TALK: ‘SPIRIT OF MAYFLOWER’
Tuesday 12th November
Sculptor and artist Rachel Carter will be delivering a series of fascinating Mayflower- themed talks across Nottinghamshire, the first one being at Worksop Library on Tuesday 12th November.
Rachel recently completed a prestigious residency at a US museum following an epic voyage across the Atlantic, reliving the historic Mayflower crossing of 1620, as part of a project to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the famous voyage. While on board the ship she created weavings, kept her own voice journals and read extracts from the diaries of William Bradford written during the original 1620 crossing. All of this inspiration and Rachel’s personal family history will be woven into a major piece of work to commemorate the Mayflower 400 anniversary.
Rachel’s talk at Worksop Library on 12th November starts at 2.00pm. Tickets are £3.00 and must be purchased in advance — call 01623 677200, book at the library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online www.inspireculture.org.uk.
EXHIBITION: ‘AMBER AND BLACK’
Tuesday 3rd December – Tuesday 7th January 2020
In 1919, Worksop Town FC obtained their amber and black stripes (and their nickname). 100 years on, Worksop-born authors and Tigers fans Lance Hardy and John Stocks have curated a special centenary exhibition. See artwork and photography by the likes of internationally-renowned football photographer Stuart Roy Clarke and illustrator Paine Proffitt, displayed alongside Tigers memorabilia and photographs, and rarely seen newspaper reports from the library’s collection.
The exhibition is free — just drop by.
TALK: ‘MARCHING TO THE MILLENNIUM: THE STORY OF WORKSOP TOWN FC IN THE TURBULENT YEARS BETWEEN 1970 AND 2000’
Thursday 5th December
In the 100th anniversary week of one of Worksop Town’s most famous results — a 5-3 away win over Leeds United — join the library in celebrating the club’s unique sporting heritage. Local historians John Stocks and Dave Pickersgill will give an illustrated talk about Worksop Town FC from 1970 to the present day: the subject of John’s third volume of the club’s history. The evening will also include an introduction to the library’s new amber and black exhibition by its curators, John and fellow football author Lance Hardy.
Doors open at 7.00pm and the talk will start at 7.30pm — a licensed bar will be available (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult). Tickets are £4.00 and must be purchased in advance — call 01623 677200, book at the library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online www.inspireculture.org.uk.