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202020 Objects, 20 Artists, 20 Communities

 

 

Look out for different workshops involving museum objects and different art forms.

At the end, some of the works will be displayed in Slough Museum.

 

Black and white photo showing an image of the Adelphi cinema in Slough and some old style cinema tickets

 

Paper Cinema Tales with Nisha

Exploring aspects of theatre making, live performance, live streaming and micro short film making inspired by old cinema tickets with a core community group through free online introductory sessions that started in October, working towards and culminating in a finished artwork.

We now seek memories, open to all or particularly if you have memories of the 1920’s/1930’s movie palaces in Slough from The Palace, The Adelphi, The Ambassador and The Granada. You are welcome to participate remotely by preparing your response to the question below and send in via email, your written response and audio recording (of your written response). Mobile phone voice recorders are fine.

What is your earliest memory of going to the cinema, picture house or movie palace? And how did it make you feel?

For more info about the project please contact Nisha on info@nishaanil.com

 

Black and white photo showing 3 nursesMade in Slough - a podcast of memories of Slough in the 60s and 70s with Mike

Did you work in Slough in the 60s and 70s? Did you migrate to Slough from another part of the UK or from another country? Lots of people came to Slough for the first time in the 60s and 70s. Were you one of these people? Take this opportunity to record your memories of working in Slough. Get in touch with Mike for a chat about how you might contribute - by writing a short piece or perhaps making a recording.

More info: Email Mike  mike@michaelpearcywriter.co.uk


Clay and Illustration workshops with Art Classes Group

Sessions inspired by china and clay objects
Saturdays 4.30-6pm 19 Sep-24 Oct

More info & book in advance: Email Art Classes Group info@artclassesgroup.com

 

Celebrating Our Cultural Past and Present Jigsaw with Fahima

27 - 29 October

1, 5, 12, 19 November

Sessions are held via Zoom - click for more details and booking

Join one or take part in them all! 

Slough is a hotspot for cultural diversity and beauty, with a long and rich history stemming from the transport system built here.

In 1887 arches were built across Slough to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and her reign, however the imperialism and colonialism that came with the British Empire left a deep mark on the countries and the people they exploited.

Our jigsaw instead celebrates all the colonies and the individual riches they brought with them put together, instead of just the rule of the British monarch, because in actuality it was us who made Britain what it is today.

Every session you will be sent a piece of this large jigsaw by post. Join us during an evening of your preferred time and bring any form of art you would like (paints, colouring pencils, pens and more) as we talk about this and get together to colour and create for an hour.

Slough Museum Pod Trail

Discover Slough’s fascinating history. At The Curve you can see eight museum pods celebrating the town’s past, present and future.

With over 6,000 objects and 5,000 photographs, Slough Museum has a unique collection. Our aim is to use this collection to inspire, engage and educate. Slough Museum is an independent museum and registered charity.

Visit the pods to learn more about Slough’s history. Highlights include:

Origins of Slough (pod 1) – find out what was so important about the land around Slough and some of its earliest residents.

Victorian Slough (pod 2) – how the Victorian era changed Slough.

Discovery and innovation (pod 3) – great contributions to science and technology beginning with the discoveries of
a German immigrant family in the 18th century.

Industrious Slough (pod 4) – learn more about Slough’s enduring relationship with industry.

Life and leisure (pod 5) – the golden age of cinema.

Room for living (pod 6) - moving here and living here.

Slough at home in the 1930s (pod 7) – homes and kitchens in the 1930s.

Slough Stories (pod 8) – iconic buildings in Slough.

Check out Slough History Online or Download our children's discovery trail and explore!

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