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April 2024

“Let My Quick Fate a Warning Be”………Fatal Transport Accidents in the West Midlands 1820 -1920, presented by Quintin Watt

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£10.00

This illustrated presentation deals with various accidents that involved the region’s stage-coaches, canals, railways and trams. What ‘Health & Safety’ lessons were learnt from these many tragic mishaps? Tickets include Tea and Coffee Quintin taught History at a high school in Bromsgrove for 39 years. He has completed two Masters Degrees, in West Midlands Regional History (1993) and Britain and the First World War (2022). Quintin has written several articles for local history magazines. He has also edited two books:…

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The Good, The Bad And The Deadly.- FULLY BOOKED

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£10

A talk by Sheelagh James. Medicine (but not as we know it!) in the Georgian Period. 'It is often hazardous to marry an heiress, as she is not infrequently the last of a diseased family.‘ Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) Tea/coffee included in ticket price.

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Lunar Lecture – ‘For all our people’:the establishment of a public library service in Victorian Birmingham.by Steve Hewett

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£8.00

‘For all our people’: the establishment of a public library service in Victorian Birmingham. Steve Hewett is a retired university librarian with an interest in local and regional history. He is in his final year of doctoral research for a PhD, investigating the development of civic culture in Birmingham during the late eighteenth- and nineteenth centuries, in particular looking at the campaign for a free library service which began in the 1850s. Book tickets here

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May 2024

Stafford Gaol And How To Get There by Steve Geale

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£10.00

This lecture tracks the developing UK history of criminal Courts and Prisons.   The talk will include Lichfield Assize at the Guildhall and the holding cell. Lichfield Gallows Wharf The purchase of the body of Thomas Williams (hanged 1762) The course of anatomical lectures held daily on the body at Erasmus Darwin House Tickets include tea/coffee Buy tickets here

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June 2024

Diary of a Nobody by Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
£12.00

One of the funniest books written during the nineteenth century receives a brand-new stage adaptation! Jonathan Goodwin plays hapless and humourless Charles Pooter, whose mundane existence provides the setting for this comedic look at suburbia. City clerk Charles Pooter is a very ordinary Nobody who nonetheless decides that his mundane life is worthy of posterity by keeping a diary. Now you are all invited to listen to his own accounts of his suburban life with wife Carrie and their friends,…

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Summer Solstice Garden Tour

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House Herb Garden, Erasmus Darwin House,
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£10

Take a guided tour around our award winning peaceful herb garden. The tour will be led by a member of the Erasmus Darwin House Garden Team. After the tour enjoy strawberries and prosecco.

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October 2024

Victorian Gothic by Don’t go into the cellar Theatre Company

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£12.00

We present an anthology stage show based on a classic trio of nineteenth century chillers - The Body-Snatcher, The Monkey's Paw and Lot No 249. Dramatic story-telling in the theatre-style at its best! Actor Jonathan Goodwin performs a show scripted by himself and co-directed with Gary Archer. Book tickets here

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Lunar Lecture – Boys will be Girls will be Boys, the theatre pre and post Restoration by Janet Tennant

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
£8.00

Boys will be Girls will be Boys- the theatre pre and post Restoration by Janet Tennant   By the 17th century a professional theatre was established in England. After the execution of Charles I and the Civil Wars, Charles II, the Merry Monarch, a keen theatre goer, succeeded to the throne in 1660. The talk looks at the theatre before the Restoration and how it changed, irrevocably, afterwards. Book tickets here

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November 2024

Jekyll and Hyde by Don’t go into the Cellar Theatre Company

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£12.00

In a new and enthralling one-man stage adaptation of the classic tale of terror, acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays both Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. Journey with us to Victorian London, and experience the unbridled horror of this perennial favourite. The City is paralyzed with fear when the repugnant and wicked Mr Hyde embarks upon his criminal spree. But what is his shocking secret, and what possible connection can he have with the dour and respectable Dr Jekyll? Goodwin performs…

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