I wanted my Dad’s funeral programme to be both functional and something that told his story for our family, especially his grand and great-grandchildren. I knew his dear friend ‘Sunny Man’ my entire life. But it wasn’t until seeing Sunny’s funeral programme that I knew his real name was Daniel
Today is the Kids in Museums Teen Digital Takeover: when young people take over the social media accounts of museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK. The 2018 Audience Agency Museums Audience Report identifies 16-24 year-olds as one of four key museum audiences. However, it also
These significant and inclusive events raise the profile of all sorts of LGBT+ lived experiences, celebrate activism and build stronger alliances. They increasingly involve people of all ages, cultures and faiths in publicly sharing differing identities. Alongside Stonewall’s 50th anniversary this
A rather young-looking Johnny Vegas, winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition in 1997.
Leicester Folks Telling Jokes
From the unusual to the humorous, the heartfelt to the heart-wrenching, these examples demonstrate the wealth of stories held in archives around the UK. Hopefully they'll inspire you to get out and explore your own local archive! Egg-dispensing machine on Umberleigh railway station, 1972. Credit:
This weekend sees the opening of the Horniman Museum's new World Gallery, made possible by a £3.3million grant from HLF. To celebrate, we spoke to the museum's Chief Executive, Nick Merriman, about what heritage means to him.