30 June 2016

Explore a virtual 19th century Nottingham textile factory at Sneinton on 9 July

Image courtesy of the Backlit Gallery
The Backlit Gallery in Sneinton is hosting a 'immersive Virtual Reality experience' on 9 July. By wearing a VR headset visitors will be able to explore the sights and sounds of the textile factory of I&R Morley as it looked in the late 19th century.

The VR experience is part of a day of events at Backlit on 9 July, from 12 noon to 5pm, which will be devoted to Sneinton and the life and legacy of Samuel Morley (1809-1886), a Nottingham MP, textile manufacturer, social reformer and philanthropist.

The Backlit Gallery is at Alfred House, Ashley Street, Sneinton, Nottingham NG3 1JG.

27 June 2016

Remembering Victoria Station exhibitions (August-September 2016)

It has been 50 years since the closure and subsequent demolition of Nottingham's Victoria Railway Station. To mark the anniversary, Nottingham's Railways Remembered is holding exhibitions at Nottingham Industrial Museum (6 & 7, 13 & 14 and 20 & 21 August), GCR Ruddington (27 & 28 August) and Intu Victoria Centre (29 August to 4 September).

The 3rd Nottinghamshire Local History and Archaeology Day, 9 July 2016

The event is designed to showcase 'the wide and varied work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire by local history and archaeology societies, archaeological units, museums and other regional archaeological organisations.' It will take place in The University of Nottingham Museum, Angear Visitor Centre, Djanogly Gallery and Rehearsal Hall on Saturday, 9 July.

Highlights of the day:
  • short talks on local archaeology and history projects
  • stalls and exhibitions
  • a hands-on session with archaeological material from Nottinghamshire
  • meet the Finds Liaison Officer for Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Pastfest ('Highfields Park will be taken over by archaeological and historically themed characters, giving you the chance to meet some of our ancestors who will tell you about their life and times and demonstrate skills and crafts from the past. There will also be the chance to take part in crafts and games.')

See the Lakeside Arts website for further details.