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Commemorating Newcastle Under Lyme free family event.

October 20 11.30-4.00 at Newcastle under Lyme College Performing Arts Centre, Knutton Lane

Performances, free activities, dance, music, stalls and food

This event is part of ' Stoke on Trent Remembers' and has been organsied by Newcastle's Cultural Champion, Pamela Singh, to commemorate the end of the Great War.

 

 

 

 

 

Commemorating Newcastle

Museums at Night

Come Meet The Executioner Master Benjamin Woolnough

Friday 26 October at 7pm, for Halloween

Meet the man behind the mask who has been hated and feared throughout history. Stories of grisly endings and tales of suffering with a selection of torture equipment for your viewing pleasure.

Listen to tales on the history of torture and execution, crime and punishment, where men, women and even children have been his victims.

None were spared the horrors of his trade!

Come along if you dare!

Tickets are £9 with tea and cake included.

Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

If you would like to book, or for any more information, please ring 01782 619705 or email bramptonmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Friends of Brampton Museum Talk

“The Public Face of Dracula” Dracula's image on film throughout the 20th century

Wednesday 31 October at 2.30pm

A talk by Glenn James

As the entertainment media developed across the 20th century, the age of celebrity rose, giving us stars like Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe. But it also gave a whole new lease of life to fictional characters, and liberated them from the printed word, launching them onto our screens in a thousand alternate depictions.

But one of the main fictional characters to become world famous, and instantly recognisable, has no reflection.  

Not only that, but he traditionally sleeps in an ancient coffin, and has been dead for 500 years!  I speak of none other than Count Dracula, Prince of the Order of the Dragon and Transylvanian nobleman.

How then has this faceless ghost become such an instantly recognisable celebrity?

The great vampire overlord has found his medium in film, and we owe it to movies that we have an enduring, instant image of him.

Tickets are £5

If you would like to book, or for any more information, please ring 01782 619705 or email bramptonmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Father Christmas

Saturday 15 December 11am - 4pm

A very special man in a red suit is coming to Newcastle to see all the boys and girls in the town.

Tickets are £4.50 with gift included

Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

If you would like to book, or for any more information, please ring 01782 619705 or email bramptonmuseum@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Regular Activities

Museum Prize Trail 50p – our themed trail for families around the museum costs just 50p and children will get a small prize when they find all the answers.  Hunt high and low, upstairs and downstairs, great fun for kids of all ages.  We change the trail regularly so children will always find a new way to explore our museum.

Paper Crafts 50p – always something different to colour and create!  A simple paper activity to complete at our craft table or when you get home.  Lots of fun and we regularly provide new themed paper crafts to try.

Craft Packs – we create our own themed craft packs at prices ranging from £1 to £4.  These change regularly for you to buy and create at our craft table or when you get home.

 

 

The October edition is available here

   

 


Last updated 5 October 2018