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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


DECEMBER

 


Thursday 28th December

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

Churchill

Tensions mount for beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill as D-Day nears in June 1944. Fearful of repeating past mistakes, Churchill is reluctant to embark on the large-scale campaign that the entire war effort hinges upon. Clashing with his political opponents, the troubled leader receives unwavering support from his devoted wife, Clementine. With strength and shrewdness, she tries to prevent his physical, mental and spiritual collapse while inspiring him to achieve greatness.

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.

 


Monday 8th January

Discover that you can draw, with experienced help from  Marie Blake

Tuition is informal and friendly. All you need bring is a pencil, pen or biro

Inquiries to: 07969 804184 or 01297 639704

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  £4 per session


Saturday 13th January

Calligraphy for Beginners/Intermediate – Tutor Gina Youens

10.00 am – 12.30 pm  Cost £12


Saturday 20th January

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: 01404831207


FEBRUARY

Monday 5th February

Discover that you can draw, with experienced help from  Marie Blake

Tuition is informal and friendly. All you need bring is a pencil, pen or biro

Inquiries to: 07969 804184 or 01297 639704

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  £4 per session


Saturday 10th February

Create a Textile Landscape – Jan Dimond

10.00 am – 3.00 pm Cost £20


MARCH

Monday 5th March

Discover that you can draw, with experienced help from  Marie Blake

Tuition is informal and friendly. All you need bring is a pencil, pen or biro

Inquiries to: 07969 804184 or 01297 639704

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm  £4 per session


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.


The Gallery is now Closed for Winter

We will be re-opening Easter 2018

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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