The programme for this year’s Warwick Words History Festival has just been announced. This event is always fantastic value for anyone who loves history with some excellent talks covering a huge range of subjects.
Warwickshire Museum Service has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £62,000 to buy a major Roman coin hoard, found recently in Warwickshire.
Join us at Market Hall Museum for fundraising gala evening on Friday 5th April, from 7- 10.pm. Meet guest speaker Dr Stanley Ireland of Warwick University, who catalogued the first South Warwickshire Hoard. There will be a rare chance to see the pot that the coins were found in and some examples from the previous Roman hoard, along with other treasures from Roman Warwickshire..
The hoard, made up of 440 silver denarii coins was uncovered during an archaeological dig at a Roman site on the Edge Hill in 2015. They were buried in a ceramic pot over 1900 years ago, under the floor of a building. It has been declared as Treasure and now Warwickshire Museum needs to raise £62,000 to acquire the hoard for the county. We have four months to raise the cash. Applications have already been submitted to major grant givers, and condition of the purchase is that a minimum of £3,000 needs to be raised locally.
Tickets cost £20 and include a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival, and canapés. During the evening a raffle and auction will be held with all proceeds going to the campaign, along with all profits from the tickets and the bar. Continue reading “Bring Home the Hoard!”
Those of you who enjoyed Tuesday’s fascinating talk by Dr John Hunt on Simon de Montford and the c13th Rebellion in the Midlands may be interested to know that he runs a programme of short courses and day schools at Hatton Village Hall.
The next session, from 10am to 2:30 on Friday 15th February is entitled ‘The Devil’s Brood: the Angevins and their Empire’ – an introduction to the Angevins, the early Plantagenets family, that is, Henry II and his sons. This session costs £30.
This is followed by a study day on the Venerable Bede on 22nd March.
Warwick’s very successful History Festival is running again this year from 1st – 7th October, with another varied series of talks covering everything from AWN Pugin’s links to Warwick, the history of Austin-Healey to talks on the Suffragettes, and much in between. There are some familiar names as speakers too.
The internationally renowned Passamezzo are to perform Music, words & song from Shakespeare’s England on Wednesday 25th July, 2018 in support of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent at the 5th in a series of annual charity musical evenings organised by the Worsted Weavers Guild.
Tickets are available by clicking the link below or by contacting Richard Williams