The Dacorum Heritage Trust is an accredited museum of the area of Dacorum. Unlike a traditional museum, we’re based in a museum store in Berkhamsted. It means we must think creatively and offer imaginative ways for the general public to access the museum’s collection and the heritage stories we can tell.
The aim for the ‘Fireworks and Festivals’ project is to gather and exhibit new stories, reminisce about local events and create artworks inspired by the theme. The project is to have an emphasis on positivity and celebration, especially after what has been a difficult period for many people.
We have an exciting series of events and sessions taking place throughout the week:
Saturday 12th February – Witness the creation of Rangoli Art. Before your eyes you will see shapes and patterns form from the arrangement of coloured rice. The artist will be creating their Rangoli from 10.15 till 12.15 and then the rangoli will be place until the end of the exhibition.
Sunday 13th February – Dacorum Indian Society Garba Group will be showcasing their traditional folk dance from the Gujarat region. Their shows start 12pm, 12.20 and 12.40 in the Centre Court, Marlowes Shopping Centre.
Monday 14th February – From 11- 2.00 Come along to an object handling session courtesy of The Jewish Museum in London.
Thursday 17th February 10 -1.30- Come celebrate the year of tiger by creating your own tiger mask on a paper plate. This is a drop in, self-lead session.
Saturday 19th February- 12-1 pm K’z entertainment will be leading a Bollywood dance workshop. Come and learn to how to do a Bollywood dance.
We hoped that the project would give us a great opportunity to build new partnerships with other faith groups and cultural organisations. Allowing us to invite these groups to share their festival heritage with us and contribute oral histories to our collections.
If you’d be interested, please do contact us on 01442 879525 or firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange to talk us about the project.