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March 2019

Manufacturing@Work

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 2:45 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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Teacher and pupils studying manufacturing

An annual free event offering schools the opportunity to appreciate the important role of manufacturing in everyday life and the world of work, with a particular emphasis on related careers in the local area.

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Manufacturing@Work

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:45 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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Teacher and pupils studying manufacturing

An annual free event offering schools the opportunity to appreciate the important role of manufacturing in everyday life and the world of work, with a particular emphasis on related careers in the local area.

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Building, Unbuilding, Rebuilding the NHS: A Heritage Study Day

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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Photo of the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital

This study day will explore how the specific architecture, construction, and removal of hospital buildings has shaped public perceptions of Britain’s National Health Service over time. Presentations will reflect on hospital closures, re-openings, and long-standing hospitals, and on their sights, sounds, smells, and construction. We will discuss the material culture…

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April 2019

Young Archaeologist and Curators’ Club

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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A holiday club for young people with an interest in history and their local history. Learners take part in a range of themed activities exploring the past, including undertaking research, taking part in traditional crafts, object handling, living history interpretation and collections display.

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Family Traditional Easter Egg Decorating

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Various eggs decorated for Easter

For family members of all ages and generations. An opportunity to be creative together, taking part in a fun 2 hour workshop to create hand painted Easter egg decorations.

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July 2019

From Rationing to Reformation: A 1940s Study Day

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£18
Ration Book

A day of talks and demonstrations exploring how the Second World War and ensuing social upheaval changed society.  Subjects covered include  Make do and Mend, exploring how women used innovative methods to keep fashionable during wartime, the National Savings Movement, the arrival of the NHS in the Black Country, Canals…

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August 2019

Introduction to Canal Art: Castles

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£30

Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists  will teach you the traditions of folk canal art. Undertake practice artwork before painting a design on a piece of canal ware to take home. On this half day course you will learn the techniques to paint a traditional castles design.…

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September 2019

Glass Painting

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£50

On this course you will learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels using tracing, stippling and sgraffito. Once fired, your pictures will be permanent and like the painted glass in churches, will still be beautiful in a thousand years! This is a fun class ideal for beginners wanting…

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Canals and their Architecture

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£18
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A study day exploring the distinctive and fascinating buildings and structures of our man-made waterways. Talks will include Conserving the Waterways Heritage,  Birmingham Roundhouse & Other Canal related Buildings, Sir Thomas Telford.  There will also be a guided tour around the canal arm  and boat dock.  Full programme available here.…

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October 2019

Cyanotype Workshop (Victorian photographic technique)

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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£50
Cyanotype

Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype. Have a go at printing your own cyanotypes on a range of coloured paper and fabrics and learn all about this fascinating method of early chemical photographic development. Designs will be provided however if you wish to use your own…

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