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Tuesday 27 October 2020
Lynn Museum
Date:
Tuesday 27 October 2020
Times: 16:00 - 17:00   4pm start
Price:   Free but advanced booking essential https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/?t=1529506844445%3Ft%3D1600707337060


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Seahenge then and now: the changing landscape of Holme-next-the-Sea

Join the staff at Lynn Museum to explore the changing landscape around Seahenge. We will first look at the marshland marshland where the timber circle was built 4000 years ago. Archaeologists studying Seahenge have been able to uncover examples the plants and animals of the marshland and some were used in the building of the monument. We will then visit the Holme Dunes nature reserve where Seahenge was discovered in 1998 and look at the important habitats its coastal landscape provides. The event will consist of a video screening and a Q&A session afterwards.

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Lynn Museum
Date:
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:30   2.30pm to 3.30pm
Price:   Free but advanced booking essential via https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/lynn-museum


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Illustrated Talk: The Story of Seahenge Online Talk

Curator Oliver Bone hosts an illustrated talk on Lynn Museum’s star exhibit from its discovery in 1999, through it’s excavations and the secrets it has revealed, to the installation in its current home in the Seahenge Gallery. Part of the Deepening Series. Free Admission.

Wednesday 28 October 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Times: 19:00 - 20:00   7pm start
Price:   Free but must be booked in advance via Art Tickets


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
A Glimpse of Thetford's Black History Online Talk

An illustrated talk highlighting aspects of Thetford’s Black History including Dr Minns, the first Black mayor in Britain. This event is part of Black History Month.

Friday 30 October 2020
Lynn Museum
Date:
Friday 30 October 2020
Times: 16:00 - 17:00  
Price:   Free but advanced booking essential https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/?t=1529506844445%3Ft%3D1600707337060


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Earthworks Art Session

Join artist Liz Ballad in a practical workshop in response to Laura Wilson’s Deepening where we will be experimenting with painting with mud! Thinking about our local environment and connecting to the landscape around us, you are invited to collect some earth - soil from your garden, local park or woods - which we will then be using in the workshop as a pigment to paint with. You will need: dry soil (not compost, and as fine grains as possible), about as much to fill a mug An old spoon and a blunt knife A rolling pin to grind the soil A sieve to sift the soil An egg (to mix with the soil to make the paint) A little water or cooking oil An old plate or container to mix paint into An old white plate to paint onto - this will be your canvas! A paintbrush, or your fingers! Face mask Gloves Please ask before you use anything at home for this as these items will be used to make your own mud paint, and so might not be suitable for use with food afterwards. We will also need to wear a mask and gloves when handling the soil so we don’t inhale any dust. Suitable for 13 years and older.

Sunday 01 November 2020
Lynn Museum
Date:
Sunday 01 November 2020
Times: 14:30 - 15:45   2.30pm start
Price:   Free but advanced booking essential https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/?t=1529506844445%3Ft%3D1600707337060


01553 775001
lynn.museum@norfolk.gov.uk
Bronze Age Axe Casting Demonstration and Q&A

Join James Dilley, an archaeologist and craftsman who specialises in prehistoric technologies with over 17 years of experience to discover how some the earliest metal tools were produced in prehistoric Britain. James will demonstrate preparing the mould, working the leather bellows on the charcoal fuelled furnace to melt copper and tin and then producing a replica early bronze age axe head. James will also answer audience questions.

Wednesday 04 November 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Wednesday 04 November 2020
Times: 19:00 - 20:00   7pm start
Price:   Free but must be booked in advance via Art Tickets


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Votes for Women!

An illustrated talk about the Suffragette and Suffragist Movements including the contributions of Princess Sophia and Princess Catherine Duleep Singh. This event is part of Parliament Week.

Saturday 07 November 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Saturday 07 November 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am to 4pm
Price:   Free


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Fossils and Geology Youth Project

Amazed by ammonites and itching for ichthyosaurs?! If you are aged 14+ and a fan of fossils come along to Ancient House Theford for three days of fossil fun to discover how they are identified and what they can tell us- then work with other young people and Dr David Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History, to create your own exhibition and activities from our fabulous collection of genuine fossils. This runs over three Saturdays - 7, 14, and 21 November (you will need to come to all three) Free but advanced booking essential: For further information or to book your space email rachel.duffield@norfolk.gov.uk

Thursday 12 November 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Thursday 12 November 2020
Times: 16:30 - 17:45   4.30pm
Price:   Free https://norfolk-museums.arttickets.org.uk/ancient-house


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Creating a Sanctuary: embedding a culture of welcome in your school or business

How to embed a culture of welcome in your school or business for refugees and migrants. Hear about Thetford Town of Sanctuary, work with Migrant Help, how to become a School or Business of Sanctuary and how the museum can help. Speakers include: Sophie Willis (Aid Matters in Thetford) who will be talking about local campaign group, Aid Matters in Thetford. The group aims to highlight the good work being done all around the world through contributions of countries like our own. She’ll also be talking about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and how these link to showing kindness and compassion for others, and encouraging a welcoming, safe environment for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Ken Nicholls and Theresa Mason are part of the Thetford Town of Sanctuary group. The group wants Thetford to be a welcoming, open and safe place for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. They will be talking to us about Thetford’s journey to becoming a Town of Sanctuary and their achievements so far. Razana Yassin will take us through the process of becoming a School of Sanctuary and giving us some top tips. Sarah Gore from Norfolk Museum of Sanctuary will talk about how other organisations and businesses can gain a Sanctuary award. Free online event. Book your ticket via Art Tickets

Saturday 14 November 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Saturday 14 November 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am to 4pm
Price:   Free


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Fossils and Geology Youth Project

Amazed by ammonites and itching for ichthyosaurs?! If you are aged 14+ and a fan of fossils come along to Ancient House Theford for three days of fossil fun to discover how they are identified and what they can tell us- then work with other young people and Dr David Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History, to create your own exhibition and activities from our fabulous collection of genuine fossils. This runs over three Saturdays - 7, 14, and 21 November (you will need to come to all three) Free but advanced booking essential: For further information or to book your space email rachel.duffield@norfolk.gov.uk

Saturday 21 November 2020
Ancient House
Date:
Saturday 21 November 2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:00   10am to 4pm
Price:   Free


01842 752599
ancienthouse@norfolk.gov.uk
Fossils and Geology Youth Project

Amazed by ammonites and itching for ichthyosaurs?! If you are aged 14+ and a fan of fossils come along to Ancient House Theford for three days of fossil fun to discover how they are identified and what they can tell us- then work with other young people and Dr David Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History, to create your own exhibition and activities from our fabulous collection of genuine fossils. This runs over three Saturdays - 7, 14, and 21 November (you will need to come to all three) Free but advanced booking essential: For further information or to book your space email rachel.duffield@norfolk.gov.uk