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Tracing Belgian Refugees is a new project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run by colleagues from the University of Leeds, Leuven and UCL. Are you interested in the history of Belgian refugees in the UK during the First World War? Have you been involved in researching them in your local area? Maybe you have family stories or objects that you’d like to share? Come along to the first of our UK workshops, where you will get to know the database, and have the opportunity to meet other people in your area who are interested in this history. Monday 17th December, 1-5pm at Central Library Manchester.
Hilde Kramer: a revolutionary in Munich, Moscow and Yorkshire stars in a revolutionary new play touring Yorkshire this Autumn. The German revolution of November 1918 was a key moment in Hilde Kramer’s life. Just 18 when it broke out, she had already dedicated her life to fighting inequality and she was immediately at the centre…
No Man’s Land: Young People Uncover Women’s Viewpoints of the First World War takes you on a journey through the lives of some amazing female photographers who worked during the First World War. The book is designed by young people for young people. This groundbreaking publication No Man’s Land was created by New Focus, a young people’s project group developed by Impressions Gallery. New Focus worked with heritage partners The Peace Museum Bradford, University of Leeds, and The First World War Centenary Partnership. The book brings to life the story of the First World War through the eyes of women. Professor Alison Fell provided support for the project which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Phil Sutcliffe writes about his father’s experiences as a POW in 1918: An Army marches on its stomach. A prisoner of war… obsesses about it. Especially if he’s captured in the last months of an overwhelming, crushing conflict like World War 1 when everything’s falling apart. My father, Signaller Private Sam Sutcliffe, was taken POW…
Leeds Salon hosts its fourth annual series talks in partnership with The Tetley. ‘From Revolution to Reaction’ goes back a century to examine major political and cultural movements of the time, and their resonances today. Talks take place in The Tetley’s City Workshop room, between 3pm and 4:45pm
Dr Philip Lancaster, accompanied by the pianist Gavin Roberts, will deliver the sixth annual British Academy lecture at the University of Leeds. Ivor Gurney (1890 – 1937) was both a poet and a composer. In this event, talk, poetry readings and song combine in a sequence exploring Gurney’s responses to literature, landscape, history, memory and the First World War.
• Bring your First World War objects to be identified by our team of experts and uncover the story behind your collection • Have your memborabilia digitised to preserve it, and share it with your family and friends online • Submit your objects for loan to be displayed in our 2018 Home Front exhibition at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery • Plus the Great War on Tour pop-up Museum and tours of the Mansion House
Roll up, roll up! On Sunday 23 July, Cusworth Hall near Doncaster will be turning back time for a wartime summer gala, revealing how our great-great-grandparents found fun, and supported the home front war effort, 100 years ago. ‘Life on the Home Front Day’ is a wartime knees-up of fairground games, songs, and home-baking, with a chance to meet ‘real-life’ people and animals who served on the Home Front, from warhorses and soldiers in thrilling live action displays, to land-girls wearing shocking new ‘trouser’ fashions.