Learning to Fly Project
New display at the Discovery Table - runs until end of January.
Visit our new display at the Discovery Table in the discovery lounge gallery of Guildford Museum. The display showcases haiku poems (a very short form of poem from Japan) created by vision-impaired adults during workshops about Surrey in the First World War, held at Guildford Museum.
During the workshop, participants wrote poems inspired by both objects they had been able to handle, from Guildford Museum's and other collections, and by stories from the Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers project.
The Learning to Fly Project is a part of Your Stories Your Museum Project, funded by Arts Council England.
The poems created during our project, along those being written as part of other projects across Surrey, will also provide inspiration for a piece of sound art that will go on display at Brooklands Museum (Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0QN).
Combining stories, poetry and history, the Learning to Fly project has created an exciting, multi-sensory exhibition that brings to life the experiences of people who lived in Surrey during the First World War.
Take a look at our short video to find out more...
If you'd like to find out more about Guildford during the First World War, why not take a look at this Surrey Heritage article about the airship raid over the town in 1915? A piece of shrapnel from one of the dropped bombs features in the Learning to Fly exhibition.
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