What's On

Battledress

Battledress

Tuesday 1st July - Saturday 1st November

Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, Battledress explores the impact of the 1914-18 War on Women’s fashion. Drawn from the Museum’s historic fashion collection the exhibition will contrast the elaborate and restricting fashions of the Edwardian period with the more practical styles that were created as a result of the War and the revolution in fashion that followed during the 1920s.

Exhibitions – Included in the admission price located within the museum (during normal opening hours)

Amazing Plants Exhibition

Amazing Plants Exhibition

Saturday 12th July - Sunday 5th October

Exploring the powerful relationship between people and plants and how plants affect every aspect of our daily lives. From clothes, fragrances and medicines to building materials and food. This is an object rich exhibition drawn from the Leicestershire Museums collections.

Opens 12th July, Exhibition Gallery, free as part of Museum admission.

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

VOID installation by g8 artists

VOID installation by g8 artists

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

An installation made from core boxes by g8 artists based in North West Leicestershire. This is a metaphor for the void left when core samples are taken from the ground and the void in the community when the mines were closed. These industrial spaces are now being transformed by the National Forest, much as Snibston Discovery Park was created to fill a void following the closure of Snibston Colliery in the 1980s.

On display in the main gallery.

Flights of Fancy by Hazel Connors & Felicity Clarke

Flights of Fancy by Hazel Connors & Felicity Clarke

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

An installation by Hazel Connors and Felicity Clarke which celebrates the close relationship between miners and racing pigeons with the re-creation of a traditional pigeon loft but with a twist. The pigeons have taken matters into their own claws and gone a step further by customising their own nesting boxes and adding a few creature comforts besides.

On display outside.

What’s in Your Shed?

What’s in Your Shed?

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

Sheds are special to us as places where we can make and create, store and hide, meet and relax and plot and scheme. They come in all shapes and sizes - from ramshackle huts to pristine home-from-homes.
Inspired by the work of East Midlands Artists, join us over the summer for a fascinating programme of events and displays celebrating the common shed.
From exhibitions, installations and activities in sheds, to artist-made sheds and poetry about sheds, come and share your shed stories with us.

Exhibitions – Included in the admission price located within the museum (during normal opening hours)

Tool Shed by Ruth Singer

Tool Shed by Ruth Singer

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

Following the death of her grandfather, textile artist, Ruth Singer discovered a vast collection of household linens in cupboards, a shed full of garden tools and a lifetime's worth of interesting stuff. Using his handkerchiefs she has stitched around the tools to create intimate artworks as a symbol of his work and her memory of him.

On display in a shed supplied by Russell’s Sheds in the main gallery.

Living Shed

Living Shed

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

We have a changing programme of people doing things in the Living Shed. If you would like to take part whynot book your own slot in the Living Shed and share your shed activities with others?

Email us at snibston@leics.gov.uk about your suggestion.

Core Shed by g8 artists

Core Shed by g8 artists

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

Created by locally-based g8 artists, the Core Shed is made from storage boxes which contained geological cores that came from local mining surveys around NW Leicestershire. See it change and add your own ideas to the Core Shed. On display outside.

Wordsearch Portraits by Paul Conneally

Wordsearch Portraits by Paul Conneally

Saturday 26th July - Friday 26th September

Artist-poet Paul Conneally has created a series of Word search Portraits of people represented by 10 things or ideas about their shed – he likens these to conventional painted or photographic portraits. Over the past few months he invited allotment holders, gardeners, DIY enthusiasts and individuals who have an affinity with their sheds and explored the important things about their sheds.

On display on the Living Shed in the main foyer.

Elements of Nature

Elements of Nature

Monday 15th September - Saturday 27th September

A joint exhibition featuring photographs by Sam Ruth and paintings and drawings by Helen Sutherland.

Monday 15th September and ends 27th September

Free!

Railways that came to Coalville;Presented by Jeffrey Kinight

Railways that came to Coalville;Presented by Jeffrey Kinight

Thursday 18th September 10:30 am.

Find out about the railways that came to Coalville & those that didn’t make it, as well as plans for a canal to be built in Coalville, which were never realized.

For more information about forthcoming events visit www.snibston.com or call 01530 278444 Join us every month for a special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Smile! Smile! Smile!...at the Century Theatre

Smile! Smile! Smile!...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 18th September 7:45 pm.

The latest show by acclaimed historical musicians Blast from the Past has been especially created to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Blast from the Past use music and song to tell the story of ‘The War to End All Wars’.

