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November 2021

Exhibition of Watercolour paintings by Ray Blundell – “Venice with a bit of Lichfield”

9th November 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4th January 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Based near Barton under Needwood, Ray is a recent member of the Lichfield Society of Artists, although he was elected a full member of the prestigious “Birmingham Watercolour Society” over 25 years ago. His work has been shown in many leading galleries including at the “Royal Institute of Painters Watercolours”, at the Mall Gallery, in London.   Now, following retirement and engaging in many other “hands on” projects (the latest is making brass watercolour paint boxes) he has taken up…

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December 2021

Dressing a Georgian Lady

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 7th December 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on 7th January 2022 at 2:00pm

Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£9.00

In these days of casual dress it might be fun to look at the elaborate, formal dressing procedure of the ladies of Dr Darwin’s day.  Learn about Georgian ladies underpinnings and see some replicas created by own sewing group. Includes a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. Numbers will be limited. We suggest that attendees wear a mask unless they are seated, eating or drinking. https://erasmus-darwin-house.arttickets.org.uk/  

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Dressing a Georgian Lady

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 7th December 2021 at 7:00pm

One event on 7th January 2022 at 2:00pm

Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£9.00

In these days of casual dress it might be fun to look at the elaborate, formal dressing procedure of the ladies of Dr Darwin’s day.  Learn about Georgian ladies underpinnings and see some replicas created by own sewing group. Includes a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. Numbers will be limited. We suggest that attendees wear a mask unless they are seated, eating or drinking. https://erasmus-darwin-house.arttickets.org.uk/  

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Florence Nightingale: A Reluctant Life in Portraits by Natasha McEnroe

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online, Beacon Street
Lichfield, WS12 7LD
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£6.00

Florence Nightingale disliked having her portrait taken as much as she hated being a celebrity, yet it was largely through the visual representations of her face and person in the press that she gained iconic status in Victorian England. Used as a model by her artistic and adoring sister and cousin, sketches of the young Nightingale contrast sharply with the photographs and paintings of her later years, when the pressures of her work and ill health are very apparent. Representations…

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Dr Darwin’s Birthday Celebration

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE

To celebrate Erasmus Darwin's 290th birthday the museum will be free to enter on 11 December. The house will be decorated for christmas and there will be children's craft activities. In accordance with industry best practice, facemasks must be worn in the museum by all adults (with the exception for those with a medical exemption).

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