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Steel City

Steel City

The Designed to Shine exhibition is on at the Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, until October, but if you’d like to do a 1913-themed, child-friendly activity this weekend while you’re waiting for spring to arrive, it’s kid-endorsed and mother approved. Here’s a guest post about the stainless steel centenary, from the talented Foley Stocks (with some help from his mom, Kate the Poet, and his brothers Ethan and Cai). Continue reading

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Votes for Women

Votes for Women

Today was the centenary of the Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington D.C.  and I’ve done a round-up of some of the most informative links about it. The 1913 project is about honouring centenaries in the same year as my grandma’s centenary, and encouraging others to do so. If an event hasn’t been remembered I try … Continue reading

Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks was born 4 February 1913. I think it’s amazing that she was born the same year as my grandma. She was a seamstress and served as  secretary of the Montgomery, Alabama branch of the NAACP, where she investigated cases of sexual assault.  She  agreed to participate in direct action in protest against bus … Continue reading

Proofread the Planets, Sub-Edit Space, and Don’t Forget to Look Up!

Proofread the Planets, Sub-Edit Space, and Don’t Forget to Look Up!

Jupiter is OWNING the night sky right now. Seriously – check it out – it’s like you can reach out and touch it. On a clear night, look up. That big thing you think is Jupiter? It’s totally Jupiter. You can watch it cross the sky as it moves through the ecliptic (that plane the planets appear to spin round on like a hula hoop) and marvel at the awesomeness of space. Iím a big fan of space. Can you tell? Continue reading

Wow.

Wow.

No, seriously: wow. Last Saturday was the kind of amazing event I needed a few days to recover from! Every time I tried to sit down and write about the exhibition launch, I didn’t know where to start.  Thank you to Rupert at APG Works for hosting the exhibition and accommodating my every need, The … Continue reading

The 1913 Exhibition

The 1913 Exhibition

Hello! We’re live! The event has just gone up on facebook, and it looks like I’d better do a group or a page for it after the 5th, so people can keep following the project. If you’d definitely like to attend the launch on the 5th (next Saturday) and you’re in Sheffield, please register on … Continue reading