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May 2018

Lecture: A History of Cornish Mining

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Keith Russ, A History Of Cornish Mining “This talk will provide a brief introduction to the long and varied history of Cornish Mining, from the small beginnings through to the closure of the last mine in 1998. The talk will introduce some of the famous and not so famous people and mines which made Cornwall the centre of invention and the nursery of hard rock mining. The talk will be filled with facts and figures, photographs old and new…

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June 2018

Museum Club-Bugs and Butterflies

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you love museums?  Are you aged between 8 and 14 years? If so, the new RCM Museum Club may be just the thing for you! Discover more about the collections and exhibitions, through a range of activities including object handling, art and craft making, and creative writing.  Explore the historical, the beautiful and the weird and wonderful! Bugs and Butterflies- See specimens up close, including beetles, moths and butterflies. Play around with scale by copying their patterns in artwork both…

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Wreckers Border Morris

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wreckers are a lively Morris Side, from the Tamar River Valley, the river that separates Cornwall from England!  We dance in tattered Black and Gold Coats, the colours of the ancient kings of Cornwall.  Our style of Morris Dancing originally comes from the borders of England and Wales, mostly danced to traditional folk tunes.  Although traditional on the whole, the dances that we perform certainly include an element of evolution. Our form of dance is centred on street entertainment, we…

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Joan Passey: Gothic Cornwall

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Corpses, Coasts, and Carriages: Exploring Haunted Cornwall Why were the Victorians scared of Cornwall? This paper looks at the representation of Cornwall as a frightening, primitive, and Gothic space in literature in the nineteenth century, and how these representations are influenced by cultural changes in the county in this period. From Bram Stoker to Thomas Hardy to Arthur Conan Doyle, join us to find out more about Cornwall’s ghosts and ghouls. £4 Members , £7  Non-Members , FREE for 14-18…

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July 2018

Lecture at the Royal Cornwall Museum: 6th July 2018

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tickets: £4 Members, £7 Non-Members      Cornish mining and the Brunels’ Thames Tunnel – inspirational legacies to modern tunnelling Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE FREng FICE FRS. President, Institution of Civil Engineers The lecture will describe the important work of Robert Vazie and Richard Trevithick, pioneering 19th century Cornish engineers, and their outstanding contributions to tunnelling technology. Their work had a major influence on Sir Marc Brunel’s invention of a moveable shield for tunnelling through soft ground, and the heroic construction of…

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Museum Club-Bronze Age Pottery

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you love museums?  Are you aged between 7 and 14 years? If so, the new RCM Museum Club may be just the thing for you! Discover more about the collections and exhibitions, through a range of activities including object handling, art and craft making, and creative writing.  Explore the historical, the beautiful and the weird and wonderful! Bronze Age Pottery Make a clay pot based on the Bronze Age designs displayed in the museum.  Handle real and replica artefacts made…

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Dr Michael Carter: Senior Buildings Historian English Heritage

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Michael Carter: Senior Buildings Historian English Heritage: New Light on Dark Places: reinterpreting medieval monasteries on the eve of the Reformation £4 Members , £7  Non-Members , FREE for 14-18 yr olds and concessions for low income families. Priority seating available Book Tickets Now 

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August 2018

Museum Club-Museum Postcards

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you love museums?  Are you aged between 8 and 14 years? If so, the new RCM Museum Club may be just the thing for you! Discover more about the collections and exhibitions, through a range of activities including object handling, art and craft making, and creative writing.  Explore the historical, the beautiful and the weird and wonderful! – Museum Postcards Design and paint a set of postcards featuring a range of artefacts and your favourite museum items.  A wonderful way to…

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Mike O’Connor and the Hantergantic Quartet

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cornish Music Comes Alive Mike O’Connor and the Hantergantic Quartet will give an illustrated talk on Music in Cornwall 1735-1850 at 6 pm on 23 August 2018. Mike O’Connor is a musician and storyteller who works nationwide. Mike lives in St. Ervan and has made the culture of Cornwall very much his own. He has done extensive research into early Cornish music and was central to the discovery and publication of the manuscripts of John Giddy and John Old. In 2002…

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