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Connect10 competition

13 December 2013

Museums at NightThe People’s History Museum is very excited to learn that we have been shortlisted to win a visit from artist Janette Parris in Culture24′s Connect10 Museums at Night competition.

The programme invites museums, galleries and heritage sites to bid for an artist to stage an event at their venue during Museums at Night Weekend (15-17 May 2014). The venues with the best ideas are shortlisted and a public vote decides who goes where. Visit Culture24 to find out more.

Members of the public will be invited to vote for us against three other venues, The New Art Gallery in Walsall, The Cardiff Story and Weston Park Museum in Sheffield, to win a visit from Janette Parris.

Janette Parris is well known for her series of work for Art on the Underground and exhibited at Tate Britain. Her work uses narrative, humour and a range of popular formats from soap opera, stand up and musical theatre, to live music, cartoons and drawing. Parris often focuses on the ‘everyday’ and the common experience – an excellent fit for PHM as the home of ‘ideas worth fighting for’ and our focus on the struggle of ordinary people.

What would have happened if the Cato Street Conspirators had succeeded in their plot? What if the Chartist petition had been successful? What if the suffragettes had failed to get votes for women? What if Thatcher had lost the 1979 election? You will be taken on a journey through this alternative history and through interaction with performers, actors, comedians, tour guides and puppeteers to encourage debate about the other possibilities. 

Voting opens on Tuesday 14 January and runs until Tuesday 28 January 2014. The winner of the public vote will be announced on Thursday 30 January by Culture24.

Please support the museum and vote for PHM when the vote opens early next year!