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Socks, Pin Cushions and Stories exhibition

An exhibition of textile crafts and artefacts from the First World War period from Special Collections and Archives held at LJMU.   2nd – 28th February 2016 Hornby Room, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW   Join Up For Crafts and Merseyside at War for this exhibition. During the First World War many [...]

Lost Stories of Conflict

Liverpool Medical Institution in the Lecture Theatre – 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR.  Doors open 6.30pm, First talk 7.00-7.45pm, Second talk 7.55-8.40pm Tea/coffee/cake on the Gallery 8.45-9.15pm.  Wednesday 16 March Michael Robinson – Broken soldiers of the Great War:  the shambolic recruitment process of British troops in the summer of 1914 Meg Parkes – [...]

Remembrance exhibition at LJMU Special Collections

Remembrance: reflecting on the First World War commemorations Exhibition drawing from the Liverpool John Moores Special Collections and Archives looking at themes around Remembrance, including the history of how the poppy came to be used as a symbol of commemoration. The founding colleges of the University will also feature.   Mon 26th October 2015 - Sun [...]

War, Art & Surgery – final tour exhibition

War, Art & Surgery – drawings by Julia Midgley The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, WA7 1BG Free 3rd October – 29th November 2015 Opening Times – Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm & Sat 10am-3pm

Socks, Pin Cushions and Stories – heritage craft project

Join Up For Crafts to remember the unsung craftswomen of the First World War. During the war many women joined initiatives such as the Women’s War Service Bureau and contributed their craft skills to knit thousands of pairs of socks and make care packages to send to the troops. Do you love to stitch or [...]

Lusitania: life, loss, legacy

Merseyside Maritime Museum   ongoing exhibition and events   Free entry   This new exhibition marks the centenary year of the sinking of the Lusitania. Highlighting new research about the people involved in the Lusitania story, the display also considers the role of Liverpool’s liners in the First World War. The sinking of Lusitania was one of [...]

Poppies: Women and War

Museum of Liverpool   24 July 2015 to February 2016   Free entry   Poppies: Women and War is an exhibition by photographer Lee Karen Stow,  remembering women in times of war from the First World War to the present day.   It combines a portrait series of women whose lives have been affected by war, [...]

Light Night 2015

Family friendly Life on the Ocean Wave Aldham Robarts Library Maryland Street L1 9DE 0151 231 3179 Time: 5.00pm—10.00pm LJMU celebrates the city’s links with the docks and the sea with a series of installations at The Everyman and LJMU’s Aldham Roberts Library . The glamour and elegance of travel on board the Cunard [...]

E. Carter Preston exhibition, The Great War: Medals, Memorials and Sculpture

  This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the works of Liverpool artist Edward Carter Preston (1884-1965) from the period of The Great War 1914-1918. A prolific artist, he is principally known as a designer of medals with his commissions including the Next of Kin Memorial Plaque and the Distinguished Flying Cross. His innovative [...]

Merseyside at War Drop in Sessions March 2015

An opportunity for staff, students and the public to share their WWI local history and family stories with us. Monday 23rd and Monday 30th March 2015 at Aldham Robarts Library Off Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE 1-4pm NOTE: The ‘World War One in 100 Objects’ Exhibition will also be open to view during this time.