Outlook – Heritage and Culture Events for Adults and Young People

January

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 2nd January 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum –  Monday 7th January  2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. Refreshments provided, donations welcomed to support the cafe. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 10th January 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. See hertiage.warwickshire.gov.uk/markethalllates for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum. No need to book, just drop in.

 

Show and Tell: Georgian Costume

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 16th January 1pm – 1.30pm

Join Sara Wear, Curator of Human History, for a look at the Georgian costume and accessories on display at Market Hall museum.

FREE, donations welcomed to support the museum.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 16th January 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Archives Online

County Record Office – Wednesday 30th January 10.30pm – 11.30am

Find out how you can use Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the County Record Office’s own online catalogue. FREE, donations welcomed to support the Record Office.

 

Heritage Afternoon Tea

Market Hall Museum – Saturday 26th January 12.30pm – 2pm or 2pm – 3.30pm

Step back in time and taste cakes and bakes from the past. Using original recipes from the Warwickshire archives ‘Caking and Baking’ have recreated recipes from Mary Wise’s mid-18th century cookbook for you to enjoy. Recipes from Mary’s cookbook and kitchen gadgets from our museum collections will also be on display for you to view.

Cost £15,  add a glass of Prosecco for an extra £5. Due to the nature of the old recipes there are no gluten or dairy free options.

February

Austin HealeyAustin Healey

County Record Office – Saturday 2nd February 2.30pm – 4.30pm

The Donald Healey Motor Company is best remembered for the world famous Austin Healey sports cars – but did you know that the company was based in Warwick? Join Rob Eyre, Senior Archivist, as he explores the history of the company and its founder, Donald Healey, with reference to the archive material now held at the County Records Office, Warwick. £7.50, includes refreshments.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th February 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Spring Herb Workshop

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th February 7pm – 9pm

Join us for this informative, hands-on workshop, with soapmaker and herbalist Katie Beswick, as we make “kitchen herbal” preparations including balms to help us embrace Spring with energy and vitality as well as boosting our immune system with the help of our native medicinal mushrooms. Learn how to identify and gather the herbs needed to make remedies using vinegar and honey to extract the precious healing constituents. As Spring approaches and once again the plants emerge to cover the land, we will learn how to make the most of these resources – harvest, dry, store and use our foraged bounties.

The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of the world’s population presently use herbal medicine for primary health care. In England, much of the herbal knowledge of our ancestors has been lost and many of us have no idea that our gardens and hedgerows contain many amazing healing plants just waiting to be rediscovered. Happily, the tides are changing and this workshop is guaranteed to give you a new outlook, enthusiasm and curiosity for the precious wild areas all around us. £30 including all materials

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th February 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Valentine Gift Fair

Market Hall Museum – Saturday 9th February 10am – 5pm

Browse stalls throughout the museum selling a range of gifts perfect for your loved one. You could always just treat yourself! Free entry.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 11th February 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. Refreshments provided, donations welcomed to support the cafe. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: Papists and the taxman

County Record Office – Wednesday 13th February 1pm – 1.30pm

Hear how the taxman was used to suppress the Catholic faith in England in the early 1700s and how the House of Hanover used this in a general move to suppress the Jacobean threat. See evidence of this in Warwickshire from original documents. FREE, donations welcomed to support the Record Office.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 14th February 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. See hertiage.warwickshire.gov.uk/markethalllates for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Family History: What’s New on the Internet?

County Record Office – Saturday 16th February, 10.15am – 12.45pm

Join family historian Jennifer Cranfield for an introduction to free internet sources that can widen your family history knowledge. £12

 

Behind the Scenes Store Tours – Geology Collections

Warwickshire Museum Stores, Montague Road, Warwick – Wednesday 20th February 10am – 11am

Join Jon Radley, Curator of Natural Sciences, to explore the power and nature of volcanic eruptions and the structure of the Earth’s crust beneath your feet. See volcanic rock and other specimens from the museum collection. £7.50

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 20th February 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Poetry and Porcelain – Ceramic Workshop

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 27th February and Wednesday 13th March, 7pm – 9pm

Shake off the winter blues at this two-part workshop with ceramicist Carey Moon. Learn how to make small white porcelain tiles which you will decorate with black clay slip using two different techniques:- ‘Mishima’ a Japanese word for a sort of inlay and ‘sgraffito’ or scratching/ scraping back.

