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Leaving Their Mark: Conscientious Objectors & the Richmond Castle Cell Block

09 September 2017, 14:30

Dr Meghan Leyland will explore the experiences of conscientious objectors during WW1. This talk will uncover some of the very personal and often moving stories of individuals held at Richmond Castle during WW1, whilst placing these stories in the context of local and national events to introduce the wider history of war resistance between 1914 and 1918. Cost includes refreshments.

Prices: Adult - £3.00; Member - Free

This event is not currently open for booking.

Halloween Crafts, 10.30

25 October 2017, 10:30 - 12:00

Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities.

Prices: Child - £4.00; Adult - Free

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Halloween Crafts, 1.30

25 October 2017, 13:30 - 15:00

Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities.

Prices: Child - £4.00; Adult - Free

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Halloween Crafts, 10.30

26 October 2017, 10:30 - 12:00

Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities.

Prices: Child - £4.00; Adult - Free

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Halloween Crafts, 1.30

26 October 2017, 13:30 - 15:30

Be brave and take part in fun Halloween themed craft activities.

Prices: Child - £4.00; Adult - Free

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The Photography Project

04 November 2017, 10:00

In this half day workshop, photographic artist Lee Karen Stow shares thoughts and tips on how to create and sustain a personal photography project or long-term body of work. Learn how to turn your chosen theme or passion into an individual narrative, expressing what you love about life. She will also look at ways to share your work, to exhibit and ways to get your work seen. Suitable for photographers with moderate to advanced level of experience.

Prices: Adult - £15.00

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Poppies: Woman, War & Peace

04 November 2017, 14:30

Join photographer Lee Karen Stow to discover more about the inspiration behind her international touring exhibition Poppies: Women, War, Peace. The project remembers women whose lives have been affected by war, from WW1 to conflicts of today, alongside a botanical series of the poppy wildflower in all its colours. Her work is inspired by Moïna Bell Michael and Madame Anna E Guérin who immortalised the Flanders Fields poppy as a symbol of remembrance a century ago.

Prices: Adult - £3.00; Member - Free

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Breakfast with Santa

02 December 2017

Santa is taking time out from feeding his reindeer and keeping the elves in order to invite families to join him for a traditional breakfast in our enchanting Jubilee Room, where he'll create magical memories as he chats to you and hands out presents.

Prices: Adult - £15.00; Child - £10.00

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Afternoon Tea with Santa

02 December 2017

Santa is taking time out from feeding his reindeer and keeping the elves in order to invite families to join him for a festive afternoon tea in our enchanting Jubilee Room, where he'll create magical memories as he chats to you and hands out presents.

Prices: Adult - £20.00; Child - £15.00

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Painting workshop - Doll’s House Diptych

08 December 2017

Join artist Linda Birch to make a miniature painting with doors on the theme of a dolls house, richly coloured in watercolours or acrylic.

Please bring with you: Coloured pencils, an A3 heavyweight cartridge pad (or coloured pencil paper, eg. Stonehenge), a sketchbook, 2B pencil and an Ipad/other tablet if you have one.

Prices: Adult - £35.00; Friend - £33.00

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Afternoon Tea with Santa

09 December 2017

Santa is taking time out from feeding his reindeer and keeping the elves in order to invite families to join him for a festive afternoon tea in our enchanting Jubilee Room, where he'll create magical memories as he chats to you and hands out presents.

Prices: Adult - £20.00; Child - £15.00

Click here to make a booking

Breakfast with Santa

09 December 2017

Santa is taking time out from feeding his reindeer and keeping the elves in order to invite families to join him for a traditional breakfast in our enchanting Jubilee Room, where he'll create magical memories as he chats to you and hands out presents.

Prices: Adult - £15.00; Child - £10.00

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