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Exhibition: We can do it - War’s Other Voices

18 May 2021 - 18 September 2021

Tuesday 18 May 2021 - Saturday 18 September 2021
Open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm

Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
Rochdale Town Centre
OL16 1AQ


Working within the UK’s roadmap dates for recovery, Touchstones Rochdale responds with optimism to a ‘lost year’ spent in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic with exhibitions that respond to this tumultuous period, but also offer welcome escapism.

In partnership with the IWM, and originally conceived to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, important loans from IWM and Manchester Art Gallery as well as works from Rochdale’s own collection, are included in an evocative exhibition focusing on the role of women and art galleries during the Second World War.

2020 saw the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and, in partnership with Imperial War Museums (IWM) and supported by the Art Fund, Touchstones will provide a valuable opportunity in this exhibition to reflect on a pivotal moment in 20th Century history through the work of women artists and the experiences of the female wartime workforce.

Rochdale Art Gallery itself, the former name of Touchstones, came to play a starring role as a versatile centre for the community war effort and the local archives, once again, shine with artefacts to set key moments from 1940 in vivid relief.

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Touchstones Rochdale Main Reception
01706 924492

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