Closed Sundays and Mondays
An open exhibition celebrating the influence and inspiration of literature and language on the visual arts. We encourage Artists to explore this interesting and inspiring topic in a broad range of styles, materials and interpretations.
‘AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT’
Artists tend to be known only for the type of work which they exhibit. But, more often than not, these artists are also accomplished at skills quite unrelated to their creative practice.
This is an exhibition where three established artists Maggie Furmanek (Print), Sara Piper Heap (metalwork) and Judith Harrison ( collagraphs) showcase something completely different – hand stitching, lino-printing and stained glass alongside their traditional work.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 24th April and runs for 7 weeks. Tuesday–Saturday 10am to 3pm
Whittington Festival May 2021 Programme
Thursday 20th May 7pm
Music exploring the theme of transformation
Debussy Syrinx for solo flute
Jeremy Sams Printemps et Hiver for alto flute, piccolo and cello (World Premiere)
Fauré Elegy for cello and piano in c min Op. 24
Fauré Piano Quartet in c minor Op. 15
Popper Requiem Op. 66 for three cellos and piano
Fauré Sicilienne Op. 78 arr. for flute, strings and piano
Friday 21st May 7pm
Schubert Die Forelle for voice and cello
Eller 3 short pieces arr. A. Kaljuste
Dance in G minor
Dance in G major for solo violin and strings
Schubert Trout Quintet
Saturday 22nd May 2:30pm
Baroque/Baroque-dance inspired; 300th Anniversary of the Brandenburg concertos
This concert is supported with a bequest from the late Mr John Dangerfield
Bach Double Violin Concerto
Warlock Capriol Suite
Britten Simple Symphony
Bach Brandenburg Concerto 4
Get yourselves ready to transport yourself back to the 1940s and imagine you are in a small town were evacuated children are arriving from the major industrial towns of the North West, soldiers are going back to barracks after being on leave, aircrew are heading off to airfields of Shropshire. So in the words of the song “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile.”
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the weekend in British 1940’s period dress, either military or civilian. German uniforms will be allowed as part of living history displays. Firearms of any sort, replica or de-activated will NOT be allowed in the town centre.
What to Expect: A light hearted look at life in a small rural town in the 1940s. As you walk around the town, you will be captivated by Re-Enactors and Entertainers in period costume, vintage vehicle displays, trade stands, music and dancing; all with a 1940’s theme. There will also be special activities for children.