Find inspiration from poetry, museum displays and natural history treasures from our handling collections. Session one: explore the museum and experiment with clay work. Session two: finish your final decorated tile. No experience necessary, all materials included. £40 for both sessions

March

Explore your Archive: Behind the Scenes

Warwickshire County Record Office – Monday 4th March 10.30am – 12noon

Find out how we care for Warwickshire’s precious documents at the County Record Office and go behind the scenes to visit our strong rooms. Join senior archivist Rob Eyre for a close look at our collections and to find out about the work of our archivists.£7.50

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th March 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity.FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 11th March 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. Refreshments provided, donations welcomed to support the cafe. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Behind the Scenes store tour – Archaeology collections

Museum Stores, Montague Road, Warwick – Tuesday 12th March, 10am – 11am

An opportunity for a personal tour of our archaeology collections not on display with curator Sara Wear. The archaeology collections start from the history of early man making tools and living in Warwickshire. £7.50 Booking required.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 14th March 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. See hertiage.warwickshire.gov.uk/markethalllates for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Designers of the 1960s to 1980s

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 19th March Talk starts 7.30pm, Museum open 7pm – 9pm

Ruth Lowe returns to Market Hall for a talk on a defining era of fashion. Designers working on Carnaby Street and the Kings Road area followed in the footsteps of pioneers such as Mary Quant and supplied the look of the day. The talk includes the chance to see original clothes and memorabilia. £10

 

Show and Tell: The Draft Will of Robert Dudley; Earl of Leicester

Warwickshire County Record Office – Wednesday 20th March  1pm – 1.30pm

Robert Dudley was one of Elizabethan England’s most famous courtiers and statesman and his relationship with Queen Elizabeth I continues to interest us to this day.

He is linked in death to Warwick, being interred in the Beauchamp Chapel in St Mary’s Parish Church.  But his importance to the town comes also through an act of benevolence; the foundation of the Lord Leycester Hospital, the primary focus of which was to accommodate poor soldiers and their wives – a purpose more or less maintained still.

One item of the Lord Leycester collection, held at Warwickshire County Record Office, is the draft will of Robert Dudley. Come and view this document and hear how the character of one of the most important personalities of the Tudor age is reflected through it. FREE, donations welcomed to support the Record Office.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 20th March 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Show and Tell: Warwickshire in 100 Stories, Part 1

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 27th March 1pm – 1.30pm

Part of the Warwickshire Bytes project to find 100 stories to tell the history of Warwickshire. Come hear about some of the objects with stories selected by the curators. FREE, donations welcomed to support the museum.

April

Anne, Countess of Warwick’s papers; seances, sketches and secrets…

Warwickshire County Record Office – Monday 1st April 6pm – 7pm

Archives are places where century-old secrets are kept, many still waiting to be carefully unpicked and revealed. One such archive, which hasn’t been thoroughly researched since it’s owner’s death in 1903, is that of Anne Greville, 4th Countess of Warwick. Anne was a remarkably energetic and talented artist, who played a leading role in the redevelopment of Warwick Castle’s interiors after the disastrous fire of 1871. Alongside her artistic pursuits and correspondence, evidence shows that she was also interested in contacting the dead. Join Adam Busiakiewicz, a PhD researcher who has been making all sorts of discoveries in Anne’s archive. £7.50

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 3rd April 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Show and Tell: Oliver Cromwell Letter

Warwickshire County Record Office – Wednesday 3rd April 1pm – 1.30pm

An opportunity to view a letter from Oliver Cromwell the future Lord Protector of the Commonwealth written when he was in his twenties and discovered in one of our major collections. FREE, donations welcomed to support the Record Office.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 8th April 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. Refreshments provided, donations welcomed to support the cafe. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 11th April 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. See hertiage.warwickshire.gov.uk/markethalllates for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Presenting Your Family History

County Record Office – Saturday 13th April, 10.15am – 12.45pm

You’ve found your ancestors, now explore different ways to present your research. Family historian Jennifer Cranfield leads this workshop on displaying your family history in a new way. £12

 

Show and Tell: Eggs and Nests

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 17th April 1pm – 1.30pm

Join curator, Jon Radley, for a seasonal look at some of the eggs and nests in the museum collection. We can’t guarantee any chocolate birds’ eggs we’re afraid. FREE, donations welcome.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 17th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Crochet Workshop: Warwickshire Dinosaur

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 25th April 7pm – 9.15pm

Join this exclusive workshop with the TOFT team and crochet your own colourful Cruxicheiros Newmanorum – Warwickshire’s own dinosaur.

Curator of Natural History Jon Radley will also give a brief talk about the dinosaur and its discovery. This workshop includes everything you need to crochet your Warwickshire Dinosaur, as well as demonstrations of the skills and techniques used. The TOFT team will be on-hand to help you learn how to read a crochet pattern, how to start and finish each body part and how to sew them all together along with any special stitches or techniques to complete the design. £37