Wor Life 1914-18

A series of exhibitions and events to commemorate the First World War

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Our 1st childrens Disco is underway. If you can dance like an Elephant get along for 1 of our next sessions: 12.30, 1.30 & 2.30.

11:23am 21 Aug 2014

Wall Face launches today across Hadrian's Wall sites. Very excited to welcome Games of Thrones star Ben Crompton to Arbeia to officially launch the exhibition.
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The faces behind Hadrian's Wall
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The pioneers who have helped protect and record Hadrian's Wall for centuries are being celebrated in an exhibition stretching the length of the site.

9:31am 21 Aug 2014

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The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.

Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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Fabulous Fans - Part Two

20 Aug 2014

During my project I re-packed the fans so they could be immediately visible before they are handled. This is so important due to the fragility of some of the…