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A Land Fit For Heroes events programme

We have an exciting programme of events to accompany our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes

27 May 2014

National Union of Railwaymen Hither Green banner © People's History Museum

Visit our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes, on display until Sunday 1 February 2015.  There are a variety of related events taking place while the exhibition is on show at the museum.  See below for more information:

Sat 31 January
Ex-Servicemen after the Great War
At the end of World War I a number of distinct new political voices emerged.  Famously, reform in 1918 brought a female voice to the electorate.  Less well known is the growth in ex-servicemen’s organisations.  Some were radical in nature, and these groups provided a voice for hundreds of thousands of men who served in the conflict.  With strong allegiances to class as well as nation, their political credentials were confirmed by running candidates in the 1918 election.  The political dimension only came to an end with amalgamation to form the British Legion in 1921.  Come and join historians and members of the Royal British Legion to discuss this forgotten legacy of World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
£5
1.00pm – 5.00pm

Fri 23 January
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Tues 13 January, Tues 20 January & Tues 27 January
The making of a ‘Land Fit for Heroes’
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) are running a three week short course which links to our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.  The course will study how the experience of total war, and the growing opposition to the war, fundamentally changed politics in Britain forever.  In the post war period the Labour Party replaced the Liberal Party as the main opposition to the Tories.  Revolutionary movements in Russia and across Europe lead to the establishment of Communist Parties, including the Communist Party of Great Britain.  Men returning from the front replaced many women in the factories, however, women’s lives had been changed fundamentally by the war.
Suitable for adults aged 19 and over
Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website.  Please quote course ref C3837173
Please note this is a three week course; attendees are required to book onto all three weeks of the course
£18.60 (free to those in receipt of means tested benefits)
Tues 13 January, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: The Labour Party after the war
Tues 20 January, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: The Communist Party after the war
Tues 27 January, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Post war outcomes for women

Fri 2 January
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour for the visually impaired
Drop in for a tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for blind or visually impaired adults and young people only
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 4.00pm

Fri 19 December – Sun 4 January 2015
Playtime Puppets craft table
Be inspired by our exhibition A Land Fit for Heroes.  People did not have a lot of money during the war and many children made their own toys.  Get creative and design your own puppet to take home.  Why not tweet a photo of your finished toy to us at @PHMMcr.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Sun 7 December
Only Following Orders: An Anti-War Poetry and Music Event To Mark 100 Years Since The Outbreak of World War I
A left of centre cabaret of poems and songs, starring poetry quartet Bard Company, singer-songwriter Claire Mooney and poet Dave Puller.  From the trenches to Hiroshima, Dunkirk to Baghdad, Peterloo to Vietnam to Afghanistan, war and conflict have blighted and infected our world.  This is a show that confronts those who see wars as the answer, while remembering and celebrating the heroic souls forced to fight them.
Suitable for all, though some imagery and content may be a little graphic due to the subject matter.  Language will be family friendly
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £5
1.30pm – 2.40pm

Fri 5 December
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour for the visually impaired
Drop in for a tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.  This tour is repeated on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the exhibition.
Suitable for blind or visually impaired adults and young people only
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 4.00pm

Thurs 20 November, Thurs 27 November & Thurs 4 December
Fighting for a ‘Land Fit for Heroes’
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) are running a three week short course which links to our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.  Many people were involved in trying to change big political questions before the start of World War I.  This course will be a study of the three central political questions on the home front before the war, and as the war ended; Women, Irish Home Rule, and the Trades Union struggle.
Suitable for adults aged 19 and over
Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website.  Please quote course ref C3836480
Please note this is a three week course; attendees are required to book onto all three weeks of the course
£18.60 (free to those in receipt of means tested benefits)
Thurs 20 November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Women’s Suffrage
Thurs 27 November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Irish Home Rule
Thurs 4 December, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Workers’ Strikes

Fri 28 November
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Fri 14 November & Sat 15 November
England, Arise!
The uplifting and powerful story of the young men and women of Huddersfield who believed passionately in a better world.  Inspired by the revolutionary art, music and literature of the times, they refused to take arms against their fellow workers and fight in World War I.  They suffered prison and brutality for their conscientious objection, yet the community supported them so much that Huddersfield soon became known as a ‘hotbed of pacifism’!  Inspired by Comrades In Conscience, by Cyril Pearce, drawing on first hand source material to present an alternative story of political opposition to World War I. Presented by Bent Architect, written by Mick Martin, directed by Jude Wright.
Suitable for adults and young people over 13
Booking required via Eventbrite
£8/£6 concessions + booking fee
Fri 14 November: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Sat 15 November: 2.00pm – 4.00pm & 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Tues 11 November
Remembrance Day performance by Banks Lane Junior School Choir
Join us to listen to Banks Lane Junior School Choir perform a selection of World War I songs to commemorate Remembrance Day.  You can find out more about World War I in our main galleries and our current changing exhibition A Land Fit for Heroes.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
11.15am – 11.45am

