Bagshaw Museum To Host Historical Presentations

Bagshaw Museum is hosting two cultural presentations designed to look at important periods of past history and art in the coming weeks.

If art is your amusement

Art historian Simon Poë will focus on Pre-Raphaelite painters who also illustrated books when he continues his ‘Word and Image: The Illustrators’ lecture series. Looking at Moxon Tennyson and Kelmscott Chaucer amongst others, the presentation promises to make you fall in love with the best artists you may not have heard of!

The lecture starts at 2pm on January 28 and admission is £3.50. No booking is necessary.

Following that, Simon concludes his series on 19th and 20th Century British artists best known for their illustration work on Sunday, 18 February, by looking at some of the giants of the ‘golden age’ of illustration.

If history is your hobby

Then, on February 11, there is an uplifting presentation about life on the home front in World War One.

‘V for Victory’ is a brand new ‘costume-in-context’ presentation by the popular company The History Wardrobe, who will look at four Vs – vegetables, valiant, the vote and victory.

The presentation will reveal what it was like for women running a wartime house on rations, the chores they did as a Land Army girl, what they thought about getting the vote for the first time and celebrate the work of the Women’s Institute. It will also look at the victory celebrations and jubilations and women’s fears and hopes for the future.

As well as costumes from the period, the lively presentation will include top tips on cooking, cleaning and laundry, recipes, and a look at how people entertained themselves during wartime.

The presentation starts at 2pm. Tickets, price £12.50. Advance booking is essential, you can book online or call Bagshaw Museum on 01924 324765.

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