas
For more information, please contact Rinkie at 011-