History Month On Your Doorstep
It’s Local and Community History Month this May, the perfect opportunity to discover the varied heritage Lancaster and Morecambe district has to offer.
- Morecambe: The Naples of the North exhibition which runs until June 12 at Lancaster City Museum.
- Two exhibitions at Lancaster Maritime Museum during May. By The Water is an intimate selection of work seeing the element of water through the eyes of artists in the museum’s collection while Going to the Sand by photographer Tessa Bunney focuses on the lives of Morecambe Bay’s inshore fishing families.
- Lancaster City Museum’s community history case. During May it features the work of local artist, Teresa Kirk who is influenced by historic Lancashire as well as the natural world.
- The Fish and Ships exhibition at Morecambe Heritage Centre in the Arndale Centre. It features photographs from the Baxter fishing family and fishermen’s clothes. There’s also a special display celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
- A talk on long-range ground attack missions by RAF Vulcan bombers against Argentine positions in the Falklands in 1982 to mark the 40th anniversary of the war. Hosted by Lancaster Military Heritage Group on May 11 at 7pm at Lansil Sports and Social Club. Anyone interested in attending should contact the speaker, Brian Jefferson on 07876 710565.
- A talk on Rogues, Villains and Scoundrels of Lancaster Castle by Dr Colin Penny on May 27 from 12-1pm at the Judges’ Lodgings. Admission is £4 including tea/coffee.
- A conversation about Lancaster, Christianity and transatlantic slavery hosted by Lancaster Priory on May 20 from 7pm and chaired by Manchester Cathedral Dean Rogers Govender involving Lancaster Black History Group and Lancaster Quakers.
- A free fun scavenger hunt and art workshop for young people on May 21 at the Judges’ Lodgings plus a visit to Lancaster Castle. Booking is required at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hope-streets-young-producers-taster-day-lancaster-tickets-316247604097
- A new international collaboration with French artist, Elisa Moris Vai interrogating the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade in France with UCLAN’s Prof Alan Rice on May 24 from 6pm at the Judges’ Lodgings. Includes a chance to explore the period rooms and a drinks reception. Tickets are free but booking is required via: bit.ly/JudgesLodgingsEvents