Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Museum to host events

HENLEY’S River and Rowing Museum is holding a series of events for adults and children this spring.

HENLEY’S River and Rowing Museum is holding a series of events for adults and children this spring.

In February there will be an in-depth talk and practical workshop focused on one of the leading illustrators of the Victorian era, Arthur Rackham, to coincide with a new, extensive exhibition of his works.

In April, Jane Draycott, Royal Literary Fund Lector and former writer-in-residence at the museum, will be hosting an exclusive poetry-writing workshop inspired by Arthur Rackham’s haunting images of wild woods and fairytale visions of wonder.

In May the museum will open its doors for its first ever ‘lates’ evening, Meander: Museums at Night. The evening includes music, drinks and entertainment by the river for over 18s.

In addition 16 events for children will be held over the next five months including interactive activities where youngsters can learn and play.

The first of these is the RSPB’s Big Garden Watch on January 24, a national scheme to educate the public.

Visitors can take part in wildlife-related activities, including making animal masks, dragonflies and bird feeders. Workshop attendants also receive entry to the museum as part of their fee.

For more information on museum events go to www.rrm.co.uk

NEXT year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company.

To mark both occasions, her most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None returns to the stage for a UK tour.

West End and TV star Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Just Good Friends) will play judge Sir Lawrence Wargrave.

He will be joined by Colin Buchanan (Dalziel and Pascoe, Dangerous Corner) who will take on the role of retired police inspector William Henry Blore with Susan Penhaligon (Bouquet of Barbed Wire, A Fine Romance), as eccentric spinster Emily Brent, Mark Curry (Blue Peter, The Woman in Black, Charley’s Aunt) as Dr. Armstrong, Verity Rushworth (Emmerdale) as Vera Claythorne, Frazer Hines (Doctor Who, Emmerdale) as Rogers and Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier, Doctors) as Philip Lombard.

And Then There Were None is the world’s best-selling mystery ever, with 100 million sales to date. Widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece, her own stage adaptation of this tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfold.

The play opens at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, on Monday, until January 24.

Box office online at www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk or 01753 853888.

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