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Tuesday 09 November 2021

PROGRAMME, 2021-22

Following a request from the Museum in response to the Covid emergency, the Friends’ Committee agreed that meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoons during the 2021/22 season. Depending on the response of members, this change may become permanent.    
The reason behind the change is that the Museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays, and only those attending the meetings will be admitted. The door would be manned by a member of the museum staff.

Meetings will be held at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery on TUESDAY afternoons

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Posted by: Mike Millward


Programme 2021/22

12th October 2021 at 2 pm:  "Hokusai in Blackburn Museum."  John Turkington talks about the great Japanese printmaker.
9th November at 2 pm:  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, after which Rebecca Johnson will talk about developments at the Museum.
14th December at 2 pm:  "The Art of Christmas."  Mike Millward will talk about depictions of the Christmas story.
11th January 2022 at 2 pm:  "Twentieth Century British Painting."  A talk by Richard Cross, formerly Head of Art at Blackburn College, and a noted painter himself.
8th February at 2 pm:  “Engels in Manchester."  Valery Miles will talk about the joint author of The Communist Manifesto.
8th March at 2 pm:  "Print Works - Doesn’t It?" A talk by Heather Davis, Manager at the Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston.
12th April at 2 pm:  "Beethoven and the Theatre."The dramatic works of the great composer described by Raymond Watton.
10th May at 2 pm:  “Kenyon in Blackburn and the First Western."  Jamie Holman talks about the local pioneer of cinema.
14th June at 2 pm:  A talk by a member of Museum staff, subject to be announced.

The David Shipway Lecture, Coffee Morning and Garden Party are still to be arranged, and will be announced as soon as available.

Tela Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available in the Museum and from Blackburn Tourist Information Office (in the market). Members can pick up their copies at meetings.



Annual Outing

Date and details to be announced.

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Blackburn Museum

The Museum and Art Gallery is in the centre of Blackburn. It displays prints, paintings, ceramics, books, coins and natural history.

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