On behalf of the Museum’s board of trustees, thank you for attending the Museum’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 1 September. Your supportive presence was much appreciated.
If you have not received a copy of the Museum’s Annual Report and would like a copy, please contact email@example.com
Chair of the D6M board of trustees Judge Desai giving an overview report at the AGM
AGM attendees listening attentively to the reports being presented
Monday 24 September 2018
The District Six Museum’s Heritage Day programme is linked to the exhibition which will be opening on 20 September (Kewpie: a daughter of District Six). It will continue the celebration of Kewpie’s life in community, and will include a site walk with storytelling, which will start at the Homecoming Centre at 10h30.
Ex-residents will be participating in a series of preparatory workshops leading up to Heritage Day. The dates for these are:
Saturday 8 September, 9h00 – 15h00 at the Lydia Centre for Memory in Chapel Street
Saturday 15 September, 9h00 – 15h00 at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre
Saturday 22 September, 9h00 – 15h00 at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre
For more information about the workshops please contact Tina Smith on 021 4667200 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org
The name ‘Kewpie’ is a familiar one to many District Sixers. Known as a style-leader and sought-after hairdresser, Kewpie lived a life of perseverance, loyalty and persistence even in the midst of a disintegrating District Six. Not immune to the impact of forced removals, Kewpie and others like her were determined to make life go on even under changing and devastating circumstances.
The District Six Museum in partnership with GALA (the Gay and Lesbian Archive) invite you to visit an exhibition which pays tribute to Kewpie’s life and times. It explores the life of Kewpie (1941–2012), who was also part of a queer community that was highly visible and integrated into the broader community, playing an important role in the fabric and culture of District Six.
Kewpie: daughter of District Six will be open to the public at the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre from 21 September 2018 until 18 January 2019. Opening hours are from 9h00 to 16h00 from Monday to Friday, and by arrangement for group bookings on Saturdays. There is no charge for visiting the exhibition.
Enquiries: email@example.com / Tel: 021 4667200
The District Six Community Day Centre, housed on the site of the former Peninsula Maternity Hospital, officially opened its doors on 25 July – though it has been open to the public since March. Former staff of the Peninsula Marina Brinkhuis, Patience Watlington, Georgina Blaauw, Harriet Arendse and Mike Wright represented participants of the PMH Memory Project.
Information on the new facility can be found at:
To keep up to date for news and images about the old Peninsula Hospital, like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Peninsula-Maternity-Hospital-Memory-Project-1357601397597131/