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October 2016

Half-term activities

October 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am - October 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
The Bowes Museum

It’s only just the end of the summer holidays but the museum’s Education Team have already planned activities for half-term. This year they are offering drop-in workshops with a WWI-related theme.  Children (and accompanying adults) will be able to handle WWI artefacts from the Education Team’s stock and then take part in a creative activity.  The sessions will run between 10.30 and 4.00:Monday 24th OctoberWednesday 26th OctoberThis is also an opportunity to showcase the project, particularly by demonstrating the Roll…

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November 2016

Project open meeting

November 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bowes Museum

We would like to invite you to a Project Open Meeting on Monday 7th November at 2.30 in the Jubilee Room in the museum.  There will be a few short presentations on the work we have done over the past year and looking forward to what we’re planning for next year.  There will be opportunities to let us know what events and activities you would like us to consider organising.  And we hope you will also have a chance to…

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Professor Jeremy Dibble: Music of Martyrs, British Composers of WW1

November 12, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bowes Museum, Newgate
Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP
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Professor Jeremy Dibble (Durham University) Saturday 12th November 2016 at 2.30 p.m.The First World War had a profound effect on musicians in Britain. For those such as Parry, Stanford and Elgar, who had grown up during the Victorian years with a sense of mission and nurture towards the younger generation, the military stance of Germany, a country revered as the pinnacle of musical art, was regarded as the fall of Lucifer.Much of their music mourned the loss of those they…

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Ancestry Training Sessions

November 29, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - November 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Bowes Museum

Please note the time for the session on Wednesday 30th November – this will be from 10.30 to 12.00 (not in the afternoon as previously said).The museum has a subscription for access to the library version of Ancestry on two laptops in the Reading Room.  This will allow us to investigate a range of military records and other records, such as census returns for 1911 and earlier.Several volunteers have extensive experience of using Ancestry to research WWI people – names…

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December 2016

Lucie Whitmore: ‘The Modish and the Militant’. Women and the culture of fashion in the First World War

December 10, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bowes Museum, Newgate
Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP
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£3

An often-overlooked resource, the clothing worn by women during the First World War can reveal some surprising links between conflict and fashion. This talk will explore the storytelling power of the objects that survive in museum collections and those lost to time, seeking to highlight the female experience of life wartime Britain. This talk will focus on three areas of First World War fashion – the changing culture of mourning dress, the balance between austerity and patriotism, and the growing…

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March 2017

Book Group Meeting: 21 March

March 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
The Bowes Museum

Do you have a book (fact, fiction or poetry) about the First World War you would like to share?  Like to find out about other people’s choices? We usually meet on the third Tuesday of each month.  Come and join us on Tuesday 21st March at 2.30 in The Bowes Museum Café Lounge for an informal discussion, perhaps over a cup of tea or coffee. You’ll be welcome at any meeting – and you don’t have to bring a book if you…

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Readings and Reflections over Coffee

March 25, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
The Bowes Museum

An opportunity to reflect on the Museum’s WW1 Project, “To Serve King and Country” morning and afternoonThe Bowes Museum warmly welcomes everyone to come for a coffee and to hear short presentations on volunteers’ own research as part of the first three years of The Bowes Museum’s First World War Project.If you have a story related to your family and the War, we would be delighted to hear it on the day.As we reach the end of the third year of…

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Religion and the War

March 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Bowes Museum
£3

An opportunity to reflect on the Museum’s WW1 Project, “To Serve King and Country” morning and afternoon.This talk in the afternoon is the first of a series of talks and events for 2017.  The first speaker, Reverend David Youngson, is a retired Anglican clergyman who is an expert on chaplains and their work during the First World War.   On Saturday he will present a general view of how Christian organizations, such as the YMCA, St John’s Ambulance Brigade, the Church Army,…

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April 2017

Talk: Dominion Geordies

April 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Bowes Museum
£3

29th April 2017, 2.30 pmJoin Alan Fidler and Marie Caffrey as they tell us about their project to record men from the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and their willing participation in WW1.  Find out how, through their project, they have been able to trace men with local connections to the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand , known as the pathfinding exercise.  The project…

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May 2017

Talk: Home Comforts: The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals

May 27, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bowes Museum
£3

27th May 2017 , 2.30 pmThrough this interactive and hands-on talk and exhibition presented by Anne Wall and Eileen Brereton, former nurses themselves. They will share the valuable work and support of the Red Cross Auxiliary hospitals, their nurses and the work of volunteers in the community, as they demonstrate how they aided the recovery of the wounded and sick soldiers sent to the North of England.Anne and Eileen are co-authors of Home Comforts: The Role of Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in North…

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