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My Cup of Tea


My Cup of Tea is a heritage programme focusing on the conventions surrounding English tea and tea drinking; the objects, rituals, history and stories associated with it. The programme of activities will provide an opportunity for communities to explore and share their heritage through trips, research projects, talks, activities, oral histories and tea parties, culminating in a Celebration Event at Artcore.

My Cup of Tea

Chai and the City final celebration – 24 March 2018

'Chai (pronounced as a single syllable and rhymes with 'pie') is the word for tea in many parts of the world. Chai from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world. It is generally made up of: rich black tea, heavy milk, a combination…
hemal
26th March 2018
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Trip to Sharpe’s Pottery – 22 March 2018

'Today's trip to Sharpe's Pottery was full of fun laughter and Horrible Histories. Did you know that Sharpe's is the only sanitary ware works in the Country? We found that out today, and it was because the Houses of Parliament had to close for the day because of the smell…
hemal
22nd March 2018
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Art Auction and Exhibition – 16 February 2018

On Friday 16th February Elizabeth Fothergill CBE. DL. and Artcore hosted an exclusive Exhibition and Art Auction of Chai and the City artists' books, ceramics and other works from local, national and international artists. We inspired ambitious collectors to invest in unique and memorable art pieces. The auction is a…
hemal
19th February 2018
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Trip to Denby Pottery – 6 December 2017

On 6th December we took a Tour of Denby Pottery as part of our Chai and the City project. It was wonderful to see the factory tour and learn about the many processes involved- including hand dipping in glazes! We discussed our visit over a well deserved cup of tea…
hemal
11th December 2017
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Trip to Pickford’s House Museum – 10 November 2017

A very inspiring and informative trip to the Pickford's House Museum. Members of local communities from Derby were invited on a trip to the museum to see their collections and also to view the Chai and the City Exhibition. A guided tour was given by the staff at the Museum.…
hemal
13th November 2017
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Silk Mill Makers Faire – 28 October 2017

We had a great day at Derby Makers Faire!! Everyone got creative with clay, we showed off our Indian tea stall complete with pots and cups from India and demonstrated throwing clay on the pottery wheel! Thanks to our artist Jane Smith, support from Holly Kemp and volunteers and Derby…
hemal
30th October 2017
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Oral History Training – 13 October 2017

We had a really informative training session with Colin Hyde from East Midlands Oral History Archive on Friday 13th October. Artcore staff, artists and participants learnt how best to record stories, why it is important and how they can live on. We thought about people's collective and personal memories and…
hemal
16th October 2017
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My Cup of Tea Project Launch – 23 September 2017

On Saturday 23rd September we continued our creative programme Chai and the City with a cup of chai and the launch of My Cup of Tea, a heritage project which explores the traditions and customs associated with drinking tea in Britain. My Cup of Tea examines the subject of tea…
hemal
25th September 2017