Smile! Smile! Smile! is a scintillating mixture of soldiers’ songs, music hall numbers, war poems set to new music and original compositions. The show does not flinch from conveying the full horror of the first global conflict but also celebrates the courage and humour of the tommies under fire and the folks at home.

Featuring a host of singalong wartime standards such as ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’, ‘Tipperary’ and ‘Goodbye-ee’ as well as a host of other great songs – ‘Smile! Smile! Smile!‘ is the perfect way of remembering the sacrifice of our forebears while enjoying a great evening out!

18th September, 7:45 PM. Tickets: £10 advanced: £8

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or visit our website - http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/smile-smile-smile

Talk 2 : Britain and the development of her independent nuclear deterrent

Talk 2 : Britain and the development of her independent nuclear deterrent

Saturday 20th September 1:30 pm. - 2:30 pm.

Cold War Talk .A series of 4 talks on Britain and the Cold War by Jed Jaggard. These talks look at the role of Britain in the Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war

20th September : 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm £4 - Including Tea/Biscuits

Derek Acorah: Enlightenment Tour...at the Century Theatre

Derek Acorah: Enlightenment Tour...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 20th September 7:30 pm.

Voted Britain’s Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul & Spirit Magazine

With countless hours of spirit contact, Derek’s friendly and sincere delivery, down to earth charm and obvious dedication to his work has endeared him to tens of thousands of people, many of whom regularly attend these amazing live events.

20th September, 7:30 PM, £18

For further information and booking, please contact us directly on 01530 278444 or 01530 278444

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/derek-acorah---enlightenment

The Top Ten Beatles...at the Century Theatre

The Top Ten Beatles...at the Century Theatre

Friday 26th September 7:30 pm.

Introducing you to one of the country's premier Beatles tribute bands, recreating the sound of the "FabFour" for the young and old alike. The TopTen Beatles are committed to creating that iconic sound which will leave audiences amazed.

The TopTen Beatles work tirelessly toward producing an authentic sound with undoubtedly the best Paul and John harmonies in the business and a George with a long history within the music industry and who was Cat Stevens guitarist during the late 60's.

The band's attention to detail has extended to their insistence in only using vintage instruments and equipment. This includes the vintage Vox backline amplifiers, Hofner 500/1 base, Gresch Country Gentlemen, Rickenbacker 325 guitars and a Ringo who uses the Ludwig grey pearl gold badge kit. The band's attention has not stopped at creating "that" original sound, the look details costume changes including A Hard Days Night suits, the Black Chesterfield suits and the military style jackets worn at the famous Shea Stadium concerts.

The band has toured the length and breadth of the country, enthralling large and small audiences alike at venues ranging from theatres, restaurant, corporate events, pubs and private functions. The TopTen Beatles are available for functions of any size.

Our aim is to take you by the hand and lead you on a magical tour down memory lane, bringing back memories and introducing new audiences to the four lads from Liverpool who shook the world.

Talk 3 : Civil Defence. How did we prepare for the civilian population

Talk 3 : Civil Defence. How did we prepare for the civilian population

Saturday 27th September 1:30 pm. - 2:30 pm.

Cold War Talk .A series of 4 talks on Britain and the Cold War by Jed Jaggard. These talks look at the role of Britain in the Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war

27 September : 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm £4 - Including Tea/Biscuits

Jimmy's Hall (12A)

Jimmy's Hall (12A)

Friday 3rd October 7:30 pm.

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. Jimmy's Hall celebrates the spirit of these free thinkers. The film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely inspired by Jimmy’s life and turbulent times.

Directed by Ken Loach and starring Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott and Jim Norton.

Talk 4 : Britain and the Cold War Conflicts

Talk 4 : Britain and the Cold War Conflicts

Saturday 4th October 1:30 pm. - 2:30 pm.

Cold War Talk .A series of 4 talks on Britain and the Cold War by Jed Jaggard. These talks look at the role of Britain in the Cold War and how we would have prepared in the face of nuclear war

4th October : 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm £4 - Including Tea/Biscuits

Seann Walsh 28 at the Century Theatre...Must See

Seann Walsh 28 at the Century Theatre...Must See

Saturday 11th October 8:00 pm.

The Lie-In King is back!

Seann Walsh has managed to search deep inside himself to find the inner strength to get out of bed and all the way into his support act's car, parked just outside his flat JUST FOR YOU. Before you commend him too much for this act of heroism, be aware he will sleep in the car.

