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WINDOWS by John Galsworthy

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...

East Midlands First World War Discovery Day

The City Rooms Leicester, United Kingdom

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...

Pigeon Basket Course

Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre Stoke St Gregory, Somerset

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...

£160

Basketmaking and Willow Growing in the First World War

Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre Stoke St Gregory, Somerset

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....

WW1 project advice sessions

Heritage Learning Room, Floor 4 Library of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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...

No Petticoats Here

  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...

No Petticoats Here

  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....

Discovery Days 2017

Leeds Museum Millennium Square, Leeds , United Kingdom

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...

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

University of Hertfordshire

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...

Free

No Petticoats Here

  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....

WW1 Showcase Event

Tavistock Room Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom

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...

No Petticoats Here

  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....

No Petticoats Here

  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....

No Petticoats Here

  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....

Discovery Days 2017

Mitchell Library North St., Glasgow, United Kingdom

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...

No Petticoats Here

  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....

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

NUS Macadam House 275 Gray’s Inn Road, London, United Kingdom

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...

Basketmaking in Castle Donington and the East Midlands

Orchard Community Primary School Grange Drive, Castle Donington

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:...

No Petticoats Here

  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....

WW1 project advice sessions

Heritage Learning Room, Floor 4 Library of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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...

Discovery Day: Supporting Local First World War Centenary Projects

Essex Records Office Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

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...

Free

Secret Soldiers: The Intelligence Corps in the First World War

University of Northampton Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton, United Kingdom

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...

Discovery Days 2017

Library of Birmingham Centenary Square, Broad St, , Birmingham , United Kingdom

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...