Production of
'Troy Story'.

In the Museum Event shown on the left, the rectory grounds are being used for the Chorus Theatre's 'play in a day' production of 'Troy Story', with the Old Rectory building itself as the back-drop.

Museum Special Events

Visitors to an exhibition

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.


(Left) Installation
by Amerjit Young Picture by Beryl Miles

(Right) Picture
by Beryl Miles.

Picture by Glenda Thomson (Left) Picture
by Glenda Thomson.
Zenobia Girl: Picture and story by Mary Byrne

(Left) Zenobia Girl by Mary Byrne.

Items from Zenobia, the former perfume manufacturer and major Loughborough employer, inspired Mary Byrne to create the charcoal-on-paper drawing seen in the picture, and to write a short story.

Click on the picture to read the full story.
The Old Rectory will remain closed
until further notice because of the
coronavirus outbreak.

The events listed below will be postponed or cancelled.
Details of future arrangements will appear on this page when available.

Events Programme 2020

From mid-June 2020 until late September.
Special History Exhibition: Reverend Fearon and his Household
As 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 Party
The Old Rectory, featuring Charnwood Clog.
Times to be announced.

Creative Writing Workshops hosted by Deborah Tyler-Bennett
The 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.

Click to see the full LAHS programme of Lectures and Events.

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