Posts by Dawn
Recently we received a lovely letter from Ellesmere Port & Neston Live at Home Scheme, telling us how much they had enjoyed their trip and lunch at the Museum of Liverpool.
We were thrilled that they also shared a poem with us, written by one of their lunch club members, Roy Hammett: Read more…
20 September 2013 by Dawn
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, with many organisations also marking Saturday 21 September, World Alzheimer’s Day, to shine a global spotlight on the fight against the disease. The theme this year is ‘Dementia – a journey of caring’, an idea which resonates very strongly with the House of Memories dementia awareness training at the Museum of Liverpool.
19 July 2013 by Dawn
It’s National Feel Good Day today and it really does feel like it with the sun out shining and that Friday feeling. The idea is to brighten up someone’s day by paying them a compliment, telling family and friends how great they are, or even smiling at a stranger. The campaign is being driven by a private cosmetic surgery, which causes me to raise an eyebrow, but regardless of the motivation behind it, it’s hard to find fault with the sentiment. Read more…
28 June 2013 by Dawn
Have you ever locked yourself out of the house because you forgot your key? What about leaving the bath running and flooding the bathroom, or scalding yourself because you forgot to test the water?
When we were younger we dreamt we would be living in a ‘Tomorrow’s World’ age – assisted by clever gadgets and cutting-edge technology that would cater for our every need. This futuristic vision is closer than you think.
20 May 2013 by Dawn
It’s National Dementia Awareness Week – an annual event organised by The Alzheimer’s Society that is taking place from 19-25 May 2013.
Dementia awareness is an issue that is very close to the Museum of Liverpool’s heart. Since January 2012 we have been running our own dementia awareness programme, House of Memories, designed to support carers in helping people to live well with dementia. We will be starting a new set of training dates in the Autumn, and you can find details of how to book on our website. Read more…
28 January 2013 by Dawn
School groups visiting World Museum have a unique opportunity to see short extracts from Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ in our Treasure House Theatre on 13 February 2013. The sessions will run at 11am and 1pm and will include a chance to ask the performers questions. This event is free of charge and interested schools should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 478 4050 to book.
The play, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is set in 1962 Massachusetts when a witch-hunting fury sweeps through communities. As attempts to calm the hysteria fail, families are torn apart and lives are destroyed.
Hand in Hand Theatre Productions are currently rehearsing for the powerful drama, ready for a short stint at at the Floral Pavilion’s Blue Lounge this spring. They will be running a special schools matinee show on Friday March 8 – contact the theatre for details of their special school rates.
14 December 2012 by Dawn
Every Tuesday morning during term time we have been running sessions called ‘Tiny Liverpool‘ in our Little Liverpool gallery. These sessions are especially for 0-3 year olds and their parents, grandparents or child minders. At the end of each term these sessions conclude with an extra special session called ‘Messy Tots’ which takes place in one of our education spaces.
Messy Tots is extra fun as we are able to get out Play-Doh, chalks, paint pens and colouring in materials. As well as having a large space to enjoy the craft sessions children can play with our lovely toys, dress up, build towers with our blocks and, when in need of a break, our giant bean bags are on hand to provide a comfortable place to curl up for a story! Read more…
5 December 2012 by Dawn
Earlier this year, the Museum of Liverpool launched the House of Memories dementia awareness training – an innovative programme which assists social carers to help people to live well with dementia.
“Why would a museum be delivering training to carers in the health sector?”, you may wonder. Well the answer is quite simple. Museums may not be clinical experts in dementia but they are quite literally ‘houses of memories’, where precious objects and stories from the past are collected, and where people come to enjoy and revisit collective memories. The museum has developed new activities such as memory boxes and memory walks, which can really make a difference to someone living with dementia, alongside their families and carers. Read more…
31 January 2012 by Dawn
This weekend, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum are hosting a free weekend of special events on the theme, ‘Docklands Extravaganza’. Education manager Vikky Evans-Hubbard tells us more about the ‘Jiving Lindy Hoppers’:
The popular dance group The Jiving Lindy Hoppers will be making a return visit to International Slavery Museum on Saturday 4th February, as part of our Docklands Extravaganza weekend. They last visited during Black History Month 2009, leaving us all speechless with their daring and acrobatic dance moves and they look set to do the same this year – have a look at them on YouTube performing at the JLA Real Variety Show. After watching them in action, there will be the opportunity to learn the basic step yourself in a fun workshop.
The Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a partner dance that originated in 1920s and 30s Harlem, New York. The dance contains footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap. It can be wild and spontaneous, with frenzied kicks and body movements, or it can be cool and sophisticated. Read more…