What's On at HMS Caroline

What's on at HMS Caroline

HMS Caroline Wrens Exhibition Belfast

The Wrens of HMS Caroline Travelling Exhibition - Oral History Project

Women played an important role on HMS Caroline for many years. During the Second World War, many of those who served on board were women - Wrens from the Women's Royal Naval Service. As part of our Heritage Lottery Funded (NI) funded project, we worked with the Northern Regional College to create an oral history project. This commenced with a drop-in day in October 2016, onboard HMS Caroline. Throughout the project, approximately 20 women will have shared their memories of serving onboard from the 1940s to 1990s. A short film was produced, which can be seen on our Facebook and Youtube channels: https://youtu.be/v7p2XWPZtG8

Our exhibition will be travelling throughout 2017, and can be seen in a number of libraries across the country. The exhibition will feature memories and photographs collected during the project.

Locations and Dates:
PRONI :12 June - 30 June
Derry Central Library : 3 July - 31 July
Armagh City Library : 1 August - 30 August
Newry City Library : 4 September - 29 September
Bangor Carnegie Library : 2 October - 31 October
Ormeau Road Library : 1 November - 30 November
Larne Library : 1 December - 8 January 2018

 

HMS Caroline Craft Month Belfast Ship Wheel Brooch

Ship's Wheel Brooch - Craft Month

Thursday 3 August, 1pm - 4pm 
HMS Caroline

Craft Month Workshops for Adults. Turn a Dorset Button into a unique Ship's Wheel brooch using a brass ring and hand spun wool dyed by natural dyes. We will use blanket stitch and a needlepoint weaving stitch in contrasting colours to create this little work of art. The technique is simple and suitable for both beginners and those will a little experience. This is a free activity for adults however spaces are very limited. To book your place, please contact HMS Caroline on info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or 028 90 454484

 

HMS Caroline Belfast Craft Month Workshop Making Waves Family Fun Things to Do

Making Waves onboard HMS Caroline - Craft Month

Saturday 5 August, Wednesday 9 August, Wednesday 16 August, Saturday 26 August, Monday 28 August, 11am - 3pm
HMS Caroline 

Craft Month Workshops for Families. Fun for all the Family! Join artist Julie Greenlee onboard and learn how to weave using peg looms. Use a variety of wool and fabric strips to create 'waves' which will then be joined together and suspended from the ceiling creating colourful, gently flowing waves. This is a free drop-in activity, however, normal entrance fees will apply. See www.hmscaroline.co.uk for further information and book now

 

HMS Caroline Belfast Craft Month Wartime Woollens Maritime Naval History

Wartime Woollens - Craft Month

Thursday 10 August, 1pm - 4pm
HMS Caroline 

Craft Month Workshops for Adults. Come along and learn about textiles, make do & mend and knitting for the navy with artist Unagh McCullough. Learn how sweethearts and sailors made keepsakes for their loved ones. No experience necessary, just willingness to try something and have fun! All equipment provided. This is a free activity for adults however spaces are very limited. To book your place, please contact HMS Caroline on info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or 028 90 454484

 

HMS Caroline Belfast Classes in Clay Craft Month Maritime History

Classes in Clay - Craft Month

Thursday 17 August, 1pm - 4pm 
HMS Caroline 

Craft Month Workshops for Adults. Interested in pottery? Or watching the pottery throw down? Come along and learn how to make something with clay with Red Earth Designs. No experience necessary, just an enjoyment of working with your hands and having a go! All materials and tools provided. This is a free activity for adults however spaces are very limited. To book your place contact HMS Caroline on info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or 028 90 454484. 

 

HMS Caroline Belfast Postcards of the Past Workshop Craft Month

Postcards of the Past: Mixed Media Workshop - Craft Month

Thursday 24 August, 1pm - 4pm 
HMS Caroline

Craft Month Workshops for Adults. Join artist Heather Wilson and make your own ‘postcards from the past’. Using historic images from HMS Caroline’s collection, you will discover a new technique, learn a bit of history and have a lot of fun. This is a free activity for adults however spaces are very limited. To book your place contact HMS Caroline on info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or 028 90 454484. 

 

HMS Caroline Belfast Capturing Memory Workshop Craft Month 'Married on Wednesday', 2011 Photographer: Glenn Norwood

Capturing Memory - Craft Month

Thursday 31 August, 1pm - 4pm 
HMS Caroline 

Craft Month Workshops for Adults. Choose a historic scene from HMS Caroline and recreate it in glass with artist Alison Lowry. Learn about the 'pate de verre' technique using powdered glass. The piece will be fired off site and returned for collection within a few days. Participants should wear closed toe shoes and dress for mess! This is a free activity for adults however spaces are very limited. To book your place, please contact HMS Caroline on info.caroline@nmrn.org.uk or 028 90 454484. 

Caption for header image: 'Married on Wednesday', 2011. Photographer: Glenn Norwood

HMS Caroline 1916