Oakham Castle History Explained Daily at 11.15am

£2.50 or £4.00 with refreshments

Castle Tour

Our experienced guides lead a fascinating tour of the interior and exterior of Oakham Castle, The key points and the best stories from its nearly 1000 year history, it's Victorian court and the 230  extraordinary horseshoes are shared. 

Jan 25, 2020

10am -12 noon

£2.50 per lantern

Lantern Making for Chinese New Year

Join this Chinese Lantern Making Workshop
In this 2-hour workshop, you will get a hands-on experience making your own lantern. You will be led by our lantern  maker Jane.  Don’t forget its year of the rat.

A great activity for all the family. Drop in session no need to book.

Jul 02, 2020

7.30pm Friday

£10.00pp

The Canterbury Tales, 3rd July 2020, 7.30pm

GreenMatthews present their acclaimed adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s timeless classic ‘The Canterbury Tales‘.

 

ChanticleerWritten in the late 14th century, ‘The Canterbury Tales‘ is the high-water mark of medieval English literature. Based around the concept of a disparate group of pilgrims to the shrine of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury Cathedral who tell each other stories to while away the journey, it paints a rich and vibrant portrait of life in medieval England. All human life is present – from the dark and brooding Pardoner’s Tale to the bawdy Miller’s Tale, via the proto-feminism of the Wife of Bath’s Tale and the simple whimsy of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale. Although Chaucer wrote his masterwork over 600 years ago, it still feels contemporary, fresh and vital – and wholly accessible to modern audiences.

Oct 30, 2020

7.30pm Friday

£10.00pp

Witty Ditties, 30th October 2020, 7.30pm

Following on from their acclaimed show A Brief History of Music, GreenMatthews bring you a new show which explores our rich history of witty wordplay and melodic mirth.

Chris Green (piano, guitar, accordion) and Sophie Matthews (early woodwinds, flute, saxophone) bring you 4 centuries of chromatic comedy, ranging from bawdy Restoration ballads to stinging Sixties satire. Featuring songs by Noël Coward, Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann and a host of other lesser-known songwriters, this fun and fast-moving revue will have you rolling in the aisles!

Mar 20, 2020

7.30pm Friday

£10.00pp

A brief History of Music, 20th March 2020, 7.30pm

A Brief History of Music takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the middle ages and ending up in the 20th century, this fun fast paced show is a whistle stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs , tunes and not to mention jokes!

Mar 21, 2020

A relaxed and friendly beginner's workshop of felt creativity. 10am -12 noon

£2.50pp

Needle Felting Workshop- Mothers Day

Needle felting is the art of sculpting with wool using fleeces of different colours and special barbed needles. Your tutor, Jane, will show you how to mould and model wool fleece into a fabulous felted heart to take home with you. Learn all the basics and more as you create your special present for your special Mum. Suitable for adults and children aged 10+

Younger children will also have the opportunity to create a fabulous Mothering Sunday gift card with a personal heart shaped tree design.

Drop in session no booking required.

Jan 10, 2020

10.30am Every Friday during Term time

Free

Book Start Rhyme time

Bookstart Rhymetime for under 5s. 30 minutes of songs, rhymes and music. FREE. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required - just drop in!

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