In his last show ’The Lie-In King’, 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Seann was living alone and trying to sort himself out.
At 28 years of age he returns with his aptly named new show ’28’ where he is now living with his girlfriend, and she is trying to sort him out.

Star of Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’, BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’ and ‘Michael McIntryre’s Comedy Roadshow’, and Dave’s ‘Argumental’, Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years.

Seann’s other recent TV appearances include: Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The 02 2012 and 2013, Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Mock The Week (BBC2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Channel 4)

Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after other accolades included; Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.

Seann Walsh has also starred in his own series ‘Seann Walsh World’ (Comedy Central) and is quickly becoming a well-respected comedy actor performing in ‘Big Bad World’ (Comedy Central) and BBC1’s new series ‘Monks’.

“one of comedy’s hottest properties………very funny, very energetic..."– Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“comedy at its sharpest” – The Independent

The Daily Bread - The No Hall Too Small Tour...at the Century Theatre

The Daily Bread - The No Hall Too Small Tour...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 16th October 7:30 pm.

PREMIERE An original comedy-drama by Kate Bramley, starring Colin Scott-Moncrieff

August de Ville is a master baker and his tiny village bakery is the talk of the town, as the WI ladies flock for miles to sample his sumptuous sponge and beautiful buns.

‘Couldn’t meet a nicer feller’, the village proclaim. But does the cheery facade hide a dark secret? That he shares the same name as the hated newspaper magnate- responsible for hiding the truth of the Bottledale bank crash- is, August claims, just a sad coincidence.
Expect a riotous night of clowning, comedy, Machiavellian subterfuge and live baking!

This is Theatre On Your Doorstep at its best with a brand new one-man show, as part of our No Hall Too Small Tour, starring the irrepressible Scottish actor, clown and raconteur Colin Scott-Moncrieff, as the shameless August de Ville.

This production is shown as part of the Centre Stage Rural Touring Scheme.

Sponsored by: Centre Stage Rural Touring Scheme

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Friday 17th October 7:30 pm.

After a decade on tour, Mercury Queen Tribute have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Over the last ten years, Mercury have performed to sell out audiences at prestigious venues across the world, playing to in excess of a million people-from Holland to Hungary and from Majorca to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Other prestigious shows include headlining a New Years Eve festival in Dubai, which was broadcast live to millions via MTV Asia as well as an exclusive concert for Queen’s own Roger Taylor.

With the extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May backed by superbly crafted harmonies and a driving rhythm section, this 10th anniversary tour will of course include fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits from the height of their reign as well as some additional tracks from the band’s vast back catalogue – never previously performed live by Mercury.

17th October, 7:30 PM, tickets: £17 (advanced: £15)

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

You can also visit the following:

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/mercury1
www.mercuryqueentribute.co.uk

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Mercury...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 18th October 7:30 pm.

After a decade on tour, Mercury Queen Tribute have firmly established themselves as one of the world’s most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Over the last ten years, Mercury have performed to sell out audiences at prestigious venues across the world, playing to in excess of a million people-from Holland to Hungary and from Majorca to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Other prestigious shows include headlining a New Years Eve festival in Dubai, which was broadcast live to millions via MTV Asia as well as an exclusive concert for Queen’s own Roger Taylor.

With the extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May backed by superbly crafted harmonies and a driving rhythm section, this 10th anniversary tour will of course include fantastic performances of the most popular Queen hits from the height of their reign as well as some additional tracks from the band’s vast back catalogue – never previously performed live by Mercury.

18th October, 7:30 PM, tickets: £18 (advanced: £16)

For further information, please contact us on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

You can also visit the following:

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/mercury1
www.mercuryqueentribute.co.uk

Around the World in 80 Days...at the Century Theatre

Around the World in 80 Days...at the Century Theatre

Thursday 6th November 7:30 pm.

A joyfully frenetic whirlwind of a show, full of daft Victorian invention, daring deeds and downright silliness. Three actors portray a cast of thousands in this madcap adaptation of Jules Verne’s globetrotting classic, bringing to life sea storms, police chases and even elephant rides!

This brand new production brings the sounds, the smells and even the tastes of a monumental circumnavigation to a theatre near you. The sheer spirit of theatrical imagination combines with the great age of industrial invention to produce a piece of theatre that will have you crying with laughter as you travel the world.

