Tales of the Riverbank Summer Club – running from Mon 22nd Aug to Sat 27th Aug
Tales from the River BFER project is working with BFER partner Ancient House Museum to offer a week long summer club where young people can learn new skills and make new friends. Young people (11 years and over) will work with oral history, archival documents, images, film and artefacts (including stories gathered in the project so far) to create an exhibition and a short film on how the river has been used for fun in the past. The Summer Club is completely free and includes all refreshments. Advanced booking essential, https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/ancient-house/2022-08-22-tales-of-the-riverbank-summer-club
More info on booking link page and Facebook event
The Tales from the River project is gathering stories about swimming and having fun in the rivers of Thetford and the Brecks. Young people will learn new skills to put together an exhibition and a film using the oral histories and photos gathered by volunteers already. Memories collected so far include fishing and paddling in the warm water from the canning factory which was a different colour depending on the vegetables being canned on the day, of making ‘belly boats’ out of World War II aircraft fuel tanks to go on the river, camping and picnicking at Two Mile Bottom, and swimming in many different places along the river and other places in the Brecks.
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