Events

Covid-19

07th Jun 2021   

Our normal programme of around 50 events a year has been severely curtailed by COVID-19 and is presently limited to monthly talks online via Zoom, see below for details.  However, Bristol Museums service also offers a range of on-line events, some of which are listed here.

 

Museum Late lunch talk: Bristol docks and cholera

2.00 - 3.00pm    21st Jun 2021    Held over Zoom 

What was the impact of cholera in Bristol?  In this talk we will explore the consequences for public health in the city and the role the Floating Harbour played in the spread of the disease.
Speaker: Rosemary Caldicott, secretary of the Bristol Radical History Group, a tutor in adult education and a researcher.
To book a place for this online talk click here.
This talk is part of M Shed’s 10th anniversary programme.

 

Museum talk: Bristol dockers’ strike of 1949 in support of Canadian Seaman

2.00 - 3.00pm    22nd Jun 2021    Held over Zoom 

The 1949 Docks Strike involving Bristol dockers was notable as an international solidarity action in support of strike action by the Canadian Seamen’s Union.
This talk considers the nature of solidarity between dockers across nations and continents, how this unfolded in Bristol and the effect the strike had on the supposedly pro-Union Labour Government.
Speaker: Di Parkin, a member of Bristol Radical History Group and co-author of 100 Fishponds Road: life and death in a Victorian workhouse.
To book a place for this online talk click here.
This talk is part of M Shed’s 10th anniversary programme.

 

Museum talk – Class war in 1892: Bristol dockers and Black Friday

7.00 - 8.00pm    23rd Jun 2021    Held over Zoom 

In 1889, successful strikes by Bristol dock workers over pay and conditions led to a massive rise in membership of the newly formed dockers unions.
Learn about ‘Black Friday’, the dramatic confrontation between strikers and the military on the streets of Bristol in 1892.
Speaker: Roger Ball, a member of Bristol Radical History Group and a research fellow at UWE.
To book a place for this online talk click here.
This talk is part of M Shed’s 10th anniversary programme.

 

FBMGA talk – Arnos Vale Cemetery: Monumental Sculpture and Symbolism

2.30pm    17th Jul 2021    Held over Zoom 

Arnos Vale is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s best examples of a Victorian garden cemetery, set in a leafy 45-acre Arcadian landscape.  There are many different styles of gravestones in the cemetery and the symbolism of some of the sculptures will be explained in this online talk.
Speaker: Janine Marriott, Public Engagement Manager, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
Details will be circulated by email before the event.
Contact: Mary Bailey  tel: 0117 942 1944  email: events@friendsofbmga.org.uk