A taste of the terribly terrific Tudors…
WERE the Tudors terrible…or truly terrific?
Families can decide for themselves when one of the most colourful and dramatic periods of English history comes to life at Newcastle’s Brampton Museum next month (May).
‘Terrific Tudors!’ is a special, one-off evening giving visitors an interactive chance to discover Tudor domestic and military life, as part of the national Museums at Night* weekend.
It takes place on Friday, 19 May – 481 years to the day since Queen Anne Boleyn was executed on the command of King Henry VIII in 1536.
The event features costumed historic interpreters from Stafford’s Ancient High House and Ford Green Hall, the chance to take part in Tudor crafts and try on Tudor clothing, and live authentic sixteenth century music.
‘Terrific Tudors!’ runs from 6.00pm-9.00pm, with an admission charge of just £1 for adults and 50p for children. Visitors also have the option of booking (at no extra cost) places at one of the two live music/story-telling performances by early music ensemble Fabula Musica**.
For more information, telephone Brampton Museum on 01782 619705, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Museums at Night is a bi-annual national weekend celebration of cultural venues, giving museums and art galleries the opportunity to come together around a simple campaign and encourage new audiences by showcasing their collections in new and unusual ways.
**Fabula Musica – http://fabulamusica.com/ – are classically-trained mezzo-soprano Motje Wolf and accompanist/soloist harpsichordist Sara Wilander.