The Open Centre and Heritage Lottery have come together for a brand new exhibition and learning resource entitled ‘Our Heritage’. The project explores issues of faith, culture and the legacy of multicultural Britain from the perspective of five Derbyshire families, from 5 different faiths (Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish).
Incorporating a static exhibition in the heart of Derby City Centre, 2 mobile exhibitions available to hire nationally, and a fantastic set of online learning resources, the project allows teachers and students alike to explore Derby’s multicultural heritage through a series of films, stories and images. With over an hour’s worth of exclusive footage, the project includes documentaries on the 5 featured families, as well as 12 archival news reports of multicultural Derbyshire in the 1970s and 1980’s. To accompany the films, we have worked with leading educationalists to develop an engaging and exciting set of lesson plans, activities and workshops to enrich your students’ learning.