Making Histories: Creative Workshops for Women

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Making Histories: Creative Workshops for Women
We are inviting all women* to take part in *Making Histories,* an exciting series of free creative workshops in the Great North Museum: Hancock. The workshops will use objects from the Shefton Collection of Greek Art and Archaeology to shed light on the lives of women in antiquity, which have resonances for women today. There will be the opportunity to hear about new research on the objects and to see and handle them. Each workshop will be led by a creative practitioner.

Refreshments will be provided. Local travel bursaries are available with a valid return ticket.

Workshops are two hours long and will be held in the Great North Museum: Hancock. Each workshop will be capped at 15 participants so please book early to secure a place. Let us know if you are no longer able to attend so that we can offer the place to someone else.

You can attend as many or as few workshops as you wish. Please sign up below.

1. Voicing Histories: a workshop in collaboration with Pippa Anderson, a vocal health specialist and voice coach. The workshop will explore ancient Maenad women to give 'voice' back to the objects and histories of women that have been previously silenced. This workshop involves breathwork, looking at the self and self-care.

2. Material Histories I: Ceramics: a clay-based workshop in collaboration with Olivia Turner, artist and researcher, exploring fragmentation, offerings to the gods and the body.

3. Material Histories II: Textiles: a textile and fabric workshop in collaboration with Claire Ogah, artist and creative researcher. The workshop will consider the wider implications of textiles and dress in ancient and contemporary women's lives. It will explore the hidden symbolism and language of textiles, the relationship between women and textiles and the role of textiles in women's rituals.

4. Writing Histories: a creative writing workshop in collaboration with Linda France poet and researcher. This workshop will consider the past and present lives of women and how they are represented through objects. The participants will use creative writing to reimagine the histories of ancient women.

Further Information

The event is wheelchair accessible - please let us know if you have any further requirements. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity for children at these workshops.

More information on the venue, including directions, can be found on the Great North Museum: Hancock website:

Content note: these workshops may include themes around fertility and the oppression of women.

Parts of the workshops may be recorded with consent. Opting out will not impact on your right to participate in the workshop.

The project will be showcased in a gallery exhibition in the Great North Museum: Hancock this summer.

*a fully inclusive understanding of individuals defining as women, non-binary, intersex and people outside of gender categorisation.

Event Dates

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11th June 2022,
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