FAMILY FUN DAY
Come along to our FREE FAMILY FUN DAY at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Wed 29th Aug 12pm - 3pm
Lots for the family to do: Henna art, face-painting, crafts activities, decorating Polish donuts …yummm :) and family portrait fun.
Bring the kids along! Hope to see you all there.
(Image taken from Wool Week UK 2011)
Golden Threads at Parliament
On 24 July 2012 a small group of Bradford Young Ambassadors went down to London to represent Bradford, Museums and Galleries at Westminster Hall, the Houses of Parliament. Coming together with other young people, representing various museums across the country, they showcased the great work they have done as part of the Stories of the World project.
Through dance, performance, poetry, exhibition and discussion they shared their inspirational journeys and offered the audience a chance to experience some of the artefacts and stories that have enthused them. The MC for the event was none other than Andrew McMillan, who did a fantastic job of pulling all the elements of the show together with his trademark enthusiasm and humour.
The Ambassadors all wore their handmade waistcoats (which were temporality borrowed from the exhibition at the Bradford Industrial Museum for the day), and they went down a treat. Visitors were extremely impressed at the intricate work and immense effort that went into the waistcoats and it was especially encouraging to see all the young people appreciating each other’s work and also exchanging ideas. The event celebrated the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games.
It was a long day in the Capital but the group did manage to spare a couple of hours to bask under the glorious sunshine in a nearby park before heading to the station to catch the train back to Bradford.
The Ambassadors would like thank all those who worked hard at putting the event together and for providing a platform for young people to showcase their talents. A special thank you to Sofia Maskin and Janet Bruce for your encouragement and support down in London!
Ambassador Fatiha Alesinloye snaps a shot of Rashid from the Ch4 show ‘Make Bradford British’ as he visits the exhibition ‘2012 you Inspire Me’ and ashe poses in front of our Golden Threads Banner at the Bradford1 Gallery.
The Olympic Torch Relay comes to our region this Sunday 24 June!! Why not take time to visit 3 of our Museums & Gallery venues who are hosting events and Olympic themed exhibitions along the torch route.
Bradford 1 Gallery in Centenary Square is host to ‘2012:You Inspire Me’ a superb exhibition of the official 2012 London Olympic prints.
Cartwright Hall & Lister Park - free games and activities, skipping, drumming, wheelchair rugby, storytelling and a drop in patchwork workshop 12 till 4pm.
Manor House, Ilkley - Moor Views exhibition exploring the unique character of the local landscape + free balloons from 2-5pm
ALL venues have our FREE Golden Threads museums activity trail.
Golden Threads: Tours
The tours so far have gone well. The public have enjoyed listening to how the exhibition and waistcoats were created. The public were really impressed with the waistcoats.
— Rachel Amy Haine, Young Ambassador
The tours have been a great experience and very enjoyable as the public is very friendly and have shown a lot of interest in the waistcoats. I would love to do more.
— Ferukh Mahmood, Young Ambassador
Golden Threads Preview: SNAP SHOT
‘Thank you’ from Young Ambassador Fatiha Alesinloye
Thank you to everyone who came to the exhibition opening of Golden Threads at Bradford Industrial Museum. lot of time and hard work went into putting this together. I hope those of you who came yesterday enjoyed it and those of you who pop by enjoy it too.
Myself and other young curators have been exploring our city’s rich collection of textiles from all over the world. This exhibition show…cases some of the pieces that we all found really interesting and thought the stories behind them wer really cool. Really hope everyone enjoys looking around.
My personal favourite has to be the corporal Ellis quilt. It’s made from pieces of army uniform sewn together whilst he was serving the army in Indian. You can see the influences from Indian culture. The geometric design reminds me personally of Islamic art and I’m really drawn to it.
I only joined precious cargo a year ago now and have to say I’ve enjoyed every bit of it. Taking part in different workshops and projects with the rest of the young ambassadors has been such a good experience. I’ve had the opportunity to meet several different artists who specialise in several different forms of art. And go behind the scenes in museums seeing artefacts and even contributing with labels and display in some museums :).
Myself and another ambassador, Aishah got the chance to work with some of the other young people involved in the precious cargo project we compiled a book which is here today called the Yorkshire’s World Collection. Feel free to take a copy home with u, it contains 100 objects from around Yorkshire museums chosen by myself and the other young people involved.
I would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has been involved in helping us put together this exhibition. From Janet Simmons to Sofia Maskin, Rebbea Lee the curators graphic designers etc. Without the support from you all we wouldn’t be where we are today :) ♥
Fatiha Alesinloye, Young Ambassador