We are delighted that charismatic former MP and Cabinet Minister, Tony Benn, and internationally-renowned musician, Roy Bailey, will headline the inaugural Leamington Looks Back festival.
The duo will appear at the Royal Spa Centre at 7.30pm on 27 May, to deliver their award-winning act, The Writing on the Wall: A History of Dissent in Words and Song, thus grounding our festival as ‘the people’s history’.
For this event they won Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2003.
Quietly inspiring ~ MOJO
What comes across most strongly is their idealism, their principles, their sincerity,
their love for what they do and audiences sense this immediately. ~ The Scotsman
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We are delighted to announce partnerships with Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, Warwickshire’s Adult & Community Learning, Heritage Education, the County Record Office and Roman Alcester, which will enable us to deliver a comprehensive festival education programme with events for all ages, from young children to adults.
A few features of the education programme so far:
Trunks & Tales: a Foundation/Key Stage 1 workshop exploring the history of the elephants in Leamington, in partnership with Adult & Community Learning for families with children aged 7 and under
‘History Detectives’: Key Stage 2 school workshops in partnership with Adult & Community Learning
Art Cart: history-themed fun learning events at the Leamington Art Gallery & Museum for families
Meet a Roman Soldier and Explore Leamington’s Roman Past: for adults and children in conjunction with Roman Alcester and the Warwickshire Historic Environment Record
Secret Leamington: an opportunity for adults to explore documents about the history of Leamington held behind the scenes at the County Record Office
We are delighted to have received funding from the South Leamington Community Forum for the first stage of our festival volunteers programme, Heritage Hosts, enabling residents of South Leamington to help organise and run the festival.
South Leamington residents are invited to an introductory workshop on Thursday 24 November at 6-7.30pm at the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre in Leamington, to find out more about the festival volunteer programme.
There will be opportunities for volunteers to:
o deliver and/or steward events
o develop festival policies
o market and promote events
o liaise with event venues
o review events for the media
o record and photograph events
If you live south of the river in Leamington and would like to be involved, contact Jenny (email@example.com or phone 01926 774373) and/or come along to the introductory workshop on Thursday 24 November.
NB We are planning to involve North Leamington residents later in the year and would be happy to hear from those living north of the river too.