Posts by venue: Local History

Reflecting on the present through the past – by Rose Bibby, placement student

Folk songs often tell the stories of everyday people. They expose counter narratives to accepted history and allow personal connections to be made across time, age and class. I have been involved in folk traditions my whole life; the stories… Read more

Real life doesn’t always sound as it should – by Kristina Holmberg

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage – from a placement student’s point of view “Real life doesn’t always sound as it should” (Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time) We are so used to being told stories. Even real life is… Read more

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project is an exciting new UK wide project led by the British Library and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Part of the British Library’s Save Our Sounds Programme, the project aims to digitally preserve… Read more

The Family La Bonche Circus Collection, Part 2: Tools of the Trade – a guest blog by Alexandria Brown

Equipment in the La Bonche circus Collection This post explores the world of circus skills and equipment using objects from the La Bonche circus collection at Discovery Museum. Circus skills and tools As artists, circus performers aim to awe and… Read more

The Family La Bonche Circus Collection, Part 1, an introduction – a guest blog by Alexandria Brown

Whilst on placement at Discovery Museum, aiding with contemporary collections, I was tasked with documenting the rather interesting La Bonche circus collection.  Throughout the process, I discovered that the world of circus carries a legacy of unique skills, customs and… Read more