The latest exhibition at Epping Forest District Museum opened on Saturday 23 September with a glorious day of celebrations.
Crafts, dance and food
Adanta Dance and Ngati Ranana gave unforgettable performances in Sun Street, Waltham Abbey to open the new exhibition, ‘Greater in Spirit, Larger in Outlook’ at Epping Forest District Museum.
Both groups, along with the Ethiopian History Society and Saffron Walden Museum, helped curate this exhibition which celebrates different cultures and diverse communities.
Visitors enjoyed complimentary food from West Africa, participated in a range of craft activities and got a first look at the new exhibition.
Greater in Spirit, Larger in Outlook
The exhibition is part of a wider project, funded by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant, to ensure museums work directly with diverse communities and local cultural groups to research different objects and tell their stories.
Visit the exhibition
‘Great in Spirit, Larger in Outlook’ is on display until Friday 22 December 2023.
- Where: Epping Forest District Museum, 39 – 41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL
- Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm
- Price: free entry
Chairman of Epping Forest District Council (EFDC), Cllr Darshan Sunger said:
I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this opening event. It was a fabulous way to bring different communities together and celebrate the exhibition.
It’s wonderful to see everyone’s hard work come together in such a fascinating exhibition.
Cllr Les Burrows, Vice Chairman of EFDC said:
It was a pleasure to talk to everyone involved with this project, who speak with such passion about their heritage, you can’t help but mirror their enthusiasm and learn something new.
Black History Month
‘Greater in Spirit, Larger in Outlook’ runs throughout October, which marks Black History Month in the UK. It recognises and celebrates the invaluable contributions of black people to Britain.
This year’s theme, ‘Saluting our Sisters’, focuses on how black women have inspired all elements of British society.
Visit the Black History Month website for more information and events near you.
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