Black dolls exhibition extended due to demand!

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Black History Month at our Black Dolls: The Power of Representation exhibition for ‘Have Your Say’ Saturday. The exhibition launched on 16 June in partnership with The National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall and The National Lottery Collecting Cultures fund.

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Celebrate Black History with Black Dolls: The Power of Representation

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re hosting ‘Have Your Say Saturday’ on 6 October from 12 noon to 4.30pm at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood and Sudbury Village Parish Rooms. The FREE event is part of our National Lottery funded, family-friendly exhibition Black Dolls: The Power

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Reading Between The Lines

With Black History Month just around the corner, we thought it was a good time to share a few of our favourite books exploring the Windrush Generation and what it was like for Caribbeans settling into a new life in Britain…together with the generations that followed… Small Island, Andrea Levy

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Jamelia’s Letter and the Natural Hair Movement

A blog by Lynda Burrell, Creative Director at Museumand The natural hair movement was back in the news recently with Jamelia’s Letter in Black Ballad magazine trending on social media. Jamelia shared: “I became aware of the natural hair movement just under 10 years ago. I was inspired, motivated and

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Discover The Real Toy Story – Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday 21 July

We’re inviting toys and their families to our Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday at the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, Sudbury, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT on 21 July from 11am-4pm. All toys and families welcome, including dolls, teddy bears and action figures! The Toys Tea Party & Family Saturday

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Caribbean Nurses – The Backbone of the NHS

The NHS was established within a month of the Windrush generation arriving in the UK in 1948. Caribbean nurses in particular played a vital role from the earliest days. Catherine Ross, our Founder and Director, shares her memories of the time from a Nottingham perspective:  Keen to establish themselves in

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Black dolls in the news

Our Black Dolls: The Power of Representation exhibition in partnership with the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall and the Heritage Lottery Fund opened on 16 June and it’s already attracting a lot of attention from the media and visitors alike. The BBC reported that “an exhibition of black

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Shebeen: Day of Events – 4 June

As part of Nottingham Playhouse’s production of Shebeen, we’ll be hosting a day of events celebrating the Caribbean Shebeen and blues party culture in Nottingham – on 4th June 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF. Shebeen: Memories and Recollections – FREE DROP-IN SESSION 12pm – 4.30pm –

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Museumand in the News

Our plans for celebrating the Windrush 70th Anniversary have recently been featured in Breeze Magazine – on page 18. Take a look to see what we’ve got coming up!  

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Black Dolls: The Power of Representation

Films like Black Panther are finally giving children of Black heritage empowering superheroes that look like them – but it’s been a long wait. We’ve joined forces with the National Trust to launch an exhibition exploring Black dolls and childhood through the 20th and 21st centuries at National Trust Museum

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