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August 2017

WINDOWS by John Galsworthy

August 22, 2017 - September 9, 2017

The first professional UK production in 85 years “It’s ‘ardly worth while to do these winders. You clean’em, and they’re dirty again in no time. It’s like life. And people talk o’ progress. What a sooperstition!” 1922. In the aftermath of the First World War, Britain is left questioning the relevance of the ideals and values for which it fought, but which society seems to have forgotten. When writer Geoffrey March proposes to his family that they employ a young…

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September 2017

East Midlands First World War Discovery Day

September 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The City Rooms Leicester, LE1 5AW United Kingdom + Google Map

Registration is now open for the First World War Discovery Day on Monday 4th September 2017 10am-4:30pm at the City Rooms, Leicester. Please click here to secure your free place   The event is aimed at any community groups who have, or wish to develop, an idea for a First World War project. Groups who have successfully completed HLF-funded projects will talk about their experiences of developing and running them, and expert advice will be on hand from the WW1…

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Exhibition: Refusing to Kill. Bristol’s World War One Conscientious Objectors

September 9, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Bristol Cathedral, College Green BS1 5TJ United Kingdom + Google Map

9th September 2017-8th January 2018 A new exhibition featuring rarely seen letters, documents and photographs opens on 9th September telling the story of Bristol's Conscientious Objectors and the people who supported them.  

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Pigeon Basket Course

September 22, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory Somerset TA3 6HY + Google Map
£160

A two-day course to make a small double-tiered pigeon basket, a replica of one held by the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Baskets of this type were used in World War One. The course is suitable for those with some basketry experience. The course will be accompanied by a pop-up exhibition, talk and film screenings about the work of the Basketry Then and Now project on Saturday 23rd September. Date:  Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2017, 10am–5pm Venue:…

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Basketmaking and Willow Growing in the First World War

September 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory Somerset TA3 6HY + Google Map

A pop-up exhibition about Basketry Then and Now - a project exploring the history and legacy of basketmaking and willow growing during the First World War. A talk about the work of the project will be repeated at regular intervals throughout the day, and there will be screenings of the films produced by the project. There will also be opportunities to look around the Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Basket Museum and Shop. The event is held in conjunction with…

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October 2017

WW1 project advice sessions

October 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Learning Room, Floor 4, Library of Birmingham B1 2ND United Kingdom + Google Map

Thinking of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for support with a project about the First World War? Need some help or advice? Come and discuss your ideas with Nicola Gauld, Coordinator of the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre. Nicola can offer advice on the area that you want to explore, the types of things you might do in the project, the people you might work with and on project planning. Please note that the sessions are…

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Impacts of the First World War on Adult and Higher Education: the North East, the UK and the Making of Post-War Europe

October 7, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Thyne, United Kingdom
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No Petticoats Here

October 19, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since 2015 and…

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No Petticoats Here

October 20, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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Discovery Days 2017

October 27, 2017
Leeds Museum, Millennium Square
Leeds , LS2 8BH United Kingdom
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These Discovery Days are intended as a series of one-day events, to take place in locations around the country with the aim of connecting the AHRC First World War Engagement Centres with HLF community groups and projects. The events will provide information, advice and support to these groups and will enable new partnerships to be forged between projects, as well as between projects and Centres, orientated around the Centres’ key themes. For more details, please contact firstworldwar@herts.ac.uk or book via…

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Business as usual? Trade, Commerce and Ethics on the Home Front 1914-1919

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Hertfordshire
Free

When war was declared in 1914, it was decided that Britain should continue to follow the economic philosophy of Herbert Asquith’s Liberal government and its free trade doctrines. People could contribute to the country’s war effort by ‘carrying on’ as usual – or at least as far as possible. The catchphrase ‘business as usual’, generally attributed to David Lloyd George when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, was also used a good deal. He supposedly coined it in August 1914…

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November 2017

No Petticoats Here

November 1, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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WW1 Showcase Event

November 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tavistock Room, Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9HQ United Kingdom
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WW1 Showcase Event The WW1 Engagement Centres are holding a series of events to share best practice across WW1 projects. Come along and you can: Have the opportunity to network with other organisations working on WW1 projects (including over a free lunch!) Share information about the interesting things that you have found while working on your project Find out how the WW1 Engagement Centres can help your project Hear funding and evaluation hints and tips from the experts Feel inspired…

