YMCA’s 175th anniversary roadshow, which launched earlier this year at the Houses of Parliament in June and was a key exhibition at YMCA175, is travelling the UK.
The roadshow has been co-produced and delivered by young people working jointly with 10 local YMCAs and esteemed partner, Birmingham University, and made possible by a grant received from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project has unearthed new materials relating to YMCA as well as developed skills and enhanced the wellbeing of the young people involved.
The roadshow’s next stop will be on Monday 21 October, when it will arrive at 30 – 34 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 8SD hosted by YMCA Carrickfergus for 4 days. For those who would like to visit the exhibition, please contact the local YMCA. The roadshow will be visiting:
YMCA Humber – 9 – 12 September 2019
YMCA Carrickfergus – 21 – 24 October 2019
YMCA North Staffordshire – 4 – 7 November 2019
YMCA North Tyneside – 18 – 21 November 2019
YMCA Bradford – 2 – 5 December 2019
YMCA Cardiff – 13 – 16 January 2020
YMCA Fylde Coast – 27 – 30 January 2020
YMCA Norfolk – 11 – 14 February 2020
YMCA Scotland – TBC
Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England & Wales, said: “Over the past 175 years, YMCA has impacted upon the lives of millions of people across the UK. Our Anniversary Roadshow will be the first time we have brought together our rich heritage and history in one place for the public to see.
“Showcasing stories such as our support during the First and Second World Wars, inventing basketball and volleyball, and our work with the United Nations alongside brand new tales from local YMCAs will bring this exhibition, and the history of YMCA, to life in an exciting way.”