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November 2018

Flight and Refuge – Folkestone Welcomes All

November 15 - November 24
Folkestone Museum, The Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1DY United Kingdom
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This exhibition at Folkestone Museum has been curated by local sixth form students based on their research into the Belgian refugee presence in Folkestone during the First World War. The exhibition asks why an event so fundamental to Folkstone's local history remains unknown to so many? Exploring the extent to which the Folkestone community welcomed their neighbours from across the channel in a time of need, the exhibition draws parallels with the modern day immigration crisis, helping to assess how…

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History: the Beginning of the End?

November 16, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, 11 The Precincts
Canterbuy, Kent CT1 2EH United Kingdom
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This school debate at the historic Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library asks some awkward questions as we put teachers, academics and heritage professionals in conversation with young people. Is there a future for the Humanities? Does it still make sense to study the past when the present is changing faster than ever? Are we really what we read? And what messages does the heritage sector send out about what it means to be young today? Chaired by a school leaver,…

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Walk Through the Walls

November 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Canterbury Westgate, 1 Pound Lane
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2BX United Kingdom
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This immersive walk through Canterbury from the Westgate to the 19th-century prison charts changing attitudes from the early modern period to the present, covering everything from vagrancy, revolt, treason and education. 2018 marks Canterbury’s 30th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage site and 150 years since the ending of public executions. Explore the places and spaces where power and authority have been displayed, from scenes of pillory and execution to early attempts at prison reform. The event will end with…

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Writing from the Inside Out

November 20, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Canterbury Christ Church University prison, 46 Longport
Canterbury, Kent CT1 1PJ
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Canterbury’s 19th-century prison still retains many of its original features and this workshop is an opportunity for young people to write their own histories into this space. While its primary function was to punish offenders, some Victorian inmates learned to read here and many of their stories were recorded and are still available today. At this workshop historic writing experts will share the history of the prison with young people, and show how immersive research can stimulate creative responses. Prompts…

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First of the Feathers

November 21, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Folkestone Leas (Bandstand), The Leas
Folkestone, CT20 2DZ
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It is 1918 and the fight for female suffrage has been partly won. A woman reflects on her own role, campaigning for votes for women, while handing out white feathers to young men on Folkestone Leas during the First World War. This immersive dramatization will explore the possible motivation behind women’s political action between 1914 and 1918, and the impact this had on a generation of men. Suffrage campaigners often disagreed on strategy and policy, and their political views ranged…

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Reinventing Dreamland

November 22, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dreamland, 49-51 Marine Terrace
Margate, Kent CT9 1XJ United Kingdom
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Aimed at school groups, this event will showcase the history of Margate’s Dreamland amusement park, from its Victorian origins in 'Sanger’s Hall by the Sea' to its 'end' by fire and 21st-century reopening. Margate has strong associations with youth culture, including the Mods and Rockers. How are these stories preserved and what can they tell us about what it means to be young at different moments in history? See behind the scenes of one of Kent’s best loved attractions and…

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