With a production style that incorporates elements of The 39 Steps, classic farces, theatrical storytelling, Heath-Robinson inventiveness and the madcap silliness of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, the joy is watching three extraordinary performers deliver a huge cast of characters that span the globe. A quirky, ingenious set channels the spirit of Victorian invention to deliver the sounds, sights and even smells of world travel.

Perfect for adults, families and children over 7 years

Jeremy Hardy - 2014 Tour...at the Century Theatre

Jeremy Hardy - 2014 Tour...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 8th November 8:00 pm.

Jeremy is best known for his work on BBC Radio 4, notably on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors.

“In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.” The Guardian.

“A comic genius.” Sandi Toksvig

Tickets: £14 Standard, £5 Concessions (NUS/Student, In receipt of Jobseekers Allowance or Incapacity Benefit)

NOTE: Proof of Concession status may be required at point of booking or on collection of tickets by a member of staff.

The Ashby Guild of Artists Exhibition in the Community Gallery

The Ashby Guild of Artists Exhibition in the Community Gallery

Tuesday 11th November - Sunday 30th November

The Guild will be exhibiting a collection of artworks by its members

The Guild was set up as a co-operative of artists, each making a contribution to the running of it.

They all support one another to achieve their aims, which are to;
•exhibit their work so that they make a positive contribution to the cultural development of art in the area and
•to raise their standards through workshops, demonstrations and discussions

(11th November to 30th November : 10am - 5pm)

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Mary Queen of Scots...at the Century Theatre

Saturday 15th November 7:30 pm.

Presented by Lesley Smith (Curator of Tutbury Castle and Elizabethan Historian).

Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner at Tutbury Castle on four occasions and it was her first English prison. She left Tutbury for the last time in 1585 when she was moved to Chartley. From there she was sent to Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire where she was executed in 1586.

Here is a chance to meet Mary Queen of Scots in full authentic costume during her imprisonment at Tutbury where she spent a lot of time reading, writing letters and doing embroidery.

Learn about Mary's three marriages and about life in general in Tudor times in this fascinating and emotive presentation and Q&A.

15th November, 7:30 pm. Tickets: £9 Advanced: £7.50

For further information, please visit - http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/mary-queen-of-scots or call us on 01530 278444.

World War 1 Local Heroes of Coalville&District; Presented by Michael Kendrick

World War 1 Local Heroes of Coalville&District; Presented by Michael Kendrick

Thursday 20th November 10:30 am.

The author Michael Kendrick having written two books on the 1st World War will be talking about the impact the local men and women had on fighting this war.

For more information about forthcoming events visit www.snibston.com or call 01530 278444 Join us every month for a special talk at 10.30am

Just £4.00 including Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

Cinderella - (4th - 7th December)...At the Century Theatre

Cinderella - (4th - 7th December)...At the Century Theatre

Thursday 4th December - Sunday 7th December

The Panto Company’s 2014 pantomime production of Cinderella is filled with lively characters, up to date chart songs and slapstick humour, with something to please everyone, romance and of course – a daring adventure.

Showing times:

Thursday 4th December 2014
10:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Friday 5th December 2014
10:00 AM, 12:30 PM

Saturday 6th December 2014
2:00 PM, 6:30 PM

Sunday 7th December 2014
2:00 PM

£8.50 Standard, £7.50 Groups of 10+, Schools £6.25

For further information and booking, please contact us directly on 01530 278444 or snibston@leics.gov.uk

http://www.centurytheatre.co.uk/diary/show/cinderella1

Romesh Ranagnthan/Suzi Ruffell - Comedy Double Bill...at the Century Theatre

Romesh Ranagnthan/Suzi Ruffell - Comedy Double Bill...at the Century Theatre

Friday 12th December 8:00 pm.

Off The Kerb Productions presents a hilarious double bill of stand up comedy talent from two of its brightest stars in Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell!

Romesh Ranganathan - Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day

Join Romesh Ranganathan as he hits the road with his eagerly anticipated brand new show ‘Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day’. The last eighteen months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious ‘Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013’ and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted ‘Best Newcomer Award 2013’. Culminating in his debut appearance on BBC2’s ‘Mock The Week’, BBC1’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013’, a regular slot on Channel 4’s weekly topical show ‘Stand Up For The Week’, hosting BBC Radio 4 Extra’s ‘Newsjack’ and an appearance Radio 4’s long-running and beloved ‘The Now Show’.

★★★★ Sunday Times

From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan’s profile has grown as has the respect from his peers which resulted in him writing for numerous shows and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr, Paul Chowdhry and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais.

