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July 2017

Durham Cathedral Study Morning

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Durham Cathedral Durham, + Google Map
Free

There is a study morning at Durham Cathedral that touches on some of the themes we’ve covered in our series of talks.  The event is centred round the diaries of Herbert Hensley Henson for July 1917 to June 1918 when Henson was Dean of Durham and then Bishop of Hereford.The event will be held in the Prior’s Hall at Durham Cathedral starting at 10.00 and finishing at 1.00.  The morning will also include a discussion about music and the First…

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Visit to the DLI Stores and Research Centre

July 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bowes Museum
£7.50

An opportunity to visit the DLI Museum stores, take part in a handling session and participate in sessions looking at “Real Lives, Real Stories” and  “Art and Poetry”.  Tea/coffee will be provided.Transport has been arranged through Maudes Coaches and will leave the Museum at 9.45 am, returning to the Museum at approximately 1.15 pm. The cost of the visit is £7.50.  To book your place please visit www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk and follow the WHAT’S ON link, or call 01833 690606.Numbers are limited and…

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Somme 100 film

July 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Witham, 3 Horse Market
Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8LY United Kingdom
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£4 – £5

In conjunction with The Witham in Barnard Castle, we have arranged for a screening of the newly-remastered film The Somme with its specially-commissioned accompanying music.  The screening will take place at The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY on Wednesday 5th July at 7.30 p.m.  Please note that the date given in The Witham’s current programme brochure is incorrect but the information on the website www.thewitham.org.uk is correct.100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme sees digitally remastered screening…

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September 2017

Lecture on the Battle of Arras in 1917

September 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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£5

Military historian Jeremy Banning will give a lecture on the Battle of Arras at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle on Thursday 7th September at 6.00 p.m.  Tickets cost £5.  The battle, which lasted from early April to mid-May in 1917, has been somewhat overshadowed by the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) in 1917, although it was a very costly battle in terms of losses. You can find more information about the speaker…

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Talk: Leaving Their Mark

September 9, 2017 @ 2:30 am
The Bowes Museum
£3,

Leaving Their Mark: Conscientious Objectors and the Richmond Castle Cell BlockUsing a unique and previously little researched record, this talk will explore the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War.Covering the fragile lime washed walls of the nineteenth-century cell block at Richmond Castle, Yorkshire, are thousands of graffiti inscriptions. Hundreds of these were drawn by conscientious objectors - many from the North East and Yorkshire - held there during World War One.This talk will explore the initial research…

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Canaries in Barney

September 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
The Witham, 3 Horse Market
Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8LY United Kingdom
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£10 – £16

If you live in Teesdale, have you seen the new programme brochure for The Witham?  Among the varied programme of events, there’s at least one that looks fascinating to anyone interested in the First World War.In a newsletter in March 2017 we ran a story about munitionettes as we’d been sent photographs of Lily Hoggett from Barnard Castle who worked in a munitions factory during the First World War.  Women who worked in munitions factories often found that their skin…

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October 2017

A day for all generations

October 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Bowes Museum

A taste of the times: Food in WW1Find out about food eaten during World War One with food historians, Jan and Richard Crouch.This informal event will include discussion, handling, and tasting and a short talk at 11.00 and 2.30.Red, white and blue: Flowers in the Field Whilst here, join our Education Team to help create a collaborative piece of art, depicting a WW1 battlefield.Using wet felting, you will create your own red poppy, white marguerite or blue cornflower. The felted…

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November 2017

The Photography Project

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Bowes Museum
£15

(Price includes the afternoon talk)In this half-day workshop, photographic artist Lee Karen Stow shows how to turn your chosen theme into an individual visual narrative.  You will also look at ways to share your work to exhibit and ways to get your work seen.  Your work does not need to be connected to the First World War to participate in the workshop.  The workshop is aimed at photographers with moderate to advanced level of experience.For booking please email info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk or…

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Poppies: Women, War, Peace

November 4, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bowes Museum
£3

(Free to Friends of the Bowes Museum, with normal museum admission, and to people attending photography workshop)Refreshments includedJoin photographer Lee Karen Stow to discover more about the inspiration behind her international touring exhibition poppies: women, War, Peace.  Remember women whose lives have been affected by war, from the First World War to conflicts of today, and find out about Moïna Bell and Madame Anne E Guérin who immortalised the Flanders Field poppy as a symbol of remembrance a century ago.For…

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November 2018

1918: The End of the First World War and New Beginnings for Women

November 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens & Library, Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens & Library
Sunderland, SR1 1PP United Kingdom
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Free

2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and the extension of the franchise to some women. Two talks by academics from the University of Sunderland will explore the impact of these events on Sunderland:Dr André Keil: "A Place Fit for Heroes? The End of the First World War in the North East"This public lecture will trace the developments in the region between 11 November 1918 and the first Armistice Day in 1919. It will look…

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