Sun 9 November
Living History performance: Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I
This performance looks at life during World War I through the eyes of two brothers, Dougie and Arthur – one is a soldier, the other a conscientious objector.  For Remembrance Sunday.  You can find out more about conscientious objectors in our main galleries and current changing exhibition A Land Fit for Heroes.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 9s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Fri 7 November
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour for the visually impaired
Drop in for a tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.  This tour is repeated on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the exhibition.
Suitable for blind or visually impaired adults and young people only
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 4.00pm

Thurs 30 October
The Commonest of Men: Gallipoli and the East Lancashire Legacy
Doctoral research student Martin Purdy will talk about why the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 holds a unique place within Britain’s history.  As we approach the centenary of the ill-fated campaign, this talk looks at the international, national and regional factors that lie at the heart of the ongoing debates about the Gallipoli legacy.  The talk will question why the sacrifice of tens of thousands of ‘part-time’ soldiers from East Lancashire appears to have been forgotten.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Wed 29 October
Felt Peace Poppies
Be inspired by our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes during October Half Term and create your own felt peace poppy.  Transform our Learning Studio into a garden of reflection. Why not tweet a photo of your finished creation to us at @PHMMcr.  Part of the Family Arts Festival 2014.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Fri 24 October
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Fri 3 October
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour for the visually impaired
Drop in for a tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.  This tour is repeated on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the exhibition.
Suitable for blind or visually impaired adults and young people only
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 4.00pm

Fri 26 September
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.15pm – 2.00pm

**Unfortunately the event below (25 Sept) has been cancelled.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused**
Thurs 25 September

The Working Class at War
Dr Nick Mansfield, Senior Research Fellow at UCLan in Preston, will talk about why most trade unions and socialists supported the war, how they helped raise and sustain volunteers for the army and how these working class efforts won the war, achieving some modest gains.  Mansfield’s talk will explore in detail some of the themes covered in the museum’s current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes which details working class support for and efforts to win the war.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Fri 5 September
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour for the visually impaired
Drop in for a tour of our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.  This tour is repeated on the first Friday of every month for the duration of the exhibition.
Suitable for blind or visually impaired adults and young people only
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 4.00pm

Thurs 28 Aug
Labour Patriots in the Great War
Come and hear David Swift discuss the men and women of the labour movement who gave their support to the war effort, their reasons for doing so, and the implications of this for the left after the war.
Suitable for adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Fri 15 August
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Wed 6 August
Doves of Peace
Be inspired by the banners and posters in our collections to create your own Dove of Peace.  Explore the symbols and messages of peace in our main galleries and changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.  Draw the examples of doves that you can find in our galleries and then develop these using clay to make your own Dove of Peace.  Why not tweet a photo of your finished dove to us at @PHMMcr.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking required via Eventbrite
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Mon 4 Aug
Snapshot on War
Did you know the museum holds an archive of over 95,000 photographs?  Go behind the scenes and delve into our unique photo collections, the Labour Party photograph collection and the Communist Party of Great Britain photograph collection.  In this lunchtime drop in session, browse through photographs on the theme of war and uncover history through the lens.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
12.30pm – 1.30pm

Fri 25 July
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Sat 19 July – Sun 31 August
Creative Cameras craft table
Have a look round our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.  Be inspired by the memories captured in the photographs from World War I and create your own mock-up camera to bring with you while you explore your favourite parts of the museum.  Why not tweet a photo of your finished camera to us @PHMMcr.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Fri 27 June
A Land Fit For Heroes changing exhibition tour
Come along on a fascinating tour of our latest changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and find out all about British people’s struggle for victory during World War I.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Wed 28 May
Drawing On The Past
Take inspiration from the illustrations, posters and cartoons in our new changing exhibition, A Land Fit For Heroes.  Work with our artist to create your own artwork.  Why not tweet a photo of your finished artwork to us at @PHMMcr.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for over 5s to adults
Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Sat 24 May – Sun 8 June
A Land Fit For Heroes craft table
Visit our new changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes then go to our craft table to create your own artistic response.  Why not tweet a photo of your finished artwork to us at @PHMMcr.
Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
10.00am – 5.00pm

The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The National Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund

First World War Centenary, Led By IWM

The exhibition and accompanying events are part of the First World War Centenary Programme.