A chance to get involved in an exciting new local history project. Otherstory are creating a Puppet History Walk, uncovering the stories of conscientious objectors and war resisters in South Bristol during the First World War. Bedminster had about 30 CO's. Some have great stories, others we know little about...as yet. In this workshop we will be building on what we've discovered already: drawing together themes that connect people and places, and selecting material that relates to these themes. Actual historical material / documents/ photos from Bristol Libraries will be available at this workshop, and there will be support from library staff and experienced researchers.
Workshops are free to attend, but booking is essential. More info and booking at https://otherstory.org/hiding-places-and-hidden-histories/
This is the second of six workshops. The first is at Bristol Archives on 12th Jan:
Then we have four puppetry workshops: Sun 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 10th March, 24th March, at Windmill Hill City Farm.
All workshops run 2-4pm.
A collaboration with Remembering the Real World War 1.
Supported using public funding through Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.