Our increasingly popular Haunting Halloween event is back on Friday 31st October. Please note the slightly earlier time on 5.30-7.30pm. We have the usual ghost stories, trails, crafts and food so bring the family for finger (hot dog) buns and brain burgers!!! Entry is £2 for everyone.
This year we are trying something new. In preparation for Christmas we are running a card making workshop on Thursday 27th between 6 and 8pm. It is suitable for beginners and all materials and instruction will be provided. You will get to take home 3 finished cards and maybe a tag or two if you have time! Places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment. Tickets cost £7 each.
Lichfield Christmas Festival weekend is 6th & 7th of December. There will be lots of things happening around the city, in The Close and by Minster Pool. Here at EDH, we will be holding our Georgian Festivities – an open House of stalls, crafts and festive fun! Do pop along while you’re around doing your Christmas shopping! 10am to 5pm on Sunday 7th December.
Our Christmas Free Entry period will start from Thursday 11th December and run over Christmas and New Year until Sunday 4th January 2015. Why not walk off the turkey or bring some friends along! Usual opening hours apply.
And lets not forget to raise a glass for Darwin’s 283rd birthday on 12th December!
Ongoing Events at the Museum…
Science on Saturdays is a monthly workshop for children aged 7-11 and continues for 2014/15 from Saturday 27th September. All welcome although booking is advisable as we get full fast!
We have some great themes for you this year; come and explore butterflies or marine life, or meet someone from the Met Office who will tell us what makes our weather. Check out the exciting 2014-15 programme here!
And during all school holidays the museum runs free entry with drop in activities during half terms, and Wacky Wednesdays runs every summer. This is a great opportunity to visit the museum FOR FREE and bring your friends and family!
For more information on any of the above events please call 01543 306260.
At last, and by popular request, here are the dates for beginner’s bridge. The leader of the course will be Gary Glotham and it will consist of six sessions. They will run on consecutive Tuesdays from Tuesday 16th September until Tuesday 21st October, these dates are inclusive. The time of each session will be from 7.00pm until 9.00pm and there will be sustaining coffee and biscuits on the way. The venue is of course Darwin House. The cost will be £5 per session or the course for £25. The ‘shall I or shan’t I?’ question. Some of you will be wondering about being brave enough and there is absolutely no need to be timid. To spur you on your way and just to make sure that you are happy adding up to 13 and naming clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades, Jayne Titchener and Carol Hannam will run a complementary taster session on Tuesday 9th September at the same time of 7.00pm until 9.00pm and again this will be at Darwin House.
Christmas at Freeford Manor, 12th December, 7.30pm
Our Christmas event this year is at Freeford Manor where we will be treated to a history of the Manor and the Dyott family by Richard Dyott, music from Ridware Cantamus and refreshments with a Christmas flavour. Please call Carol Hannam (treasurer) on 01543 255903 or Jayne Titchener (secretary) on 01543 253326 for more information or to book a ticket.