Monthly Archives: July 2016

Table Top Sale

10am – 3pm – the first of what will be regular, indoor sales in the Joseph Wright Hall adjacent to the museum.  Setting up from 9am. Tables are £5 each and can be reserved by telephoning the museum on (01652) 635172. Payment should be made as soon as possible after booking.   Subsequent sales are 26 November (Christmas Festival) & indoor Christmas market, 4 March 2017, and 20 May 2017.

Posted on:25th July 2016

Retro Crafts for Kids

Every Thursday during the summer holidays children aged 5-13 can try out one of several crafts their parents or grandparents will recall – at school or in the home.

The first of four weekly craft sessions is on 28 July.  The following sessions are: 4, 11 and 18 August. Come back each week to try a different craft.

Each session runs from 1pm to 3pm and cost £4 per single session or £3.50 per multiple sessions.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult – older participants may like “their” adult to join them – that’s fine – in fact it helps our volunteers help the children.  So come along too!

The crafts vary each week – we’ll be bale to tell you exactly what is on offer if you ring.

Tel (01652) 635172 to book.

Posted on:1st July 2016

Remembering the First World War

11am – 4pm (Wilderspin Schoolroom)
An exhibition of memorabilia from the Great War. Admission £2.

Posted on:1st July 2016

Museums at Night Quiz

7pm for 7.30pm in the Wilderspin Schoolroom
Register your team of up to six for another evening of brainteasers and fun. £2 per person. Bar and raffle.

Posted on:1st July 2016

Art on the Railings

10am – 3pm
Art Fair organised by the Wilderspin Art Group with affordable art for you to appreciate and buy.

Posted on:1st July 2016

Tea with Oscar Wilde

7.30pm (Joseph Wright Hall)
Ladies and Gentlemen … You are cordially invited to the 1890’s wittiest “Chit-Chat” show where a gay time is guaranteed! You’ll be ‘Wilde’ about who he has on his chaise.
The popular modern chat show reimagined for the Victorian age, hosted by the acclaimed wit of the era, Oscar Wilde. Following the now familiar format, guests include a selection of some of the ‘celebrities’ of the day. Packed with gossip, song and humour – and a few surprises – this light-hearted performance invites the audience to experience the 1890s wittiest “chit chat” show.
Tickets £9, Concessions £8

Posted on:1st July 2016

Cuthbert Brodrick ~ Yorkshire Architect – Barton Civic Society

7.30pm, Joseph Wright Hall
John Scotney outlines the life and work of one of Hull’s most famous architects who designed Leeds Town Hall, The Grand Hotel in Scarborough and the former Town Hall in Hull. This talk will be in the Joseph Wright Hall designed by Joseph Wright, a pupil of Brodrick.
Civic Society members free. Non-members £2

Posted on:1st July 2016

Penny Dreadful! Or Mrs. Lovett’s Revenge!

2.30pm (Wilderspin Schoolroom)
Chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for children and the young at heart. Go on – have a close shave with Mrs. Lovett… She’d love to have you for dinner!
Tickets £9, Concessions £8, Children £5

Posted on:1st July 2016