You are warmly invited to the opening of our new exhibition ‘Pageant Fever! Historical Pageants and the British Past’ at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 28 January. Historical pageants were a widespread form of popular entertainment in early twentieth-century Britain.
Presenting large-scale theatrical re-creations of scenes from local and national history, they brought the past to life as never before. Thousands of people performed in these vivid extravaganzas of music, dance and drama, and tens of thousands more watched them. Yet pageants are largely forgotten today. This exhibition tells their story in images and text, with a special focus on the folk music and dance that were performed in them.
MassMotion is a sophisticated modelling tool used internationally by planners and architects to study people flows through a wide range of environments,
Charles Kingsley Society is supported by Oasys, the software company that developed the product and who have granted us a licence. Normally used on much larger projects, this versatile tool is helping us predict flow control and ticketing strategies for the ck200 festival 14-15 June next.
More information about MassMotion can be found here
Quintin Beer (conductor), Julia Stutfield (Cantata Dramatica), Dan Rootham (grandson of the composer) with David Lister (chairman) at the site of the CK200 festival where the production of Andromeda will take place.
9th July, Graham, Peter and I attended the decision day of the Cultural, Community and Activity Grants of Hampshire County Council – Peter had applied for funding in March this year. We were supported by Councillor David Simpson who also spoke on our behalf. The banners were used (photo attached) and helped us in our mission to get some funding from HCC. The decision on our application has been deferred and we have been invited to meet HCC and discuss further. However, the general view was that they are minded to help as much as funds permit.
The Committee has registered The Charles Kingsley Society as the formal name of the body that will run the Charles Kingsley 200 Festival in 2019; and in addition other activities beyond the festival, so that there may be an enduring legacy, centred in Eversley, to celebrate his life and work.
We’ll look to develop more content as your programme develops. This can include specific events in our What’s On https://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/whats-on when you have dates pinned down and more content on a specific page.
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