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WORKSHOPS: WW1 PAPER TOYS

Guildhall museum, Rochester

Thursday 9th & Thursday 16th August

10.30-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm

 

Strood Community Hall at Medway Archives

Wednesday 19th & Wednesday 26th September

2.30-4.30pm

 

EXHIBITIONS: WW1 PAPER TOYS

Visit one of our pop-up exhibitions of paper toys to find out more about some of the paper toys from the era & see  real examples of  toys made in 1914-1918:

 

Guildhall museum, Rochester

Medway Archives

Rochester Library

 

The Centenary is a chance to understand the war better, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today. The World War 1 Paper Toys project will look at and consider the cultural heritage of Medway through paper toy models produced between 1914-1918.

We will be posting further activities taking place across Medway until the end of 2018. These include opportunities to take part in group research at Medway Archives September 2018.

 

This project is supported by the  National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund special grant programme ‘First World War – Then and Now’.

EXHIBITION: BAND OF BROTHERS

Guildhall museum, Rochester

13th April 2018 – December 2018

 

A paper installation  that explores the connections between WW1 and the brass band movement with a bandstand structure that is interpreted as a symbolic architectural memorial to the ww1 conflict. A variety of paper craft techniques have been used on an architectural scale to create a large scale installation that draws upon the decorative ironwork design of band stands with life size military uniforms made from recycled paper maps.

 

This work has been supported by Medway Arts Team and Brass Durham International Festival.

EXHIBITION: PAPER FOREST

National Trust Owletts, Cobham, Kent

 

A large scale  paper  textile piece made by members of the public is now on permanent exhibition at National Trust Owletts.  The laser cut textile display celebrates the heritage, culture and stories connected to the rural village of Cobham, Kent. The work was made by a diverse age range of participants during paper craft workshops that involved children aged 6 with families and adults aged 60 plus. The paper craft workshops were held at two National Trust locations  & National Parks within the area.

 

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/owletts

 

This project was funded by an anonymous benefactor.

 

 

 

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EXHIBITION: ANATOMICA

ROCHESTER ART GALLERY, ROCHESTER

7TH SEPETEMBER  – 2ND DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

This exhibition has been supported by Medway Arts Team.