New Season Begins

It really is this week that our new season of events begins. Tonight we are hosting the first of three British Science Festival events –  a lecture given by Matt Ridley: Coal, Steam, Slavery and the Greening of the Planet: Fossil Fuels 1713-2013. Tomorrow and Wednesday we have Lumen, a new performance especially written for the Festival, all about Joseph Swan.

The annual Heritage Open  Days events run here from Thursday to Saturday, with a series of free guided tours on offer, children’s storytelling sessions and a lecture on Miners’ Banners. Throw in a discussion about the world of real vs. fictional policing, and you can see how busy it is going to be.

Speaking of policing,  we hope you managed to stay up and watch Vera last night….at last we saw the results of last year’s filming. The sequences were short and sweet but did remind us what a fantastic building the Lit & Phil is.

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