Anthropocene: of our own making
Saturday, May 11, Birthplace House, 4pm to 6pm, opening of contemporary arts exhibition by Precious Earth Art Collective. Exhibition runs from Saturday, May 11 to Monday, June 24. Refreshments provided. Tickets on the door.
Town and around Wednesday walks
June and July 2019. All walks meet at the Clarkson Memorial for 7pm departure unless otherwise indicated. No booking required. Donations £3 to Octavia Hill's Birthplace House.
Summer at the museums: family activity days
July/August, Birthplace House
Octavia Hill Society annual coach day
Postponed from Sunday, August 11 to Sunday, September 29. Pick-up Whittlesey 8.30am, Somers Road car park, Wisbech, 9am and opportunities to pick up at March, Chatteris, Huntingdon and South Mimms. Visiting historic Octavia Hill London sites and opportunity for shopping. Cost £20. Pre-booking essential. Contact the Birthplace House on 01945-476358 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Museum of the Streets: Wisbech's top ten heritage attractions
Tuesday, September 3, meet at Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, 1.30pm for 2pm departure, walk with Peter Clayton
The Kyrle Societies: Sydney Cockerell, Octavia Hill and the Fitzwilliam Museum
Tuesday, September 10, Birthplace House, 1.30pm for 2pm, talk with Peter Clayton, included in standard entry charge
National Heritage Open Week
September, Birthplace House
Open week: Saturday, September 14, free entry to Birthplace House
Fenland family history workshop
Open week: Sunday, September 15,1.30pm to 4.30pm, drop in, with Bridget Hunter. Come and ask about your family history. Standard entry charge.
Board games masterclass
Open week: Monday, September 16, 7.30pm, with Julian Snape and TVA Team, followed by a play session using some of the example games discussed, £5 each
Priscilla Peckover and the Nobel Peace Prize
Open week: Saturday, September 21, 2pm, to celebrate the International Day of Peace, included in standard entry
Free entry to the Birthplace House Hill day
Open week: Sunday, September 22, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, a day to celebrate the Hill family, including Arthur Hill, Octavia's half bother and mayor of Reading, who was also born in the Birthplace House
Oil painting workshop
Wednesday, October 2, Birthplace House, 10am to 12.30pm, with Ian Milburn, Octavia Hill's Birthplace House art tutor, £8 (book in advance - all materials supplied)
The story of Octavia Hill in flowers
Friday, October 18, Birthplace House, 1.30pm for 2pm, talk by Nick Grounds, followed by unveiling of plaque to Neville Folkard, former senior partner of Stephenson Smart, who restored No 7 South Brink and placed the present blue plaque on the façade. Included in standard entry.
Half term at Birthplace House
Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 27, available daily in standard opening hours, hunt the hedgehog children's trail, £3 including small prize
Victorian memento mori workshop
Half term: Monday, October 21, with Jen Barback
Half term: Wednesday, October 23, with Mandy Caldon of Precious Earth Art Collective. Book in advance on 01945 476358.
Half term: Wednesday, October 23, 1.30pm for 2pm, talk about the HLF 'Migrant links' project with Anita Grodkiewicz MBE of the Rosmini Centre. Included in standard entry.
November to March **************************************************
Open Saturday, November 2
Saturday, November 30 to Sunday, December 1, Birthplace House
Housing in history
Commemoration weekend: Saturday, November 30, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, all day events to be confirmed, free entry
Board game design masterclass
Commemoration weekend: Saturday, November 30, 2pm to 4pm, with Julian Snape and the TVA team, booking required - 01945-476358, £5 each
Commemoration weekend: Sunday, December 1, memorial lecture followed by lunch and a service in St Peter's Church
Open days at Birthplace House
Saturday, December 7, Saturday, January 4, 2020, Saturday, February 1, 2020
First day of new season
Saturday, March 7, 2020, Birthplace House