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First World War events

Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The museum is organising a series of free events in the run up to Christmas to tie in with its current exhibition 'First World War Stories'. These events have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A debate on 'War Poetry and the Reality of the Soldier's War' will be held on Wednesday 17 December, 7pm at the museum. Two speakers will put forward arguments for and against whether or not the work of the war poets captures the reality of conflict faced by the soldier. There will be an opportunity for the audience to give their views or put questions to the speakers. The museum and garden tearoom will be open. Admission is FREE and the event is suitable for all ages 12 years and over. Working in partnership with Wimborne Library, on Friday 19 December from 2pm, Tony Horitz will be at Wimborne Library performing a selection of First World War readings. The afternoon will begin with a short tour of the library. After the readings the museum will be open for visitors to see the exhibition 'First World War Stories'. Seasonal refreshments can be purchased from the garden tearoom. Tony has been a storyteller and performer for many years, as well as teaching and facilitating drama workshops with young and old, in schools and the community. Admission is FREE and the event is suitable for all ages 11 years and over. Booking recommended (places may still be available on the day). A creative writing class exploring the letters and greetings cards sent from the trenches will be held at the museum on Monday 22 December, 10.15 to 12.45. Sarah Steele works as a creative writing tutor for the Open University and is experienced at running workshops for all sorts of writers, from complete beginners to those further along the journey who have been published. The class will provide inspiration, ideas and an encouraging space for participants to do some writing. There will be an opportunity to read writing aloud and receive helpful responses from the group. Places are FREE and the event is suitable for all ages 12 years and over. Booking recommended (places may still be available on the day). For further information please contact the museum.