An exciting Autumn has been lined up at the Tolson Museum by the Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle.
Mikron Theatre is coming to Tolson at 1pm on Saturday, September 20, to play Troupers. Set in 1914 this play is a ‘little told story of the Great War. Troupers bring to life the amazingly audacious concerts at the Front, a hitherto unsung war effort that’s full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.’
This is another first for the Museum. Mikron has not performed at Tolson before and it is the first production in the new garden.
For this event the audience should bring their own seats, however refreshments will be available. Members hope for a warm, dry afternoon, but the lecture theatre is available should it be needed.
The Drawn to Sport exhibition of the artwork of Ken Taylor will continue to be available for viewing until the end of September. This contains pictures of mills and the landscape of Huddersfield much of which is now lost. There are also sketches of famous local and national sportsmen.
Starting in October is a series of lectures relating to items in the Tolson Museum by experts from the University of Huddersfield. A Very Victorian Hoax by Dr Merrick Burrow opens the programme on October 9. This is about the mystery of the photographs of the Cottingly Fairies, a story that involves the celebrated writer Sir Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes yarns.
Marriage in the 17th century is illustrated by the Woodsome panels. However there is another account showing it could be an experience of violence, betrayal and abandonment.
The final lecture is ‘What is a War Poem? by Dr David Rudrum on Thursday the 13th explains how they have come to be the definitive voices of the First World War. These lectures all from 6pm – 7.30 and are free but guests need to book their places.
The Christmas event on November 23 promises to be exciting and different. Refreshments, entertainment and the launch of books by local authors.
On the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 3.30pm Tea & Cake is enjoyed in the museum. A programme of events has been organised with a curator from the museum regularly joining for a short presentation about an item from the museum.
The opening of the Heritage Memorial Garden is planned in October and there will be remembrance ceremonies in November.