The First 11
Blow those trumpets (from a social distance) the event directory is now LIVE! Over 400 events are already listed, and this year, you aren’t bound by where your feet can take you – at the click of a mouse/ tap of a screen you can discover hidden gems all over England. Here’s a mixed First 11 of highlights from both in-person and online events to give you a taste of what’s on offer…
Carboot Disco Bingo... Weston-Super-Mare’s Theatre Orchard will have you bopping, in a socially distanced way this September!
The 18th century David Attenborough… Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in Hampshire introduce you to a man who inspired Darwin. It’s his birthday this year, so don’t forget your party hats!
River Itchen is bewitchin’... Take a walk with Winchester College’s river keeper to explore the nature-friendly water meadows on the banks of the River Itchen in Hampshire.
The 9 lives of the Ure Museum’s cat’s head... Ure Museum in Berkshire will be releasing a herd of videos to explore this unique item in their collection. Alongside the cat knowledge will be colouring in activities – sounds purrrrfect!
A Heritage Triangle… Chelmsford Civic Society take you point to point with a virtual tour of three iconic buildings rescued from neglect.
Books are never boring - get creative!... Norfolk Heritage Centre are unlocking the archives and helping families explore how books were made, Renaissance style, in this interactive workshop.
Waxing lyrical… Hereford Cathedral invite you to wander their usually closed cloisters, and consider taking some words for a walk in a poem or capturing the light in a photograph.
Wonderful world of photography… Derby’s W.W.Winter, the oldest photographic studio business in the UK, invites us to explore their photography archive and create a new online gallery of gardens and urban oases.
Go fish!... Bolton Aquarium will be giving a unique tour of their awesome waters; see global aquatic stars being fed and learn about the history of their collection.
Musical archives… The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, tell stories from their collection, including a secret romance revealed in letters.
An impostor unmasked… Stainmore Railway Company Ltd. In Cumbria reveal surprising discoveries from their restoration work of the 'NER Sand Wagon'.
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