Slavery Museum – Events July – September

imageInternational Slavery Museum (July – September 2009)
Free activities for all the family at the International Slavery Museum.

Over the months of July, August and September the International Slavery Museum is hosting many free events, exhibitions and workshops for all the family to enjoy including:

Shoot Nations
Until 2 August , 2009
Open daily 10am – 5pm
An exhibition of photographs taken by young people as part of the Shoot Nations global photography competition. The images capture the impact of our changing environment, particularly the effects of global warming and intensive farming.

My Life, My Words

Until 26 July, 2009
Open daily 10am – 5pm
My Life, My Words is a small display exploring the lives and experiences of elders from Liverpool’s Black community and their relationship with an ever-changing city.

Slavery Remembrance Day
22 and 23 August, 2009
Slavery Remembrance Day 2009 will be commemorated with a two day festival at the International Slavery Museum and Albert Dock on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August.

Join us for live music, community showcases, talks, family activities and a traditional libation. Market stalls will also be trading traditional West African and Caribbean food and cultural crafts.

Capoeira Club

4, 11 July, 2009
1, 8, 15, 29 August, 2009
5, 12, 19, 26 September, 2009
Created by enslaved Africans brought to Brazil, Capoeira blends elements of dance, martial arts and music to create a truly unique art form. Exciting to watch, but even more fun to join in!

Handling collection
12 July, 2009
19 August, 2009
6 September, 2009
Meet our demonstrator and learn about life in West Africa before transatlantic slavery. (suitable for all ages)
*2pm talk on July 12 will be BSL interpreted

African woodcarving

4, 10 August, 2009
See African woodcarving on the Life in West Africa gallery (suitable for all ages)

African arts and crafts
26 July, 2009
11, 25 August, 2009
Try your hand at African art and make your own mask to take home. (suitable for all ages)

African batik
30 July, 2009
17 August, 2009
Drop-in for a fun-filled afternoon of craft activities and learn about the art of African Batik.

Carnival crafts
3, 18, 27 August, 2009
Join us for an arts and crafts session inspired by the colourful world of the carnival.
(suitable for all ages)

Clay creations
5 August, 2009
September 13
Make your own clay sculptures based on West African culture and the use of Uli designs. (suitable for all ages)

African beats
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm          
30, 31 August, 2009         
Feel the beat with an afternoon of African drumming and tribal dance. (suitable for all ages)

Tales from Africa
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm          
5 July, 2009
2, 16, 24 August, 2009
27 September, 2009         
Our interactive storytelling session will transport you to Africa. (suitable for all ages).

Keep your eyes on the prize
2 & 3pm                   
19 July, 2009
12, 26 August, 2009
20*September, 2009
This performance tells the inspiring story of Diane Nash and her involvement with the civil rights movement.
*2pm performance on September 20 will be BSL interpreted.

Destination freedom
2 & 3pm                   
13*, 20 August, 2009
Based on the true story of William and Ellen Craft, this performance tells of Ellen’s personal journey from enslavement to freedom.
*2pm performance on August 13 will be BSL interpreted

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