all that glisters workshop the spectacle of colonialism
Sunday 15 November 2020
Book your ticket through eventbrite- places are capped so register soon
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our hand on immersion in the histories of gold extraction, trade, and goldsmithing in the UK and Ghana. You can join the workshop at 3pm through the Zoom link you will have been sent.
If you registered your address on the eventbrite page for this workshop you will receive a pack in the post which includes a sheet of wax. If you didn't register your address but would still like to participate in the making part of this workshop do feel free to order your own sheet of wax to use. Alternatively you can make do with some paper for a sense of this technique of goldsmithing.
You will get to hear from History of Emotions research Dr Pen Woods, the Senior Curator Metalwork from the V&A and the Librarian of the Goldsmiths Company about the histories, extraction, trade and use of gold in Ghana and the UK.
Poet Nick Makoha will share with you his writing and thoughts about gold, and all that glisters, and invite you to explore your own realisations and concern with this precious metal.
Dr Pen Woods
Lecturer, School of English and Drama, Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London
Jeweller and Goldsmith
Angus Patterson, Senior Curator of Metalwork, V&A Museum