Heritage

  • Inside Out Wac Arts

    By Wac Arts on 13/09/2019
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    Wac Arts offers high-quality access to the arts for people who face the worst barriers to participation. We are also custodians of our Grade 2 listed Old Town Hall in Camden. Inside Out Wac Arts (IOWA) is our project to make our home more accessible, sustainable and open for people of all ages. Be a Change Maker We invite you […]
  • Come and Explore the Old Town Hall this September

    By Zoe Dowler on 20/08/2019
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    We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in this year’s Open House London – the world’s largest architecture festival, giving the public free access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours. On the 21st and 22nd September, we are opening the Town Hall’s doors to the public and will be holding Town Hall Tours, a fantastic […]
  • Interview with Ingrid Mackinnon

    By Wac Arts on 17/07/2019
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    U3A member Barbara Prynn spends some time with Dance professional Ingrid Mackinnon to explore the themes of Heritage. Ingrid Mackinnon’s movement direction credits include #WeAreArrested (Royal Shakespeare Company), Fantastic Mr Fox (associate movement – Nuffield/Lyric), Kingdom Come (Royal Shakespeare Company) and #DR@CULA! (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama). She is also assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Uchenna Dance. […]
  • The Spain Fights for Freedom Exhibition

    By Wac Arts on 11/07/2019
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    My name is Elizabeth Hay and I’m a member of Hackney U3A. I’d never been to The Marx Library which has the material about the Spanish Civil War exhibition so I volunteered to find about it. I have always loved the poet Lorca’s work and was delighted to find the exhibition had included a celebration of him. I also have […]
  • Events that took place in Hampstead Town Hall

    By Wac Arts on 09/07/2019
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    A selection of posters and leaflets from events that took place in Hampstead Town Hall.               With thanks to Janet Potter and U3A London for writing this article.
  • The King’s dinner to the poor in celebration of Their Majesties’ coronation, A.D.1902

    By Wac Arts on 09/07/2019
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    Notwithstanding the postponement of the Coronation, the King’s dinner to half a million of the poor of London will take place as arranged. The dinner will cost £30,000, and each diner will be presented with a memento of the occasion. The announcement of this splendid act of royal benevolence was made in April by the Lord Mayor of London, Sir […]
  • Memories of War

    By Wac Arts on 08/07/2019
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    U3A member and Wac Arts heritage volunteer Barbara Prynn interviewed Judith Ufland on her memories of war in Hampstead and at the Town Hall. The synopsis of the interview and the full interview are available to read below. Thanks to Judith and Barbara for sharing their (hi)stories. Judith’s Interview Article: “Air-Raids in Hampstead” Judith moved into Hampstead on Lyttelton Road […]
  • Pablo Picasso and Guernica

    By Wac Arts on 25/06/2019
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    If Lorca came to symbolise the poets and writers of Spain who opposed Franco and his intention to censor and destroy, Picasso’s cubist painting of Guernica came to symbolise the artists who opposed Franco. Guernica is a town in the Basque region of Spain. On 26 April 1937 General Franco asked the German Airforce to bomb the town. Before the […]
  • Frederic Lorca – A Celebration Of Life

    By Wac Arts on 25/06/2019
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    As well as the Spanish Civil War Exhibition, a celebration of the life of Lorca was held at Hampstead Old Town Hall. Federico Garcia Lorca was born in 1894 near Granada in Spain and murdered by a firing squad of Franco’s soldiers on 19 August 1936. He was a great poet, playwright and theatre director. His full name was Federico […]
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