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Jonathan Long: Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, and the Face of the Nation

6 May, 2.30

Jonathan Long: Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, and the Face of the Nation

Join Jonathan Long, Professor of German & Visual Culture at Durham University whose talk Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, & the Face of the Nation complements the current exhibition Only in England. He regularly reviews exhibitions and photographic publications for Source Photographic Review. Organised in conjunction with the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University. 

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World War I Lecture Series: Religion and the War

25 March, 2.00, £3.00 (inc. refreshments) or free with admission or for Students & Museum Friends

World War I Lecture Series: Religion and the War

The Rev David Youngson, retired clergyman, will talk about Christian organisations involved in supporting troops in the front line and elsewhere, and Dr Denise Coss will consider the response and expectations of the Church of England to the war. 

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World War I Lecture Series: Dominion Geordies

29 April, 2.30, £3.00 (inc. refreshments) or free with admission or for Museum Friends

World War I Lecture Series: Dominion Geordies

Join Alan Fidler and Marie Caffrey as they tell us about their project to trace men from the North East serving in the Dominion forces of Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and their willing participation in WW1. The talk will include case studies of local Teesdale emigrants including men from Middleton-in-Teesdale.   

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World War I Lecture Series: Home Comforts: The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals

27 May, 2.30, £3.00 (inc. refreshments) or free with admission or for Museum Friends

World War I Lecture Series: Home Comforts: The Role of the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals

Explore the role of the Red Cross and the work of volunteers to aid the recovery of the wounded and sick soldiers sent to the North of England, through this interactive and hands-on talk and display presented by Anne Wall and Eileen Brereton, former nurses themselves and co-authors of Home Comforts: The Role of Red Cross Auxiliary Hospitals in North Riding of Yorkshire 1914-1919.

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Buttons, Sequins and Feathers

8 April, 11.00 - 4.00

Buttons, Sequins and Feathers

Get creative this weekend and let your imagination run wild by making finger puppets, memory boxes and more in this drop-in activity workshop. Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom there is no charge for the event.   


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