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Saxon stonework to singing on Zoom - 1000 years of creativity in Turvey

All Saints Church, Turvey, Bedfordshire, MK43 8EP

Visit our ancient church to see our exhibition of Turvey’s rich history of creativity.

Explore displays and audio-visual recordings telling the story of the art, music, architecture, drama, poetry, crafts and gardens that have shaped this village, and still do. Enjoy live performances and a children’s treasure hunt.

Turvey History Society was formed in 2017 with the aim of researching, recording and celebrating the history of this village. Our aim in this event is to explore the history of Turvey through the lens of creativity, to tell the story of the creative activities and people that have been a part of the life of this place over the centuries. You will see paintings of Turvey 200 years ago, learn about the life of lace makers, discover Victorian choir festivals and a 1950s Skiffle band, and much more besides. The event is being held in All Saints Church and visitors will also be able to learn about this wonderful building’s history and see striking examples of the skill of the craftsmen who created it over the past 1000 years. As well as presenting our history of creative endeavour we will be involving our community to celebrate how people here continue to enjoy being creative together and in so doing become a part of our future history.

The exhibition will feature displays and audio-visual recordings and will include a treasure hunt for children in which they can discover the answers to questions in the historical material displayed. There will be short performances during the weekend by our local musical and drama groups.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

Organised by

Turvey History Society

Date last modified: 23rd June 2023 at 11:56