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Hannah Saunders, Artist in Residence 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Hannah Saunders, Artist in Residence

HANNAH SAUNDERS, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Hannah Saunders is an Artist, Medieval Art Historian, Creative Producer and Curator based in the Fenlands. Her work has been exhibited internationally, featured in publications including Dazed & Confused and Fotografia, and her first radio series Isle of Thorns was broadcast on BBC Cambridgeshire in 2019.  Her most recent work Allegorical or Historical, a series of self-portraits as Female Fenland Saints, will be exhibited at Peterborough Cathedral in March 2020. Her practice revolves around translating literary and historical themes into tangible works, with particular emphasis on advocacy and interpretation of women’s history, archives and folklore.

Hannah has received a Jerwood Bursary, enabling her to undertake her first artist residency at The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. During her time here she will explore and research women’s participation in antiquarian circles, and contemporary perceptions of collecting and collections; creating a micro oral history archive over January 2020.

If you are interested in talking to Hannah and allowing her to record a short conversation about the themes of her research you can contact her via email at hannahlouisesaunders@gmail.com (Please pick a time within one of the slots outlined below)

 

Are you a member of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society and want to discuss Women’s participation in Antiquarian Circles with Hannah? Pick a slot below.

SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS (SGS MEMBERS)

Monday 13th January @ The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (13:00-17:00)

Monday 20th January @ The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (13:00-17:00)

 

Are you a member of the public and want to discuss Contemporary perceptions of Collecting and Collections? Pick a slot below.

SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS (MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC) 

Tuesday 7th January @ The Market (11:00-15:00)

Tuesday 14th January @ The Market (11:00-15:00)

 

For more information, visit:

https://jerwoodarts.org/projects/hannah-saunders/

www.the-dots.com/users/hannah-saunders-104974

Next Open Sunday in February 150 150 Nick Casswell

Next Open Sunday in February

We will be giving our hard working stewards a rest in January. Our next Open Sunday will be on February 16th.

 

More details will be posted towards the end of January.

 

Happy New Year

Open Sunday December 29th 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday December 29th

Our December Open Sunday will be on the 29th not the third Sunday in the month.

We hope this will give Christmas holiday visitors to Spalding a chance to look round our intriguing museum.

You will find one or two new displays, including one incorporating some of our unique archival material with early Society artefacts.

We will be open between 2pm and 4:30pm. There is no admission charge, no need to book and no need to be part of a guided tour.

 

Explore the museum at your leisure. Our friendly guides will do their best to answer any questions you may have.

Christmas gifts from years gone by?

General Knowledge Quiz 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

General Knowledge Quiz

A Quiz for all the Family

 

The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is an accredited museum and a registered charity. We have created a NEW quiz to help raise funds for our current and future funding needs.

It is 100 questions and the theme is ‘General Knowledge’.

The entry fee is a minimum of £1, other donations would be very much appreciated. There are three prizes of £20, £10 and a £5 lucky dip from all entries. The closing date for entries is the 1st March 2020.

The quiz is available by either sending a Large SAE plus entry fee to QUIZ, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, 9 Broad Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1TB or email quiz.sgs@gmail.com and then send in your entry fee with the answer sheet.

You can also download the quiz by clicking here: SGS General Knowledge Quiz, or pick up a copy at Bookmark in Spalding.

Please help support us,and help exercise those little grey cells at the same time.

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. Registered Charity No. 216131

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public and members alike on Sunday November 17th between 2pm and 4pm.

 

There is no need to pre-book and you do not have to take part in a guided tour. Take your time to explore the varied and curious items in our collection. Our friendly stewards will try and answer any questions you may have and tell you more about our amazing Society.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public and members alike on Sunday October 20th between 2pm and 4pm.

 

There is no need to pre-book and you do not have to take part in a guided tour. Take your time to explore the varied and curious items in our collection. Our friendly stewards will try and answer any questions you may have and tell you more about our amazing Society.

Heritage Open Day September 22nd 150 150 Nick Casswell

Heritage Open Day September 22nd

Our next Open Day is on Sunday September 22nd. The Museum will be open to the public between 11:00 and 16:00. There is no need to book, no admission charge and you are free to wonder round at your leisure. Our friendly guides will be happy to try and answer questions. This event is part of a national heritage event.

Special displays

On this occasion we will be celebrating William Stukeley, often described as the forefather of British archaeology, an early member of our Society.

We will show practical museum conservation techniques with a close look at ‘smocking’ giving us a chance to display some items of rural costume seldom exhibited.

There will also be a rolling display of projected images taken from our  collection of magic lantern plates which  show rare views of Spalding and the surrounding villages.

 

We hope to see as many of you as possible on the day!

Pictures Plus Quiz results July 2019 150 150 Nick Casswell

Pictures Plus Quiz results July 2019

‘PICTURES PLUS’

 

QUIZ RESULTS

 

THERE WERE SIX WINNERS WHO SHARE THE £35 POT, THEY WERE:

B. STONE from Sussex

F. DAVEY from Lincolnshire

C. CHANTLER from Somerset

J. BAKER from Derbyshire

D. WINFIELD from Staffordshire

C. CHAPPLE from Fife

 

THE AMOUNT RAISED WAS £208

FROM 67 ENTRIES

MANY THANKS TO ALL THAT TOOK PART……

We especially thank Dave Jacobs for setting the questions and organising the quiz.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public and members alike on Sunday July 21st between 2pm and 4pm.

 

There is no need to pre-book and you do not have to take part in a guided tour. Take your time to explore the varied and curious items in our collection. Our friendly stewards will try and answer any questions you may have and tell you more about our amazing Society.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday 16th June between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome. If you have not already visited our unusual and varied collections please take this opportunity to have a look. There is no need to be part of a guided group. Wander about as you please and our friendly stewards will do their best to answer any questions you may have.