We have created a Christmas Quiz for staff parties, Christmas Zoom meetings, or just a cosy evening in. This quiz has a heritage feel and all of the questions relate to Buckinghamshire.
These questions have been inspired by our ongoing Bucks in 100 Objects project – and if you are feeling brainy, can be completed without looking at the list first. Or if you need a bit of help, take a look at the objects nominated so far here: http://www.buckinghamshireculture.org/bucks-in-100-objects
Let us know how you get on on social media, you can find us on Twitter (@BucksCulture) and Instagram (@bucks_culture).
And if the quiz sparks any ideas for a really important Bucks object, which tells a particular Bucks story, then nominations are still open and we would love to hear from you.
Buckinghamshire Culture is inviting us all to use the time of lockdown to reflect on what makes our county unique and such a special place to live. Today it launches a public, county-wide search for the 100 Objects that best define Buckinghamshire and celebrate its story. A past Prime Minister, an Olympic Gold Medallist, leading broadcasters, business, arts and political leaders – all living in Bucks – have already made their choices – now it’s your turn. Find out what Denise Lewis, Tony and Cherie Blair, Gabby Logan, Sir Clive Woodward, Dr Michael Mosely and Rachael Shimmin all chose and nominate your own objects here: www.buckinghamshireculture.org/bucks-in-100-objects
Buckinghamshire has an amazing collection of artefacts dating back over 300,000 years held in Museums, stores, archives, National Trust properties, sports venues, landscapes and gardens across the county. Taken together these objects tell the story of Buckinghamshire. And there are even more objects which help to define us and tell our story that are not part of these collections – many of these might be sitting in our high streets, riverbanks or in people’s work places, or even our hospitals.
This online campaign is a response to Covid-19, but also feeds into a larger project idea to develop the story of Bucks in 100 Objects. Eventually, we will create an exhibition, publication, county trails and a website sharing the wonderful objects and heritage that can be found across Bucks. But for now, we want to use this idea to develop connection, a sense of community and local pride. In response to Lockdown, we want to start the process of sharing, discussing and nominating objects online – via social media. This is chance to share favourite objects and aspects of Buckinghamshire’s history, as well as what you like about living here, and the reasons that you are proud of Bucks.
Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair said:
The difficult times we’re all coping with offer us the opportunity to reflect on where we live. And most of us would agree that we’re extremely fortunate to be here in Buckinghamshire. But what makes it so special, and how can we best tell its story? We want you all to help define 100 Objects from around the county that sum up what Bucks and its people stand for.
Buckinghamshire Culture is a new cultural partnership formed to drive forward the Cultural Strategy for the county, we aim to work together with the sector and stakeholders to shape, build and celebrate a bright cultural future for Buckinghamshire. This micro-project is part of much bigger plans to develop a range of county-wide creative and cultural projects for Buckinghamshire as part of the Buckinghamshire Cultural Strategy.