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Events

All events are in the Axminster Heritage Centre unless stated otherwise

REGULAR EVENTS

Movies on Mondays

Last Monday of each month at 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

Sorry to miss one of the films? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


By the Loom

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert.

Where & When:

The Pavillion Dalwood, Second Friday of the month;

10.30 – 3.00 pm

The Gallery, Last Friday of the month; 10 am – 1.00 pm  Cost: £3

More info: 01404 831207


Time for Tea

Enjoy tea and cakes in the company of other locals. There’s often a talk on a topic of interest to entertain you

When: 2.00 – 3.30 pm; Second Tuesdays of the month

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207


Axminster Historical Society

Talks on local and general history by speakers with a range of interests

When: 7.30 pm; First Wednesday of each month Oct – April

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Members free, guests £2  More info: 01297 32631


Guided Tours

Would you like a personal guided tour of the Centre?

40 minute duration; Maximum 6 in a group

When: Available 7 days a week (Schools on Mondays)

Cost: No charge but donations welcome

Pre-booked refreshments available

More info: Contact Buildings Manager, Stuart Courtman, on 01297 639884

Please let us know of any specific part of our Collection that interests you.


CALENDAR

The Thread is a new email reminder service for events. To help us keep you on The Thread please ensure we have your email address. Contact info@axminsterheritage.org


OCTOBER

Monday 20th October

Charity Christmas Cards Sale

There will be a range of cards on sale so you can send our Christmas greetings and help the charity of your choice

Where: The Gallery

10.00 am – 4.00 pm


Thursday 26th October

Stop Animation Workshop

Come and explore Stop Animation, where we will physically manipulate “an object”
so it appears to move on its own. Create your own short animation.

When: 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Cost: Free

Where: Axminster Heritage Centre


Friday 27th October

By the Loom Regular event

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert

When: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Cost: £3

Where: The Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207


Monday 30th October

Movies on Monday Regular event

My Cousin Rachel

Philip is a young Englishman who finds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows revenge against Ambrose’s missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the first time, his mood suddenly changes as he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband’s estate from the unsuspecting Philip.

When: 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (Please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

Unable to make it? You can hire it from the AHC £3 for a week’s hire


NOVEMBER

Wednesday 1st November

Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room

Bakers – Dr Kate Osborne. Elizabethan bakers produced the staple food that everyone depended on, whether wealthy merchant or poor relief recipients. Kate has researched over 70 of Exeter’s Tudor bakers using local archival sources. She will give us an amazing insight into their daily lives, family connections, homes, family businesses and the issues that affected their busy working lives.


Tuesday  14th November  2.00-3.30pm

Time for Tea

In the week of Remembrance Sunday thoughts turn to those who have died in conflict. This month David Warner will give a timely talk about the work of the British Legion – the British charity providing support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants. Tea and cake will be served.

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room  Cost: £3


Wednesday 22nd November

WINE TASTING evening in association with Just Fine Wines

When: 7.30 pm

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Enjoy a range of wines to taste, plus a quiz (not all about wine!)

Tickets: £10 pp from the Centre.  Limited availability so please book early!


Saturday 25th November

Get to know your sewing machine craft day

With Jan Diamond

Today you can learn how to make the best use out of your machine in the company of others

10.00 am – 3.00 pm  Cost £ 12.00

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Limited places on this course   To book: 01404 31207


Monday 27th November

Movies on Monday Regular event

La La Land

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

When: 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (Please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

 

 

Unable to make it? You can hire it from the AHC £3 for a week’s hire


DECEMBER

Wednesday 6th December

Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room

Archaeological Finds from Devon Shipwrecks – Charlotte Coles. Shipwrecks have always been an enigmatic part of Devon’s coastlines. The objects and remains from these wrecks tell us much about the lives of the people that travelled on board these boats. Charlotte Coles, a commercial archaeologist for 10 years, has worked with several shipwreck assemblages that she will tell us about in this illustrated talk.


Friday 8th December

Axminster’s Festive Friday

Join us to celebrate this popular event in the town centre, with its programme of music and merriment, food and drink.

Watch out for our stall selling gifts and our volunteers in historical costumes.

 


Saturday 9th December (date TBC)

Make a Christmas wreath craft day

10.00 am – 1.00 pm  (tbc)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Limited places on this course

To book: 01404 31207

 


Tuesday 12th December

Time for Tea Regular event

2.00 – 3.30pm

Enjoy tea and cakes while you listen to St Mary’s Choir sing songs for the festive season

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room  Cost: £3


Thursday 14th December

8.30 am to 12 noon

Whether on your way to work or out shopping in the marketplace, do drop in to see what’s on offer: refreshments and Christmas goodies, crafts and home-made produce; gift ideas and things for yourself.

Where: Axminster Heritage Centre


 

Thursday 28th December

Movies on Monday Regular event (Please note one-off day change)

Victoria and Abdul (tbc)

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

When: 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £4 (Please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

 

Unable to make it? You can hire it from the AHC £3 for a week’s hire


JANUARY

Wednesday 3rd January

Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room

Civilisation or Enslavement? East Devon in the Roman Empire – Bill Horner. County Archaeologist for Devon County Council.  Although at the far western edge of the Roman Empire, there is county wide evidence to show Devon was fully integrated into its economy. Exeter’s legionary fortress and subsequent walled town: Strategically sited army camps and forts; Iron production on the Blackdown Hills; larger Romano-British rural settlements, often sited beside Roman roads and at former fort sites such as Axminster.


MARCH

Wednesday 7th March

Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room

Exeter’s Cathedral Yard Fire & Its Ancient Buildings – Todd Gray. On 28 October 2016 Todd Gray, local historian, was in Cathedral Yard watching in despair as flames spread across the Royal Clarence Hotel.  More than 150 fire-fighters, police and ambulance crews filled Cathedral Green, the most prominent part of Exeter city. Todd will tell us more of these architecturally significant buildings, shops and merchant’s houses, one at least of which was built in about 1500 or earlier.


MAY

Wednesday 2nd May

Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room

Away from the Western Front – Robin Clutterbuck. While the British, French and German armies struggled in trenches on the Western Front, the post-war world was being shaped elsewhere. Many men from East Devon including Axminster fought in the battlefields of the Middle East including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine and Syria; Italy and Africa. Robin, National Coordinator of this project, will tell us of the experience and impact of these campaigns.


Open April 3rd until end of October

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Closed on Sundays.

Contact

Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
Axminster
Devon
EX13 5AH
01297 639884

info@axminsterheritage.org

Bradshaw Room

Bookings

07958 544694

info@axminsterheritage.org


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