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Coming Up at The Fan Museum in 2016…

20th June 2016 Jacob Moss2,673 views

The museum’s new exhibition, Fans of the Livery is the latest of many fascinating offerings from The Fan Museum in the coming months.

blazeThe 2016 ‘In Celebration!’ programme continues with an exclusive semi-staged rehearsed reading of ‘The Blaze of Noon’, an epic new comedy by Adrian Drew. Moving from the 15th Century Italy, to the present day London, three poets, Dante, Milton and a young man living in 21st Century Greenwich, struggle to come to terms with life’s greatest mystery with decidedly complex results.

Tickets cost £12.00 and are available for Friday 11 November 2016 at 7.00pm. As ever, tickets are selling fast for this event – we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Further details can be found here.

The final exhibition of 2016, ‘Town and Country’ opens on Tuesday 06 September. The year finishes with an unusual perspective on a fascinating theme: an exhibition of fans which depict the built environment. Throughout the centuries fan leaves provided a canvas on which fan painters & printers recorded changing fashions in architecture. This exhibition brings together fans which depict both domestic and stately houses, famous architectural landmarks, bustling city squares, parks and grand hotels.

Another date for the diary is the museum’s annual open day which proved extremely popular with visitors in previous Temporary fan exhibitionsyears. On Saturday 20 August, The Fan Museum opens its doors to the local community for a fourth year with the aim of encouraging residents from nearby boroughs to visit the museum. Greenwich and Lewisham residents (with proof of address) can take advantage of free admission to this action-packed event that will feature fan-making demonstrations and a variety of short talks.

The museum’s ‘Curator in Residence’ programme will continue throughout summer (details can be found here), with curatorial staff offering an array of short, free talks and fan handling sessions to visitors of all ages.

To book tickets to ‘In Celebration!’ events please contact info@thefanmuseum.org.uk or call 020 8305 1441.  Further details regarding open days and other events will be announced in due course – keep checking the website for updates.

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Upcoming Events

A Waving Field of Feathers: Feathers, tradition and fashion at the British Court.

Thursday 21st June 2018

An illustrated lecture by Dr Joanna Marschner (Senior Curator, Historic Royal Palaces).

To coincide with The Fan Museum’s summer exhibit, A Bird in the Hand, Dr Joanna Marschner will give an illustrated presentation on the subject of Court Dress, revealing how feathers – and in particular those of the ostrich – have played significant and symbolic roles within Court attire throughout the ages.

Capes, Cloaks and Headdresses

Thursday 19th July 2018

An illustrated lecture by Jo Hatton (Keeper of Natural History, Horniman Museum and Gardens).

Discover more about the significance, meaning and use of birds and their feathers by indigenous peoples as Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens Jo Hatton explores some of the many featherwork items in the Horniman’s collection.

 

 

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