Thursday, 23 August 2012

Harrison Collection Exhibition OPEN !

On a glorious summer's afternoon Eric Knowles of the Antiques Roadshow opened the Harrison Building and the Highlights of the Harrison Collection exhibition. Everyone was entertained by the guest of honour's speech and the exhibition got off to a great start !

The Highlights of the Harrison Collection exhibition is open daily - entry is included in the museum admission ticket.

Games in the Park

Last weekend we held our Games in the Park event with some wonderful demonstrations of skipping, drumming, morris dancing, maypole dancing, horse riding, rope making, Cajun dancing, scouting games, childrens crafts, poetry, printing and much much more!


'Informative & fun'
'Loads to do for all the family, a great day out'
'I loved the drummers, I didn't want to leave'

As part of the weekend we also had some poetry workshops here are a couple of examples of the work some of the children did written about Max - the resident Clydesdale horse:
I fly to heaven,
a rich paradise,
a golden sky,
a thousand stars
touched never by human hands,
instead by hoof,
carried over land,
far into the blue.
Upon a deep, warm horseback.
Security, high above,
serenity, deep below.
A foreign love.
A first draft from Meave and Charlotte, both aged 13.


Whipping his hair proudly back,

trouting gracefully without lack,

His body moving chestnut brown,

Moving without fault, no clown,

Scraping his hooves on the gravel

While moving jolting his saddle,

eyes watching every single move,

Banging hard down on his hoove,

Crushing the contents in his mouth,

moving towards North, West and South,

tail slapping against warm frame

Max so tender, so gentle, so tame.
A first draft by Amelia Bird, aged 10.  Amelia lives in Cottingham

Games in the Parkis part of New Worlds, which is a strand of imove, a Cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshire @imoveand
imove has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.
New Worlds is a partnership between Alchemy; Bradford Council’s Department of Regeneration& Culture; Harewood House; National Centre for Early Music; National Media Museum; The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Games in the Park also involves partnerships with Hull City Council andRyedale Folk Museum.
Led by BradfordCouncil, ‘Games in the Park’ has been conceived, brokered and curated by Alchemy.