Outlook – Heritage and Culture Events for Adults and Young People

 

October

Warwick Words Festival – Austin Healey Motor Company – Sold out

Warwickshire County Record Office – Tuesday 2nd October 10.30am – 12noon

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, book via Warwick Words Box Office on 01926 334418

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 3rd October 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 8th October  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. This month we will be exploring Fairs and Markets: find out about travelling fairs, the Mop and how we celebrate the seasons passing with collection objects, songs and reminiscence. Refreshments provided, pay what you think. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: Make your own Paper Booklet

County Record Office – Wednesday 10th October 1pm – 2pm

Come and join our conservation team to create your own simple paper booklet (materials provided). Please note that some dexterity will be required and the session will last around an hour. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Warwick Words Festival

The Earls of Warwick in 25 Objects

Meet at Warwickshire County Record Office – Tuesday 16th October, 9am – 3.15pm

They were knights, warriors and kingmakers. But they were also scholars, poets, playwrights, actors, and patrons of the arts. Over 1,000 years, the Earls of Warwick shaped the cultural and artistic worlds they lived in, both locally and nationally.

Exploring the story of 25 objects in the town of Warwick and its archive, this Study Day will offer an alternative narrative of the Earls of Warwick. The objects include architecture, artefacts, historic manuscripts, music and readings to unlock the personal tastes and private lives of the earls of Warwick from the Norman Conquest to the present day

The day will include a delicious afternoon tea at the Thomas Oken Tea Rooms and access into Warwick’s historic attractions. Comfortable footwear is advised. The study day includes steep steps and walking. Adam Busiakiewicz and Aaron Manning are local historians of Warwick Castle and its Earls. £30. Book via Warwick Words Box Office on 01926 334418

 

Show and Tell – Archaeological Archives

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 23rd October 1pm – 1.30pm

Join us for a talk about our archaeological archives. Find out about what we have, how it gets to us and what we do with it when it gets here. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Archives Online

County Record Office – Friday 26th October 10.30pm – 11.30am

Find out how you can use Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the County Record Office’s own online catalogue. FREE, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book. 

November

County Guitars Group

Market Hall Museum – Saturday 3rd November 12.30pm – 1pm

We will be welcoming the Warwickshire County Guitars Group after a special make and create session. The group, which is made up of guitar students aged 13 to 21, will be playing a set of Baroque and classical pieces. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 7th November 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: The Armistice in Warwickshire

County Record Office – Thursday 8th November 1pm – 1.30pm

The signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 was a significant moment marking the end of over four years of conflict. Learn about how Warwickshire reacted to the news through original records held at the County Record Office. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Art from Warwick Castle

County Record Office – Saturday 10th November 2pm to 4pm

The Friends of the Warwickshire County Record Office welcome visitors for a talk by Adam Busiakiewicz. Adam, an art historian working as a guide lecturer for the Wallace collection, is currently using the Warwick Castle archive at the County Record Office for his research into the Art collection at the Castle. His talk will cover the fascinating discoveries he has made so far. £5, light refreshments will be served.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 12th November  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. This month we will be exploring Stir Up Sunday: join us to make a Christmas Pudding! Refreshments provided, pay what you think. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: Horns and Antlers

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 13th November 1pm to 1.30pm

A discussion around modern and ancient animals with horns and antlers. What functions do they serve, what do they look like and how do they grow? Specimens from the museum collection will be on hand for people to handle. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 14th November 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.

 

Family History: 20th Century Military Records

County Record Office – Saturday 17th November 10.15am to 12.45pm

Learn about the records and resources available for researching your military ancestors with family historian Jennifer Cranfield. £12 Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Portable Antiquities Scheme: 20 Years of Treasures

Market Hall Museum – Monday 19th November 7pm to 9pm

Since 1997 the Portable Antiquities Scheme has identified and recorded over 27,500 archaeological finds from Warwickshire. These finds include stone implements, metalwork, pottery and glass dating from prehistory to more recent times. They give us a glimpse into aspects of everyday life, including the economy, fashions, migration, trade and home life; all evidence of long forgotten communities and ways of life. This talk highlights some of the artefacts recorded through the Scheme, giving us an insight into the stories and ways of life of those past communities. £7.50 Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Explore Your Archive: Behind the Scenes

County Record Office – Tuesday 20th November 10.30am to 12pm

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 Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 21st November 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.

 

Stir-Up Sunday

St John’s House – Sunday 25th November 10am to 12noon

Make your Christmas pudding in our Victorian kitchen.  Find out what we used to cook and look at some of the recipes from our archives. Price includes festive refreshments. Please bring your own pudding basin. £20 Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: The Sheldon Tapestry 

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 28th November 1pm – 1.30pm

Join our talk to hear about the Sheldon Tapestry map of Warwickshire. Find out about the conservation work done to protect the Elizabethan tapestry and what we learnt about it. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Victorian Evening and Craft Fair

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 29th November 5pm – 9pm

Get ready for Christmas and  browse art and craft stalls throughout the museum selling gifts. Visit Father Christmas (4.50 per child, includes gift, drop in and pick up a timed ticket, take part in our childrens craft activity while you wait) or just take part in our ‘Make and Create’ craft activity, £1 donation. Warm up with a mulled wine and mince pie from our outside stall and enjoy hot drinks and cakes and savouries in the museum cafe. 10% off all purchases in the museum shop. FREE entry.

December

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 5th December 1.30pm to 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: Roman Coins

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 6th December 1pm to 1.30pm

A chance to get an up-close look at some of the coins from the South Warwickshire Roman Hoard. This talk will cover the iconography commonly found on coins from the period, in particular how figures such as Julius Caesar and Augustus used them to spread their own political messages and cultivate their public image. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Family History: Victorian Crime and Punishment

County Record Office – Saturday 8th December 10.15am to 12.45pm

Were your ancestors criminals or victims of crime? Join family historian Jennifer Cranfield for a look at available records to help explore your family history. £12 Spaces are limited so please book

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 10th December  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. This month we will be exploring Christmas Decorations for you to make and take away. Refreshments provided, pay what you think. Spaces are limited so please book.