Events 2015

Promo 002Happening History Events for 2015
Below is a list of all the museums and historic sites we’ll be attending this year in addition to all our school work. We will continue to add to this list throughout the year so please do keep returning:

February

16-20 Wrest Park – WW1 Rifle drill and WW1 weapons.  Also our WW1 Nursing display.  Help the busy nurse by winding bandages or learning how to bandage a patient.  Learn about the minor horrors of war such as rats & lice and the diseases that they caused in our timed talks.  Plus lots more, see images from the time with our amazing 3D Stereographs (very popular with the kids). EH.

March

21 Colchester Castle – Join us at the castle to learn about medieval armour & weapons & surgery through time.  We’re supplying the medieval and WW1 elements. (Colchester Council).

30, 31 & 1 April – Colchester Castle Come and try on some medieval armour and learn about medieval armour & weapons in our timed talks.

April
3-6
Dover Castle – We will be at Dover running our medieval toys, clothing and armour displays.    EH.

25-26 Dover Castle – Join us for the castles annual, St Georges day event, meet the dragon and St George!  We’ll be running our medieval criminal trials and surgery displays.  Plus lots more.  EH.

May
2-4 Brodsworth Hall, Yorkshire
Our first time at this lovely property.  It’s Victorian month.  Come and visit us and play some Victorian games.  There’s also a musician and punch and judy man.  EH.

24-25 Wrest Park – Wrest at War event.  This is an annual event about WW1 & WW2.  Come and join us to learn about rationing and WW2 crime. EH.

26-31Bodiam Castle – Come and play some medieval toys or make your own toy for £2.50 from Bodiam Wood to take home with you.  All proceeds go to Bodiam.  NT.

June

14 – Penshurst Village FeteOur first time at this village fete, taking place in the grounds of Penshurst Place.  We will be running our medieval toys & games and milling displays.  12.00 to 5.00 PM.  £2.00 entry, free for under 16s.

22-26 Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. Displays for all Key stages. NT.

July
June 29 -30 and July 1-3
Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details.  Displays for All Key Stages.  NT.

12 – Pullingshill Wood & Marlow Common –   We are running our WW1 Tommy and nursing displays.  Wel will be doing assault course, rifle drill.  I’ll be running my ‘Treating Tommy’ talks.  Our first event at this site and for the Woodland Trust.

August

3-4 – Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire –  Another first for us.  Wel will be running his medieval trials.  Be put on trial for your crimes or be part of the jury and help decide their guilt or innocence!

7 – Chesterfield MuseumLearn about the history of the penny through time.  Mint a medieval coin (small charge of 50p to cover costs) or print your dream cheque (for free) on our 1920s cheque writer.  10-4.  Free entry.  CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL.

13-14 – Stokesay Castle, ShropshireThe Sheriff (Or Shire-Reeve) will be holding trials throughout the day, learn about how you would have been tried or punished in medieval times but careful or you may end up in the stocks yourself!  EH.

15-16 – Kenilworth Castle We will be running our Medieval surgery and medieval clothing displays.  Time talks on surgery throughout the day.

18-20 August,  Carisbrooke Castle, IOW – Joust!  Part of a much larger event with jousting, traders, re-enactors, jester and much more.  The Sheriff (Or Shire-Reeve) will be holding trials throughout the day, learn about how you would have been tried or punished in medieval times but careful or you may end up in the stocks yourself!  Mix up a medieval medicine or learn the gruesome tales of the surgeon. EH.

22-23Kenilworth Castle  Medieval toys & games & be put on trial for your medieval crimes.

25-27 August, Carisbrooke Castle, IOW – A 2nd week of Joust!  Part of a much larger event with jousting, traders, re-enactors, jester and much more.  The Sheriff (Or Shire-Reeve) will be holding trials throughout the day, learn about how you would have been tried or punished in medieval times but careful or you may end up in the stocks yourself!  Mix up a medieval medicine or learn the gruesome tales of the surgeon. EH.

30-31 Audley End House & Gardens –  Part of a larger WW2 event.  Ivy will be on hand to explain the rationing system.  Young visitors can  measure out a weeks rations and mark them off in the ration book.  Our ARP warden is also on hand to tell you about bombs, gas masks and the blackout.  Learn how to put out a fire or try out our real Morrison bomb shelter! EH.

September

19 – Priory House, Dunstable We will be running our 18th C trials at this new site for us.  Come and be put on trial and learn about the bloody code, transportation, highwaymen and body snatchers!  We are also running our Penny Through Time display. Mint a medieval penny or print your dream cheque.  Learn about the history of the penny from it’s first appearance to the present day.

28 September to 2 October Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. NT. Suitable for all Key Stages.

 October
5-9
Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. NT.  Suitable for all key stages.

12-16 Bodiam CastleMedieval week for schools.  Would you like to visit Bodiam Castle, why not make your students visit even more special by visiting Happening History at the castle.  All week we will be running displays on medieval life.  Students can learn about clothing, food, marriage, try on armour, hold a weapon or learn about medieval surgery.  Booking is essential so please contact the castle directly or we’d be happy to pass on your details. NT.  Suitable for all key stages.

24 –  Braintree Museum – Join us to learn about the arming of the knight and medieval weapons as part of this special Medieval and Magna Carta event.