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Grafters events programme

We have an exciting programme of events for adults, young people and families to accompany our latest changing exhibition

22 February 2016

6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters: Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. The Miner by Harold White © National Coal Mining Museum for England

Be inspired by our latest changing exhibition Grafters: Industrial society in image and word and enjoy a range of accompanying events.  Keep an eye out as more exciting events will be updated here throughout the duration of the exhibition – on show until Sunday 18 September 2016.

Fri 5 August
Grafters exhibition tour
Join curator Ian Beesley on an exciting tour of our Grafters exhibition and discover previously unseen photos of industrial workers.
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

Thurs 14 July
Grafters: chapbook launch
Launch of a limited edition chapbook which contains some of the images and poems from the exhibition Grafters.  The chapbook will also include a selection of images and poems created by photographer Ian Beesley and poet Ian McMillan from some of their other industrial projects; including work from their time as artists in residence at Tetley’s brewery, Hayroyd’s Colliery and Outokumpu steel works.
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
 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Thurs 14 July
Guardian Members event: Bruised air, the big camera and other chapbooks
Ahead of the launch of their Grafters chapbook, Ian Beesley and Ian McMillan invite Guardian Members to an exclusive event showcasing previous projects.  Ian and Ian will present and talk about their work together as creators of  ‘chapbooks’ covering such diverse subjects as bruised air, the big big camera, Taraxacum officinale, twins and The Book of Damp.
Suitable for adults and young people
Booking required via Guardian Local
£8 (price includes a glass of wine and a chapbook to take home)
6.00pm – 7.00pm

Wed 22 June
Voices of the Makers
Members of Bank Street Writers, Bolton, have been involved with our Grafters exhibition from the outset; producing creative responses that are included in the exhibition.  They have now produced new writing inspired by the images in this show and will be sharing it for the first time in this performance.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in event
In order to keep our events programme affordable for everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Tues 14 June
Is That Me in the Picture?
A poetry workshop led by Ian McMillan based around the photographs in our Grafters exhibition; we’ll gaze, we’ll talk, we’ll think and we’ll make poems.  Beginners are very welcome!
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 £5
1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tues 7 June
The big big camera on tour
Come and see one of the largest cameras ever made!  The Hunter Penrose camera from Gallery Oldham is over six feet long and four feet high.  Photographer Ian Beesley will demonstrate the physical demands of early photography and discuss the validity of analogue photography in the digital age.  This project is supported by Gallery Oldham and Arts Council England.  Part of our Grafters events programme.
Family Friendly event, suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in event
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 3.00pm

Wed 1 June
Crafters: Strike a Pose!
Use art and drama to recreate the images in our Grafters exhibition, with artist Pui Lee.  Illustrate your dream job and see it projected on to the walls of the exhibition!  Why not tweet a photo of your creation to us @PHMLearn.
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

Sat 28 May – Sun 5 June
Industrial landscape craft table
Be inspired by the photographs in our Grafters exhibition to create your own industrial landscape with collage!  Will yours be the city you live in, or will you create a new city with all your favourite kinds of places in it?  Why not tweet a photo of your picture to us @PHMLearn.
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

Mon 16 May
Perspectives: First Draft Cabaret at People’s History Museum
Join First Draft Cabaret as they explore our Grafters exhibition through brand new, entertaining performances inspired directly by the photographs on show.  Bringing the exhibition to life will be some of our favourite storytellers, poets, comedians and musicians.  Come along and enjoy something new.
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 £5
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Mon 16 May
Grafters exhibition tour
Ahead of the evening’s First Draft Cabaret join curator Ian Beesley on an exciting tour of our changing exhibition Grafters. Discover previously unseen photos of industrial workers.
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
5.00pm – 5.45pm

Wed 13 April
Crafters: Landscape Lines  Stitch and Collage Book Making Workshop
Be inspired by our latest exhibition Grafters to create your own industrial landscape book.  Use stitching, drawing and collage to create something special to take home with you.  Why not tweet a photo of your book to us @PHMLearn.
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

Wed 6 April
Crafters: Cut Copy and Paste  Collage Poster Workshop
Be inspired by the images and words in our latest exhibition Grafters to create your own piece of graphic art with collage!  Why not tweet a photo of your collage to us @PHMLearn.
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

Sat 2 April – Sun 17 April
Shadow Puppets craft table
Be inspired by our latest exhibition Grafters and create shadow puppets based on industrial jobs of the past!  Why not tweet a photo of your puppet to us @PHMLearn.
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

Sat 26 March
Root & Branch
Critically acclaimed folk band Root & Branch will be playing workers’ songs and tunes from the British Isles, Ireland and the US as part of All Work and No Play the museum’s ongoing series of artistic responses to our Grafters exhibition.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
Suggested donation £3
3.00pm – 4.00pm

Sat 5 March – Sun 17 April
All Work and No Play
The museum is offering a fantastic opportunity to all artists, photographers, poets and filmmakers to take part in an open submission exhibition in our Community Gallery space.  Artists will respond to the themes and images in our Grafters exhibition.  Submissions are open to people of all skill levels.
Suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation
10.00am – 5.00pm

Grafters has been kindly supported by UCLan.

UCLan