Events

 

Events and Activities

Author's Talks

Talks and lectures

Courses

Exhibitions

 

Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5) Payment by credit card or cheque is only possible for 2 more tickets. Numbers may be limited so please buy your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

 

Events and Activities

Arteology. Uncover. Discover. Create   March 2017 - March 2018

A project that invites contemporary artists to explore the ever-growing Creative Wiltshire collection as a catalyst for new work, inspired by the county's creative and artisan heriage. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or visit https://creativewiltshire.com/

Public Art Needs You!

Find out how you can join this community effort to help support public art in the places that matter to you. Workshops held at Wiltshire Libraries - find your nearest and book your FREE place via Eventbrite. Details can be found here.

*FULLY BOOKED* Family Pottery Experience! Held at The Beeches Family Centre, Salisbury - Monday 14th August and Monday 21st August *FULLY BOOKED*

FREE EVENT

Have you ever wanted to have a go at making your own pottery? To learn the secrets of traditional ancient potters?

Bring the family along for this wonderful free 2-part workshop, led by Wiltshire’s leading potter Bill Crumbleholme.  Bill’s work is inspired by the Bronze Age ‘Beaker Folk’, and he is passionate about teaching traditional methods for creating beautiful pottery. Plenty of family fun is guaranteed – and you’ll even get to take your creations home! (Once fired, of course).

Monday 14th August: 10am – 4pm
Learn how to create and decorate your very own pots

Monday 21st August:  10am – 4pm
Create outdoor kilns to fire your pots, PLUS learn some basic metalwork techniques

(Attendance on both dates is necessary)

Location: The Beeches Family Centre, Bulford Rd, Salisbury SP4 9BT

Places are limited and must be reserved on Eventbrite

These free workshops are provided by the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Creative Wiltshire’ project, in collaboration with Bill Crumbleholme and The Beeches.

www.CreativeWiltshire.com

http://www.crumbleholme.plus.com/beakerfolk.htm

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conservation Roadshow  - held at County Hall, Trowbridge - Thursday 14th September

Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures, or just find out what goes in in our labs!

FREE event - drop-ins welcome.

Conservation Roadshow  - WSHC - Thursday 12th October

Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures, or just find out what goes in in our labs!

FREE event - drop-ins welcome.

OPEN DAY! Saturday 28th October 10am-4pm

Once again we are offering many activities and lots to see from all departments at the History Centre. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary as a History Centre in our current building and the 70th anniversary of the archive service.

• Prepare to ‘stand and deliver’ as you meet a Highwayman 
• Explore the world of historic Pelham Puppets (back by popular demand!)
• Join our Conservation team as they preserve rare artefacts
• Dig into the past with our Archaeologists
• Uncover treasures from the archives  … including Beatrix Potter, Florence Nightingale, Hans Christian Andersen, Kings and Queens and American Presidents
• Get arty with our ARTeologists

Behind the scenes tours ▪ ‘Make and Take’ Children’s activities ▪ Exhibitions
Take a peek in our archive strongrooms ▪ conservation labs ▪ Refreshments from our pop-up café

Conservation Roadshow  - held at Salisbury Library - Thursday 9th November

Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures, or just find out what goes in in our labs!

FREE event - drop-ins welcome.

Conservation Roadshow  - held at County Hall, Trowbridge - Thursday 14th December

Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures, or just find out what goes in in our labs!

FREE event - drop-ins welcome.

 Author's Talks

 

Talks and Lectures 

The Penruddock Royalist Uprising - a talk by Ruth Butler

Tuesday 29 August 2:30pm     £3.00 admission

Learn about Cromwell, plots and secret societies!

A Beginner's Guide to Researching Family History

Friday 8 September 12:00pm     £3.00 admission

Discover what resources are available at the History Centre for researching family history with archivist Ally McConnell. Includes a tour of the search-room. 

Black History in Wiltshire - a talk by Terry Bracher

Tuesday 3rd October 10:30am     £3.00 admission

It's Black History Month - discover Wiltshire's black history.

Wiltshire Montagus and the Revolutionary Wars 1760-1812 - with guest speaker Tony Pratt

Friday 13th October 2:30pm     £3.00 admission

Join Tony for a look at the part played by the Montagus of Lackham in the Revolutionary Wars.

Life in 1947 Wiltshire - with Julie Davis

Thursday 9th November 2:30pm    £3.00 admission

As part of our 70th anniversary celebrations, join Julie for a delve into how people would have lived in Wiltshire in 1947.

Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Wiltshire - with Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger

Wednesday 29th November 2:30pm    £3.00 admission

Join Wiltshire's County Archaeologist to discover the latest archaeological discoveries in Wiltshire.

A Wiltshire Christmas - with Margaret Moles

Tuesday 12th December 10:30am     £3.00 admission

Discover how Christmas has been celebrated in Wiltshire in the past! 

 

  Courses

History Revealed with Julie Davis - Calne Library

Wednesday 6 September 10.30-4.30pm (held at Calne Library)

Discover how to research local history using documents and in the field

Tickets are £7.00/£5.00 concession and are available from Calne Library.

Find out more

 

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Parish Registers

Wednesday 13 September 10am-4pm    £20.00

Join archivist Robert Jago for a detailed examination of the changing format of parish registers, 1538-1837, and the information they contain. This is a rare opportunity to work with original registers, some dating back to Tudor times.

Arrive 9.30 for refreshments. Tea and coffee provided but please bring your own lunch.

 

 Exhibitions

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Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5) Payment by credit card or cheque is only possible for 2 more tickets. Numbers may be limited so please buy your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.

Download a PDF version of our events programme here

Disclaimer: We may take photographs at events for future publicity purposes. Please make a member of staff aware if you would prefer not to be included in any images. Permission will sought for images which include children.

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