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No Petticoats Here

November 7, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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No Petticoats Here

November 12, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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No Petticoats Here

November 17, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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Discovery Days 2017

November 23, 2017
Mitchell Library, North St.
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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These Discovery Days are intended as a series of one-day events, to take place in locations around the country with the aim of connecting the AHRC First World War Engagement Centres with HLF community groups and projects. The events will provide information, advice and support to these groups and will enable new partnerships to be forged between projects, as well as between projects and Centres, orientated around the Centres’ key themes. For more details, please contact firstworldwar@herts.ac.uk or book via…

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No Petticoats Here

November 24, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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Student Contributions to Peace, Refugee Aid and Anti-Racism: A Workshop

November 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NUS Macadam House, 275 Gray’s Inn Road
London, United Kingdom
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24 November 2017, 12.00-4.30pm, NUS Macadam House, 275 Gray's Inn Road, London How have higher education student activists sought to promote peace and reconciliation? How have they challenged racism? And what efforts did they launch to support refugees? This event brings together academics and activists to investigate the lessons of the past and the challenges of the present. The workshop is organised by the National Union of Students (NUS) and researchers from UCL Institute of Education and Northumbria University, funded…

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Basketmaking in Castle Donington and the East Midlands

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Orchard Community Primary School, Grange Drive
Castle Donington, DE74 2QU

A weekend celebration of the willow growing and basketmaking history of Castle Donington and the East Midlands, including displays, talks, demonstrations, a drop-in workshop, film screenings and a guided willow walk around the village. The event is part of the Basketry Then and Now project. Date: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.30am-15.30pm Venue: Orchard Community Primary School, Grange Drive, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2QU.

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No Petticoats Here

November 25, 2017

  No Petticoats Here is a project that tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. The research, songwriting, composition and delivery took eighteen months and has taken me from Portsmouth to Pervijze and from Ulverston to Ypres by way of many museums, battlefields, private collections, libraries and research centres. I have also been fortunate to have the support of the women’s families and leading historians. I have been touring with No Petticoats Here since…

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December 2017

WW1 project advice sessions

December 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Heritage Learning Room, Floor 4, Library of Birmingham B1 2ND United Kingdom + Google Map

Thinking of applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for support with a project about the First World War? Need some help or advice? Come and discuss your ideas with Nicola Gauld, Coordinator of the Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre. Nicola can offer advice on the area that you want to explore, the types of things you might do in the project, the people you might work with and on project planning. Please note that the sessions are…

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Discovery Day: Supporting Local First World War Centenary Projects

December 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Essex Records Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 6YT United Kingdom
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Free

An introduction to Heritage Lottery Fund funding streams and application processes; showcasing of existing community First World War research projects; a presentation by the Everyday Lives in War engagement centre on how they can support independent researchers and community groups researching the First World War; and an insight into the Essex Records Office activities and resources. A FREE event, but pre-registration required.   Calendar Month Type Region Location Lead Centre(s) 4th April Showcase Wales National Museum Cardiff Voices/LL 26th May…

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Secret Soldiers: The Intelligence Corps in the First World War

December 9, 2017
University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd
Northampton, NN2 7AL United Kingdom
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Project Workshop, Saturday 9 December 2017 University of Northampton Park Campus Holdenby Lecture Theatre 3 IWM Q11006 Funded by the Everyday Lives in War and Hidden Histories First World War engagement centres, the Secret Soldiers project is a collaboration between the Military Intelligence Museum and the University of Northampton.  Using a variety of historical research techniques, it seeks to collect and then disseminate all that can now be known about the Intelligence Corps in the First World War. The project…

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Discovery Days 2017

December 12, 2017
Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St,
Birmingham , B1 2ND United Kingdom
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These Discovery Days are intended as a series of one-day events, to take place in locations around the country with the aim of connecting the AHRC First World War Engagement Centres with HLF community groups and projects. The events will provide information, advice and support to these groups and will enable new partnerships to be forged between projects, as well as between projects and Centres, orientated around the Centres’ key themes. For more details, please contact firstworldwar@herts.ac.uk or book via…

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