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Easter fun at PHM

Easter fun at PHM

26 March 2013

Protest Pots

Visit the museum over the Easter holidays and enjoy a range of activities and events for all the family.  The museum is open 10.00am to 5.00pm as usual over the Easter weekend.

Sat 9 March – Sun 29 September
Hidden by Red Saunders
An Impressions Gallery touring exhibition, Hidden recreates great moments in the long struggle for rights and representation in Britain.  It is particularly fitting that these photographic tableaux be on show at the People’s History Museum – the national museum of democracy in Britain and the home of ‘ideas worth fighting for’.  With the past often dominated by Kings, Queens and military battles, the aim of the Hidden Project was to recreate the historic scenes involving the dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformists who have often been hidden from history.  Red Saunders is a professional photographer who combines his photographic practice with cultural, artistic, musical and political activism.

Sat 23 March – Sun 14 April
Decorate a Dog craft table
Woof woof!  Be inspired by all the furry friends you can spot in our Hidden exhibition and decorate a dog to take home with you.
Suitable for all ages
Drop in session.  No booking required
Free.  Donations to the museum gratefully received
10.00am - 5.00pm

Wed 27 March
Protest Pots
Get creative with clay and make your own pot inspired by the ceramics in our collection.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required
£2
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Fri 29 March
Decorate a duck
Come along to the annual Spinningfields Duck Race and have a bite to eat at The Left Bank cafe bar.  With every children’s meal get a free gingerbread duck to decorate with tasty treats.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required
Free, with the purchase of a children’s meal, while stocks last
10.00am - 5.00pm

Wed 3 April
Funky Fingers
Decorate your digits and create your own finger puppets based on the characters in our Hidden exhibition.  Make Tom ‘Thumb’ Paine, Hilda ‘Hands’ of Whitby or even ‘Little Finger’ Levellers – the choice is yours!  Why not use them to recreate your own photographs back at home?
Suitable for over 7s to adults
Booking advised
£2
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Thurs 4 April
Living History performance: Moving Stories – Migration & Identity
Meet Anita Sharma, at school in Manchester in the 1960s, as she describes her summer holiday trip to India with her parents who were born there.  Follow her journey to adulthood as she explores her identity.
Suitable for over 5s to adults
No booking required
Free.  Donations to the museum gratefully received
1.15pm - 2.00pm

Wed 10 April
Huge and Hidden
Be inspired by the larger than life photographs in our Hidden exhibition and help us to make a giant collage on the Engine Hall floor.  Put yourself in the picture and use fun collage techniques to recreate one of Red Saunders’ iconic photographs.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required
Free.  Donations to the museum gratefully received
1.30pm - 3.30pm