June 2018

Flea Circus Week: Half Term Fun

28 May 2018 - 1 June 2018
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 June 11am-4pm weekdays

Paupers often arrived at the Workhouse with a collection of mites and fleas to be de-infested. The Victorians were fascinated by performing fleas and there were many travelling circuses where these miniature mites performed feats of strength and skill! Come along to the Workhouse this half term for amazing tales of flea circuses. packed with special activities including dress…

Workhouse Museum

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Willow Deer Workshop

16 June 2018
Saturday 16 June, 10am - 4pm

Create a stunning willow deer for your garden on this one day workshop led by a professional willow artist Dragon Willow. Cost £60 per person The workshop will be led by Leilah Vyner who is a full time willow weaver, and member of he Basket Makers Association. As well as leading workshops Leila creates many sculptures (mostly commissions) and…

Workhouse Museum

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Artist Talk: Johannah Latchem

16 June 2018
Sat 16 June 2-3pm

Artist Johannah Latchem will be talking about the inspiration behind her artworks; women in history, social justice and power. A recent piece of hers was Kiss the Wooden Lady, which explored the woman's perspective of naval impressment, or the press gang. Tickets are £5 per person available from Ripon Museums email [email protected] …

Workhouse Museum

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Homeless Not Faceless

20 June 2018 - 22 July 2018

An exhibition, Homeless Not Faceless, exploring the causes of homelessness for people in North Yorkshire through photographs, interviews and objects is currently running at The Workhouse Museum until 22nd July. The exhibition features the stories and photographs of twelve people, who have given their own accounts of being homeless and has been created in partnership with the Harrogate…

The Workhouse Museum

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Find Your Criminal Ancestors

20 June 2018
11.00am - 1.00pm

Find out more about the history of crime and criminal records.  Meet leading experts and uncover the secrets of finding, interpreting and using criminal records at this FREE introductory event. material from Ripon Museum collections will be available to view. This event will be held in the meeting room at Ripon Library.  For all further information: esther.graham…

Ripon Library, The Arcade, Ripon, HG4 1AG

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