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Online Events

To be able to access these events, you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The events will be private Zoom meetings and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to to join the event using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

Wednesday 17 February 2021

7pm

Female Fashions 1870-1970 - part two: A social history of a century of fashion

An image depicting a style of shoe that was fashionable during the 20th century

An image depicting a style of shoe that was fashionable during the 20th century

Looking at the history of female fashions from 1875 to the recent past, these hour-long talks with Q&A will focus on everyday fashions from places including Northampton, drawing on 40 years of Sharn Matthews’ experience with museum costume collections across the country.

Tracing styles from bustles to mini dresses each new fashion has been reflected in the clothes people wore at home and for special occasions. Preserved in museum collections across the country, surviving examples give us a glimpse into past lives and the changing world their wearers lived in.

To be able to access the talk you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

£5 per talk Part 2 – to purchase a ticket, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

Saturday 20 February 2021 - Saturday 17 April

10.30am - 1pm

Italian Cookery with Carmela 

An image of arancini; fried balls of risotto

Arancini; fried balls of risotto

Saturday 20 February 

Pasta, soups and sauces

Join Italian cook and author Carmela Sereno Hayes for a pasta soups and sauces masterclass. Learn how to make pasta e fagioli – a hearty pasta and bean soup – as well as mastering the perfect spaghetti carbonara sauce with no cream. You will also learn how to make a red pepper and ricotta pasta sauce.

You will be provided with a list of ingredients to buy in advance and cook along with Carmela.

Gluten free students can be accommodated with advance notice – please email [email protected] if you follow a gluten free diet and would like to receive an alternative ingredients list.

To be able to access the workshop you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

£10 per class or £25 for a series ticket to all three workshops + Eventbrite booking fee

Visit the Eventbrite website to purchase a ticket for this event.

Saturday 20 March

Risotto and arancini

Italian cook and author Carmela Sereno Hayes will guide you to make a fresh seasonal risotto from scratch. Whilst you are tucking into the risotto Carmela will demonstrate how to make, fill, roll and fry risotto balls (arancini) with a pre-prepared and chilled risotto.

You will be provided with a list of ingredients to buy in advance and cook along with Carmela.

The recipes in this workshop are gluten free.

To be able to access the workshop you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

£10 per class or £25 for a series ticket to all three workshops + Eventbrite booking fee

Visit the Eventbrite website to purchase a ticket for this event.

Saturday 17 April

Italian desserts

Make delicious desserts with Italian cook and author Carmela Sereno Hayes. Carmela will guide you to make a zabaglione crema made with whipped egg yolk, sugar and marsala (alcohol is optional), cooked over a bain-marie, which can be served as a dessert or protein rich breakfast. You will also learn how to make amaretti biscotti – soft crackle baked cookies, perfect to dip into the zabaglione – as well as a Neapolitan Easter pie of baked rice infused with strega.

You will be provided with a list of ingredients to buy in advance and cook along with Carmela.

Gluten free students can be accommodated with advance notice – please email [email protected] if you follow a gluten free diet and would like to receive an alternative ingredients list.

To be able to access the workshop you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

£10 per class or £25 for a series ticket to all three workshops + Eventbrite booking fee

Visit the Eventbrite website to purchase a ticket for this event. 

To purchase a series ticket for all three events (£25 + Eventbrite booking fee), please visit the Eventbrite website

Thursday 4 March 2021 - Thursday 1 April 2021

10.30am-11.30am

Online History Talks

Thursday 4 March 2021

The Bentley Boys - The Playboy Racers

Speaker: David Skillen

In 1919 Walter Owen Bentley built his first motor car. It was the beginning of one of the most charismatic makes in motor racing. But equally fascinating are the men-about-town who drove these magnificent cars – Woolf Barnato, Tim Birkin, Glenn Kidston, Dudley Benjafield and others. Their exploits, on and off the track, led to their name ‘The Bentley Boys’. They summed up the devil may care attitude of the Roaring Twenties. In this talk we will look at how the Bentley Boys came to dominate racing, especially Le Mans – illustrated with photographs of the men and their wonderful machines.

Thursday 18 March 2021

Source of the Sauces - The Tale of Two Northampton-born Victorian Brothers

Speaker: Georgina Jeyes

Georgina Jeyes, from the well-known family visitor attraction Jeyes of Earls Barton, tells the story of the Jeyes brothers.  Philadelphus a "chymist & druggist", businessman and producer of Jeyes's Northamptonshire Sauce in 1835 and his brother, John, botanist and inventor of many disinfectants including in 1877 the world-famous Jeyes Fluid.

Thursday 1 April 2021

Food, Glorious Food

Speaker: Jon-Paul Carr

An illustrated, illuminating and entertaining look at the history of eating, shopping and food manufacturing in Northamptonshire from 1837 until now! Detailing the way that food has come to our table from local markets, to the rise of the corner shop and superstores. How we cooked in days past, how we entertained, if we decided to eat out what choices did we have, and what national or local food producer from the past did we buy our produce from.

£5 per talk or £12 for the series of three + Eventbrite booking fee

To purchase a series ticket for all three of these talks, please visit the Eventbrite page.

To purchase a ticket for The Bentley Boys - The Playboy Racers on 4 March, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase a ticket for the Source of the Sauces on 18 March, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase a ticket for Food, Glorious Food on 1 April, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To be able to access the talks you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.