Northampton museums - what's on
Adult workshops, talks & tours
Thursday 23 March
The Life and Times of Franz Lehár and The Merry Widow
Speaker: David Price
Location: Court Room of The Guildhall
The historical background to Franz Lehár’s master work, and how it survived initial controversy to become a worldwide success. With musical extracts and slides.
£2.50 per talk. Includes refreshments. Booking essential.
A Shoemaker Goes To War
Commemorating 100 years of the fall of the Shoemakers: 4th Territorial Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment at Gaza, WW1
Wednesday 19 April
3pm – Memorial service
7.30pm – Talks
Abington Park Museum
A memorial service followed by a series of talks to commemorate the fall of the 4th Territorial Battalion in Gaza. The majority of men from the 4th Battalion fighting in WW1 were shoemakers from Northampton. Join us to remember the men who lost their lives 100 years ago, while fighting for our town and country.
Alison Butler from the Western Front Association will give a talk and also launch her new book which tells the story of the 4th battalion in WW1. Other speakers to be confirmed nearer the time – check website for updates at www.northampton.gov.uk/museums
In association with the Western Front Association.
Memorial service – FREE. Drop in – no booking required.
Talks – £10. Ring 01604 837397 to book.
If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and we will add you to our mailing list. Please state any preferences you may have e.g. art, history or general. All information will be kept confidential and used only by the museum.