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Exhibitions at Portland Basin Museum

 

Food Glorious Food! 

24/7/2021 – 3/4/2022

This new and exciting temporary exhibition at Portland Basin Museum looks at changing attitudes to, and practises around what and how we eat.  It examines how technology has developed and changed over the last 100 years with regard to the preparation and cooking of food. For example do you remember the soda stream machine, Tupperware parties, the toastie maker or pressure cooker?

There is a display about local food manufacturers and delicacies (anyone for tripe?!) as well as an exploration of more recent issues such as food banks, food sustainability and the free school meals campaign. Shifting attitudes towards eating and shopping are examined such as the increase in veganism, other dietary requirements and the rise in popularity of foods from around the world.

Featuring objects from Tameside’s social history and regimental collections, a partnership with The Sainsbury Archive in London means the displays are supplemented with loans from their fascinating collection.

The exhibition is generously being supported through a grant from The Linbury Trust as part of the ‘Take One Ingredient’ project involving local arts organisation Interference - Art and The Sainsbury Archive.


    
    



Things to Do


How to Draw a Flying Lizard

How to Draw a Dinosaur

How to Draw Dinosaurs

Natures Wonders

Make a Bug Finger Puppet
Wildflower Spotting
Wildflower Spotting

The Lady with the Lamp –
Happy 200th Birthday Florence Nightingale!


Photograph by Henry Hering c1860. Credit: NPG London  

The Manchester Regiment


Crimea Medal awarded to James Fitzgerald

Wilfred Owen – 100 years on…


 
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