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Forget-Me-Not Day with Positive Steps

Portrait shot of four WW1 soldiers

© Positive Steps

Join filmmaker, performer and archivist, Leon Robinson and discover contributions the Black community made to WW1

By exploring the Positive Steps rare and deeply revealing archive, this lively, hands-on workshop will help plug missing links in the WW1 history currently presented and recorded. Discover the WW1 contribution Black soldiers and civilians, and Black entertainers made to the war effort, which will challenge the notions of war, class, race, integration and citizenship.

Forget-Me-Not Day has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players and if you present your National Lottery ticket at the event you will be entered into a draw to win a framed limited edition archival print.

The Show and Tell programme

We invite visitors to explore highlights from the Library and Archive collections. Previous highlights have included letters, sketchbooks, artists’ books, catalogues, ephemera, photographs, and other special collections. Each display is curated to a specific theme or collection and includes a guided talk from the Library and Archive team, as well as occasional guest talks and performances. Show and Tell displays provide a unique viewing and handling experience highlighting art and ideas found in the Library and Archive collections.

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Library & Archive Reading Rooms

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London SW1P 4RG
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10 December 2021 at 11.00–12.00

10 December 2021 at 14.00–15.00

11 December 2021 at 11.00–12.00

11 December 2021 at 14.00–15.00

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