Explore the fascinating history of toys during World war II. This talk is the culmination of the 'Playing Through History' project inspired by Mrs Windsors Granny who grew up in a second hand shop during World War II. The family took the make do and mend ethos to heart creating a cacophony of upcycled items to sell in their shop in Plymouth including toys made from old clothes.
Artists Elena Cassidy Smith and Ruth Swallow have been scouring archives and collections and gathering oral histories about the period to find out about the toys that children would have played with in war time Britain. Most toy production stopped during the war as factories were enlisted for the war effort, so toys were often handed down or hand made.
Come along to listen to the stories the artists have discovered, visit the pop up 'War Time Toys' Museum and see the toys created in response to the project.
Thursday 12th October 7-8.30pm
Suitable for adults.
Booking is essential.
Refreshments are included in the price. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and delicious cake will be trundled in on a tea trolley and served on vintage china.
This workshop is part of our 'Playing Through History' project which has been supported by Creative Black Country.