As well as the regular displays in the Museum, the Old Rectory will, from time to time, put on some special events. These could be topical or themed exhibitions in the Museum itself, or something just a bit different in the grounds of the Rectory or elsewhere.
Recently we have become a popular venue for art exhibitions showcasing the work of local artists.
During September and October of 2019, the museum was the venue for an exhibition called ...
....responses to the rectory, featuring the recent work of artists Glenda Thomson, Amerjit Young, Mary Byrne and Beryl Miles.
by Amerjit Young
by Beryl Miles.
by Glenda Thomson.
by Glenda Thomson.
Events Programme 2020
From mid-June 2020 until late September.
Special History Exhibition: Reverend Fearon and his HouseholdAs part of the Fearon Festival, this exhibition will show "upstairs/downstairs" life in the Rectory during the 19th century when Reverend Fearon lived there.
Saturday 27 June
Special Event: Reverend Fearon’s Garden PartyThe Old Rectory, featuring Charnwood Clog.
Times to be announced.
Creative Writing Workshops hosted by Deborah Tyler-BennettThe Old Rectory. Each at £10.00 per head. - booking essential
Saturday 8th February 11am - 1pm
'Making the Most of Your Creative Writing: For Performance and Reading Aloud.'
Saturday 14th March 11am - 1pm
'Making the Most of Your Creative Writing: Drafts, Sending Out, Editing, and Your Digital Profile.'
New and established writers are welcome at either, or both, of the above workshops.
Summer creative workshops: Dates currently planned: July 3rd, 10th, 17th, The Old Rectory. 10:00am - 12 noon.
Walks, Book Signings and Other Events still to be confirmed:
- Charnwood Classic Car Club will be displaying and photographing their vehicles outside The Old Rectory, on a date to be announced.
- Launch of Deborah Tyler-Bennett new poetry collection, Ken Dodd Takes a Holiday (The King's England Press) on a date to be announced.
Art Exhibitions in the 'Pantry Gallery':Art events (April until mid-June) still to be announced will include an exhibition of poems from the Summer Workshops, 'Responses to the Rectory', which will include illustration.