“… his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd.” The Guardian

“Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers.” The Guardian


Suzi Ruffell - Social Chameleon

Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours including Channel 4’s Chatty Man, Alan Carr, star of The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe and Scotland’s finest, Kevin Bridges, Suzi Ruffell, hits the road with her hotly anticipated second show ‘Social Chameleon’. In it the 'stand-up gem' (The Guardian) questions why she spent 27 years trying to make anyone and everyone like her. Turns outs it takes a fat bully from Swansea, a too-honest mother and searching a Parisian graveyard for someone she has never heard of to give up trying and just be herself and yes we are all hoping she hasn't turned out to be a dickhead. **This show may contain traces of rapping.

In the short time she has been performing she has notched up several radio and TV credits including; Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), LOLz Lounge (Radio 1), as well as numerous appearances on Radio 4. Suzi has also made it to the finals of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude New Act of the Year finalist.

Tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out it can only be a matter of time before this enchanting young performer begins to make a huge impact on the comedy world.

“A stand up gem” – The Guardian
“This is what talent look like before it hits big” – London Is Funny

“completely won over, thoroughly enjoyable” - British Comedy Guide
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The Dirty Thirty documentary film followed by Christmas lunch; Presented by Brian Langtry & Len Holden.

The Dirty Thirty documentary film followed by Christmas lunch; Presented by Brian Langtry & Len Holden.

Thursday 18th December 12:00 am.

This acclaimed documentary film relates to the stories and experiences of the 30 Leicestershire who choose to remain on strike for the whole of the 1984 mining dispute. Pre - Booking essential only £11.95 per person.

Talon - The Acoustic Collection 2015

Talon - The Acoustic Collection 2015

Friday 23rd January 7:30 pm.

On the back of the incredible success of their award winning ‘Talon – The Best of Eagles’ show; Jonny Miller, Chris Lloyd, Peter Anderson and Keith Buck began a labour of love. ‘Talon - The Acoustic Collection’, has to their amazement, taken on a life of its own and 2014 saw the release of their critically acclaimed acoustic album.

In 2015 the show will be touring the UK from January – March followed on July 3rd by a week long cruise on board Fred Olsen’s flagship ‘Balmoral’. If you have not seen ‘The Acoustic Collection’ before then you are in for a real treat. Sat on bar stools and armed with no more than their trademark four part vocal harmony, acoustic instruments and laid back banter, Talon will simply leave you spellbound. Come and experience the other side of Talon as they perform a selection of their favourite contemporary acoustic classics from such artists as James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, CS&N, The Everly Bothers, Michael Jackson, The Eagles and many more…

Colin Fry - Inspired By Spirit

Colin Fry - Inspired By Spirit

Saturday 31st January 12:00 am.

Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers, Colin’s TV series “ 6ixth Sense” has now been broadcast worldwide for 10 years making his public performances an International demand.

This year’s tour will once again see Colin Fry bring his own unique form of comfort and upliftment to ordinary people living ordinary lives, proving once
again he IS very much the Peoples Medium.

Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes.

www.colinfry.co.uk

Saturday 31st January 2015 - 2:30pm and 7:30pm

An Evening with Henry VIII

An Evening with Henry VIII

Saturday 28th February 7:30 pm.

Undoubtedly our country’s most colourful monarch, the King aged in his early 50s, appears in the most splendid bejewelled and golden costume; a near replica of the famous Holbein portrait.

This portrayal of the King in the later years of his life is based upon the most detailed research. He recounts his life, telling of his wives, children, and the events of his long reign in a most forceful fashion. He is ill and is greatly pained by his badly infected leg and, although recently married to his sixth wife, he appears an angry and vengeful man. This is a highly acclaimed and powerful presentation that is offered in the form of an ‘audience’ with the King, during the course of which, the public may question and petition their Monarch.

Performed by John White, the holder of an Honours Degree (History and War Studies), a Masters Degree (Heritage Management), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society and Fulbright Fellow at the University of South Carolina. He is a ‘Performance Historian’, serving clients across the UK and overseas at venues such as the V&A, the National Army Museum, Birmingham University and the British Army.

John specialises in the military and social history of the late Georgian and Regency period. He was Honorary Secretary of ‘The Waterloo Committee’ and was appointed a Vice President by The Duke of Wellington. He is also an established book reviewer for various publishing houses. Engagements as a technical consultant has lead to involvement and often appearances in a wide variety of Film, TV, and Radio productions and regularly at Tutbury Castle.