Slavery Remembrance: Family Day - Saturday 22 August

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paper-moon-screen-printingSlavery Remembrance Day is an opportunity to commemorate, remember and celebrate. Our Family Day on Saturday 22 August gives the opportunity for all three of those things, and we have lots of free, drop-in events from 1-4pm for all the family to enjoy together. Here, Mitty Ramachandran, Education Demonstrator at National Museums Liverpool tells you what we have in store: "I’m not quite sure how it’s August already, but we’re really excited to be gearing up for our Slavery Remembrance Family Day today. Here’s a run down of what we’ll be offering at the International Slavery Museum (accessed via the Merseyside Maritime Museum front entrance).... There will be a screen printing workshop Celebrating Symbols with our creative friends from the Paper Moon print studio, focusing on West African Adinkra symbols (see picture) and the meanings behind each of them. You can take part in creating a big artwork for us to display and also make your own flag to take home. This is great chance to get creative and is suitable for ages 5+. This will be on the second floor (in the Merseyside Maritime Museum) in Learning base 2. All of the other events are suitable for all ages and will be in the International Slavery Museum itself (accessible via the Merseyside Maritime Museum, 3rd floor)! In the Igbo compound, Sidiki Dembele will be returning with his captivating performance using a djembe drum and also the Kamelen, which is a West African harp. In the Anthony Walker Education Centre we’ll be thinking about our hopes and dreams for the future and creating a big artwork called Hands of Change. Further into the International Slavery Museum, by the Black Achievers Wall, we’ll be creating Brilliant Badges, inspired by some of the incredible people who you can find on our wall. We will also have our incredible face-painter Janet joining us so if you’d like to be transformed in a lion or a lily, she is the lady to see! We really enjoy the Slavery Remembrance: Family Day at the International Slavery Museum, and with so much going on this year, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! If you’d like to find out more about what is happening for Slavery Remembrance Day this year you can visit our website."