DIY Heritage Day
Ceramic City Stories | DIY Heritage Day (AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2015)
Are you passionate about The Potteries? Are you interested in your city and its unique history? Join us for an exciting community-led celebration of Stoke-on-Trent's heritage with people who also care.
The newly launched DIY Heritage Manifesto* is the inspiration behind this event. The Minton Public Free Library and its unique basement space provide a very special focus and backdrop for activities.
Come and meet other people who take action and make positive local change happen. Help begin to document and conserve hundreds of early transfer print Minton tiles designed by John Moyr Smith dating back to the late 1800s. Contribute to a temporary exhibition or people's museum of tiles and ceramics taking place on the day. Share and help us to capture your personal stories about the city and its industries as part of a people's collection - an ongoing digital archive initiative.
Ceramic City Stories is focussed on local, national and international shared stories relating to Stoke-on-Trent or 'The Potteries' as it is widely known.
When: Saturday 27th June 10:00am - 4:00pm (Doors open 9:00am - 5:00pm)
Where: 'The Canteen' (Basement), The Minton Library, London Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7QE
[Note: This 'pop up' event space is located in the basement of an historical building and is accessed via a dedicated entrance at the front of the building. Unfortunately, six steps currently limit access to The Canteen. If this means you may need support - please don't hesitate to contact us and we will work with you to try and find an acceptable solution to ensure you can join us for this event. Please contact Danny Callaghan 07999 350176]
Event postcard: Download PDF
How Should Decisions About Heritage Be Made - University of Leeds
During the last 18 months, Ceramic City Stories is proud to have worked as part of national research initiative led by the University of Leeds - ‘How should decisions about heritage be made?’. This event is rooted in some of the findings and outcomes relating to DIY heritage and independent cultural activism. It also forms part of the Connected Communities Festival 2015 - a major UK wide celebration of academic and community research partnerships promoted and supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (ARHC).
Website & Social Media: http://www.ceramiccitystories.org @potteriestiles (Ceramic City Stories) #HeritageDecisions
University of Leeds Press Release:Download PDF
*DIY Heritage Manifesto: