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Dick Whittington

Join the South Bank Players as they bring you their new family pantomime Dick Whittington performed at their home venue, the Joseph Wright Hall on 5-7 December.

Tickets are £8 adults & £5 concessions and are available now through the South Bank Players website or via the Wilderspin National School Museum during opening hours (Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm; 11am-3pm in December).

Posted on:18th November 2019

Prize-winning portrait to mark English Infant Schools Bicentenary

Two centuries ago England’s first Infant School was opened in Westminster. Samuel Wilderspin was then asked to run England’s second Infant School which opened in 1820 at Spitalfields.

In 1847, supporters of Wilderspin, including philanthropists Mary and David Gaskell of Wakefield, and Thomas Terrington, Secretary of the Hull Infant School Society, commissioned J. R. Herbert, R. A. (1810 – 1890) to paint Wilderspin’s portrait at the end of his career,

The original painting was given to Wilderspin at a special presentation attended by Charles Dickens.  Engraved copies were sold to benefit the a National Tribute fund for Wilderspin.

To commemorate Wilderspin’s involvement in both schools we invited members of Barton and Brigg art groups run by JD Creative to submit oil paintings based on the original portrait by J. R. Herbert and the engraving.

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The winner was Julia Julia Sweetman seen here with her winning portrait receiving the prize from Ian Wolseley on behalf of the Queen Street School Preservation Trust, and Jon Dent of JD Creative.

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Posted on:29th October 2019

Join South Bank Players as they bring you their family, feel-good pantomime ‘Dick Whittington’, written by Liz Drury.

Tickets are £8 adults & £5 concessions and are available now through South Bank Players safe and secure online ‘Tickets Sales’ page or via the Wilderspin National School Museum during opening hours.

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 December,  7.30pm

Saturday 7 December, 2.30pm

Doors open 45 mins prior to performance start time.

Posted on:27th September 2019

Once Upon a Time

Celebrating some of our best loved traditional children’s stories with displays, storytelling and family activities.

Admission (all ages) £3

Family ticket for up to four £10

PLEASE NOTE THERE WAS AN ERROR IN OUR 2019 EVENTS LEAFLET – which wrongly listed the starting date as  28 November.  

It should have said starting Thursday 5 December.

Our normal displays are closed during this period.

Posted on:27th September 2019

Barton Christmas Festival

Enjoy our indoor craft and Christmas stalls in the Joseph Wright Hall from 12pm until 4pm, and in the Museum there’ll be mulled wine and mince pies and Barton’s only Victorian Father Christmas, with refreshments in the Old School Canteen.

This year we will stay open for hot drinks from 4pm to 7pm if you’re watching the lantern parade or joining in the carol singing.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WAS AN ERROR IN OUR 2019 EVENTS LEAFLET – which wrongly listed the date of the festival fair as 23 November.  It should have said Saturday 30 November.

Posted on:27th September 2019

Art and the City

Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 pm for five weeks

Monday 11 November – 2 December

Tutor: Dr Mo Ille

Follows  by “Art Between the Wars” (Monday 30 September to 28 October)

Booking, fees, more details:

drmo@ille.co.uk

(01724) 733067

Posted on:27th September 2019

Art Between the Wars

Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 pm for five weeks

Monday 30 September to 28 October

Tutor: Dr Mo Ille

 

 

Followed from Monday 11 November – 2 December by “Art and the City”

Booking, fees, more details:

drmo@ille.co.uk

(01724) 733067

Posted on:27th September 2019

One Bloody Fang After Another

Celebrate Halloween at Wilderspin this year!

A haunting, paranormal force has gripped the town.  The young Lucy Westenra is taken ill and psychiatrist Dr. Seward calls on his mentor Professor Van Helsing to advise.  The Professor has a perplexing diagnosis – Lucy carries all the symptoms of a vampire’s latest victim.

So begins a frenzied stab at trying to uncloak Count Dracula as the vampire in their midst. Sadly, it gets quite “midsty” in Whitby at times…

Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this physical, riotous comedy. Now, it is truly horrific.

Joseph Wright Hall – The Trust is currently seeking funding to upgrade access in the Hall.  This performance is on the first floor – access is by stairs and stair lift only.  Ground floor toilets with wheelchair access.

£8 / £28 (group of 4).  To book – telephone Hambledon Productions (01472 870935) or call in / telephone the museum on 01652 63517

Posted on:12th September 2019

Lincolnshire Learning, Wisdom & Folklore

The theme for this year’s Heritage Open Days across Lincolnshire in education – very relevant to a museum of education!

In Barton we have something happening every day from 13 to 22 September.  Full details of this heritage festival are available at barton-upon-humber.or.uk

Posted on:12th September 2019

Stitched Winter Decorations

Pins & Needles come to the museum with this wintry workshop for all ages.

Saturday 7 December

9.30am – 12.30pm for 6-9 year olds

1pm – 4pm for 10+

£10

Tel. 07764497280 or email janineknight06@gmail.com to book and for more details.

 

Posted on:11th September 2019