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Local History St Anns and Sneinton, Morley Threads, Backlit

22.11.2015, 12:00 am5:00 pm

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Morley-CoverChe cosa ha detto? (What did he say?) by Gisella Sobarasua (St Anns Tenants and Residents Association) 1pm – 2pm FREE.

Connecting the arrival of a group of young women from Italy to the local rag trade in Nottingham in the early fifties. This personal history talk will explore the journey of migrant workers, their challenges, social lives and hobbies, and who managed to stay and who returned home.

Heritage Walk: Nottingham: Lace, Slums and the occasional riot by Chris Weir. 3pm – 4pm, FREE.

An exciting historical walk that will take participants on a unique tour of the local area including highlights of notable characters of the past, changes to parks and enclosures, the poor living conditions for inhabitants, and the history of the Nottingham’s rebellious spirit.

Gallery: 12pm – 5pm Threads exhibition

The Morley Threads launch brings together all the connections and developments of The Samuel Morley Programme and celebrates the newfound associations, research and relevance to an important legacy of a forgotten local hero. The Morley Threads launch will provide a series of talks and events that explore Samuel Morley’s radical approach to social activism, human rights and industry, which include;

Backlit’s ‘Threads’ archive featuring digitised Morley artefacts, oral histories and video interviews from Morley factory workers.

Hot Knife have create an immersive in-house gaming environment that will recreate the history of Alfred House in the late 19th Century as a working cotton spinning factory for I&R Morley in a unique Virtual Reality experience.

A community fashion show from young people in the local area.

Photographic exhibition of buildings and monuments in Nottingham relating Samuel Morley taken by workshop participants.

A physical display of Backlit’s Morley artefacts relating to Samuel Morley and I&R Morley from the 19th – 21st


12:00 am–5:00 pm


0115 837 2426
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Backlit Gallery
First Flloor, Alfred House, Ashley Street
Nottingham, NG3 1JG
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0115 837 2426
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