Next week is the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester. If you carry out a search of the phrase Three Choirs Festival on our online catalogue you get 579 hits, including programmes, musical scores and printed histories of the Festival and its key performers. The Festival was originally called the music meeting and was in existence by 1718. If you’re visiting it don’t forget that you can see any of the items listed on the catalogue here at the Heritage Hub, as long as you give us prior notice of the items you wish to see. You can either order documents directly through the catalogue, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Heritage Hub is making its own contribution to the Festival by hosting two talks, both of which are free to access without prior booking, and are specifically timed to avoid events on the Festival programme.
…but people in Hesters Way Library have helped come up with a low-tech solution to this issue. A group of 14 people in a pilot session there were enjoying using the House of Memories technology: the app was doing its job and sparking memories and lively conversations. Continue reading →
October is Black History month and this year we are celebrating the stories of people from Gloucester’s Caribbean community – in particular, the reflections of a few folk who arrived from Jamaica in the late 1950s and early 1960s to live in Barton and Tredworth. They saw moving to the UK as an attractive option as they believed there were greater opportunities for financial advancement and they would enjoy quality housing. But there were drawbacks too – in this pre-Concorde period the BOAC flight from Jamaica took a long time. Continue reading →