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Archive for June, 2013

A Trip to School

By Tina Paphitis, on 18 June 2013

Last week Sarah, Anna and Tina visited Queen’s Park Primary School to talk to some children from Year 6 about food and objects from the countries they or their families are originally from for an exhibition put on by Steve at Paddington Arts. Some of the countries represented by the children included Somalia, Kuwait, Sudan, Bangladesh and Morocco, and the children talked about what these things reminded them of, what they are for, when foods were eaten and what the things mean to them. It was lovely to hear the family stories that come out of talking about food and objects, and the wonderful diversity the school and wider community has.

Beverley Butler, Anna and Tina also met up last week to draft a programme as part of Mental Fight Club‘s exploration of heritage and the ‘archaeology of the mind,’ to take place in July and August.

We are also looking forward to Grove Park’s Summer Fair on 6th July, to be followed by a week-long dig with local primary schools in Grove Park from 8th July, and East Finchley’s Big Dig Weekend on 13th and 14th July!

Coming up soon…

By Sarah B Dhanjal, on 7 June 2013

It’s been a busy time at Dig Where We Stand, we’ve been planning our upcoming workshop on preserving your research.  We’re especially excited that colleagues from the Museum of London’s London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) will be contributing.  There will be talks on paper archives, audio preservation and looking after objects.  We’re also planning a session on digital preservation.

The East Finchley Big Dig has been advertised locally, we’re hoping for plenty of local interest.
Coming up next week, we have a trip to school with Paddington Arts, more on that next Friday!