WAR WIDOWS’ STORIES REMEMBRANCE RECEPTION

9 November 2018, 5.00-7.00 PM, Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

The War Widows’ Stories project is entering a new phase. Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Arts Council England, the project will carry out more oral history interviews with war widows in order to record and raise public awareness of their experiences. It will also host a series of arts workshops and home visits for war widows and their families, which will result in the creation of an exhibition standard war widows’ quilt that tells individual as well as collective stories about war widowhood in Britain.

For this exciting phase of the project, the project leaders have again partnered up with the War Widows’ Association of Great Britain (WWA) and the National Memorial Arboretum, and we are thrilled to be working in new partnerships with Royal Museums Greenwich, the Imperial War Museums, and artists Lois Blackburn and Phil Davenport (arthur+martha).

The project team hope you will join them to celebrate the work of the volunteers and participants to date and mark what is set to be a significant further step towards breaking the deafening silence that surrounds war widows’ lives past and present.

Jointly funded by the WWA and Liverpool John Moores University, the reception will feature drinks and canapes as well as an introduction to the project’s new ventures by Dr Nadine Muller (Project Leader). The team are honoured that, thanks to Royal Museums Greenwich, the reception will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The Queen’s House, an architectural masterpiece that is the first Classical building in the UK and home to an internationally renowned art collection.

More information about the event and tickets available here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Dr Nadine Muller (Project Leader) and Dr Melanie Bassett (Project Research Assistant) via email (info@warwidowsstories.org.uk).