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brave poor things: reclaiming bristol's disability history

£10 & under activities

M Shed

Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN 20th October 2017 to 20th January 2018 12am - 12am
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add to calendar 10/20/2017 12:00 AM 01/20/2018 12:00 AM Europe/London Brave Poor Things: Reclaiming Bristol's Disability History For nearly 100 years, the Guild for the Brave Poor Things provided a vital social and educational hub for disabled people in Bristol.

This exhibition tells the story of how founder Ada Vachell, inspired her own lived experience of disability and her passion for philanthropy, created a space where people could learn crucial skills, undertake apprenticeships, socialise and go on holiday together. Pioneering in its outlook, the Guild commissioned a new building in 1913, the first of its kind to take into consideration the needs of those with physical impairments, and which can still be seen today in Old Market.

The exhibition will also use the social and design history of the Guild as a way of looking more widely at disability in Bristol, using primary source material and oral histories.

Part of the History of Place project, which will also be running exhibitions and displays V&A and the Museum of Liverpool as well as at MShed.
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For nearly 100 years, the Guild for the Brave Poor Things provided a vital social and educational hub for disabled people in Bristol.

This exhibition tells the story of how founder Ada Vachell, inspired her own lived experience of disability and her passion for philanthropy, created a space where people could learn crucial skills, undertake apprenticeships, socialise and go on holiday together. Pioneering in its outlook, the Guild commissioned a new building in 1913, the first of its kind to take into consideration the needs of those with physical impairments, and which can still be seen today in Old Market.

The exhibition will also use the social and design history of the Guild as a way of looking more widely at disability in Bristol, using primary source material and oral histories.

Part of the History of Place project, which will also be running exhibitions and displays V&A and the Museum of Liverpool as well as at MShed.

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