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Defining Peace

August 1, 20228:22 amSeptember 28, 2023 8:23 am

From 10 May to Fri 29 Jul 2022, we held an exhibition at Kala Sangam in Bradford, which asked the question “what is peace?”. Peace means something different to everybody, and the ways that people work to create a more peaceful world are also just as varied. As well as exploring the history of peacemaking through […]

Peace Out LGBTQ+ Spoken Word Night

February 28, 20228:24 amSeptember 28, 2023 8:29 am

The Peace Museum held a free evening of poetry at Bradford’s Bread + Roses from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 30th September. The evening was to celebrate The Peace Museum’s 2019 exhibition, Peace Out, going on tour. It featured performances from local punk poet Bernie-the-bolt and other LGBTQ+ poets, followed by an open-mic, where guests […]

Peace OUT- Show and Tell Event

February 28, 20218:29 amOctober 5, 2023 9:19 am

Past event February 2021 As part of Peace OUT our project exploring LGBTQ+ activism and peace, we’re doing a Show + Tell event to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in Bradford.  Hosted by The Peace Museum, the event will be a casual show and tell where we’ll tell you a little bit about our collection, then […]

The Peace Museum Creative Challenge #PMCreativeChallenge

December 28, 20208:39 amSeptember 28, 2023 8:45 am

Thanks to RESPONSE funding from Bradford Council, we’re thrilled to be working with a local artist to launch The Peace Museum Creative Challenge – a series of weekly art challenges based around our collection. After a public call out, the museum have commissioned Bradford-born artist Nancy Haslam Chance to create a series of 8 weekly challenges as illustrated resources, […]

Pride Children’s Activities

July 22, 20209:59 amOctober 5, 2023 9:20 am

Today we were meant to be relaunching our Peace OUT exhibition with some new activities for families at Bradford Pride. Instead, to coincide with Bradford Virtual Pride, we have put together some resources for families. Click to download our Pride and Peacemaking Activity Sheet ‘make your own rainbow flag’ and a placard making activity from things you might […]

#PMCreativeChallenge Week 7: Peace Symbols

July 8, 20209:54 amSeptember 28, 2023 9:59 am

This week we are looking at one of the most widely know symbols in the world – the CND symbol.  The symbol was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, in Britain it is recognised as standing for nuclear disarmament – and in particular as the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). One of the most widely known […]

#PMCreativeChallenge Week 6: Peace Heroes

July 1, 20209:37 amSeptember 28, 2023 9:54 am

This week we will be drawing someone from our lives or history who makes the world a better or more peaceful place. The Peace Museum has a wonderful collection of paintings and this week we are going to look at this beautiful and thoughtful painting of Pat Arrowsmith by Maggie Glover. Glover, Margaret; Pat Arrowsmith […]

#PMCreativeChallenge Week 5: Badges!

June 28, 20209:30 amSeptember 28, 2023 9:36 am

This week we are looking at badges for The Peace Museum Creative Challenge. We have over 200 badges in our collection including the first pottery CND badges made by Eric Austen. We often pick up badges as souvenirs throughout our lives, from holidays or museums and galleries. We wear them to show other people about […]

#PMCreativeChallenge Week 4: Rainbows

June 21, 20209:24 amSeptember 28, 2023 1:54 pm

For this Peace Museum Creative Challenge we are taking inspiration from the most enigmatic of weather phenomena, the rainbow! This week we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the LGBTQ+ rainbow pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker.  Gilbert designed the pride flag on 25th June 1978 in response to a need for a symbol that could […]

#PMCreativeChallenge: Week 3

June 14, 20209:15 amSeptember 28, 2023 9:18 am

This week’s The Peace Museum Creative Challenge is inspired by Axel Landmann’s Kindertransport suitcase – one of the most special objects in the museum’s collection. For this #PMCreativeChallenge, we’re doing a mindfulness drawing exercise thinking about objects we would take in our imaginary suitcase. The objects we collect will be almost like a museum to ourselves, […]