Dates for your diaries

There are a number of events coming up that you might want to note in your diaries.  Further information will be posted in the newsletter and on the WWI Events page on the website; WWI events in the museum will also be publicised on the museum website.

Saturday 27th May 2.30 – interactive event about Red Cross involvement; see the information in this newsletter

Saturday 10th June – 125th anniversary of the museum opening.  We hope to run some visits to the Reading Room for people to find out more about the library and archives work including the WWI project.  If you’d be interested in helping (even just an hour), please let me know: Judith.phillips@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Wednesday 21st June 1.00 – talk about and launch of WWI book (An Artist at War: the art and letters of Morris and Alice Meredith) at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle; for details see www.litandphil.org.uk

Wednesday 5th July – visit to DLI stores and Research Centre at Spennymoor; see information in this newsletter

Wednesday 5th July – Somme 100 film at The Witham, Barnard Castle – further details to follow soon

Saturday 15th July – Yesterday Belongs to You at Beamish; we’ll have a stall to publicise the WWI project.  If you’d be interested in helping (even just an hour), please let me know: Judith.phillips@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Saturday 9th September 2.30 – talk about conscientious objectors

Saturday 7th October – intergenerational drop-in day with talks and demonstrations about food during the war and an opportunity to help create an piece of artwork inspired by the war

Saturday 4th November  2.30 – illustrated talk on how the poppy became a symbol of the war, with a photography workshop in the morning.