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November Events at the Corinium Museum

Throughout November 2018

Sunday 4 November The Winstone Talk 2018: Roy Strong - The Story of Britain
Cirencester Parish Church £7.50 (booking ref A1)
One of our cultural titans, Roy Strong, historian, diarist and gardener, was Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. He discusses his book The Story of Britain – an intriguing history of Britain from Stonehenge to the present which seeks to answer the questions: where do we come from and where are we going?  From the very earliest recorded Celtic times to present-day Brexit Britain, he tells the story with his trademark passion, enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge. ‘Elegantly written and scrupulously fair’ (Andrew Roberts).
Time: 2.30-3.30pm
Tickets: £7.50 To book tickets visit or Tel: 01452 396 572. Tickets can also be bought in person or by phone at Cirencester Visitor Information Centre at the Corinium Museum. Tel: 01285 654180
The Winstone Charitable Trust is pleased to support this event with Roy Strong which is taking place in the Old Roman Cities of Corinium and Glevum.

Wednesday 7 November: Behind the Scenes: Ruins of Corinium  

Talk with Heather Dawson at the Museum Resource Centre, Northleach
A unique opportunity to explore the reserve collection held at Northleach. An array of Roman sculpture, stonework and mosaics  give us an insight into how Roman Cirencester would have looked.
Time: 11-12pm
Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members. Limited to 10 people- For more details & to book, please contact the museum.

Thursday 8 November: Isle of Dogs

Corinium Cinema
When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi embarks on an epic journey in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. Stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson.
Cert: PG
Run time: 1 hr. 39 min.
Time: 7pm
Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 concession. Booking recommended

Wednesday 14 November: Roman Capitals

Calligraphy Workshop with Adele Dark
Look at the original Roman Capital lettering carved into stone in the Corinium Museum collections. Artist Adele Dark will share the form and design of Roman Capital letters used in calligraphy. Practicing this ancient art, you will design a panel about you including your name.
Adele Dark, Artist and Calligrapher, is a fully qualified teacher who has worked with museums, art centres and schools both in Jersey and the UK. Adele is member of the Society of Scribes and a printmaking graduate. Visit
Time:  10-1pm
Cost: £25 per adult or £22 members. Booking essential

Wednesday 14 November: RSC Live Troilus & Cressida
Corinium Cinema
Join us for an RSC Live screening of Troilus & Cressida at the Corinium Cinema.
“Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion”
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.
Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.
The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.
Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida’s uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.
With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.
Time: 7pm
Cost: £17 per adult or £15 members Booking recommended

Thursday 15 November: The Landscape of English Music
Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter
As we remember the 1918 Armistice, this is a pictorial journey through the lives of local composers who bore witness to those troubling events. Elgar, Holst, Gurney – our local landscapes gave rise to their remarkable music; and one should never forget, Vaughn Williams, Howells and especially Hubert Parry, whose centenary falls this year.
Time:  2-4pm
Cost: £7 per adult or £6 members. Booking recommended

Sunday 18 November: La Bayadère - Royal Opera House LIVE Ballet
Corinium Cinema
Marius Petipa’s fantasy, set in legendary India, tells the tale of a temple dancer and the prince who loves her but marries another. The famous, moonlit ‘white act’ – The Kingdom of the Shades – is a corps de ballet highlight, as multiple images of the prince’s lost love haunt his mind. The choreography allows two opposing ballerinas to shine, while a bronze idol comes vividly to life in a stunning solo. Throughout, the melody and moods of Minkus’s music perfectly match the fluidity and precision of the classical choreography and the drama of the storytelling.
Time:  2pm
Cost: £17 per adult, £15 members. Booking recommended

Wednesday 21 November: An Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture

Afternoon Talk with Dr Valija Evalds
The first of a series of 3 talks exploring Roman Art. This illustrated lecture introduces the main characteristics of Roman art and architecture, from portraits of emperors to the shop signs of grocers, and from temples to sewers. Brush up on the basics, or dip your first toe into art history.
Time:  2-3.30pm
Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members Booking recommended

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November - Rural Cinema
The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released approximately 4-6 weeks in advance. For film titles contact the Corinium Museum or visit our website.
Time: 2.15pm
Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Thursday 29 November - Women in Roman Britain

Evening Lecture with Candace McGovern
Roles associated with gender often vary throughout the life course and are influenced by a wide range of factors. Candace McGovern is undertaking a study of female graves, comprising human remains and grave goods, for her PhD thesis. Her aim is to increase understanding of the Romano-British life course of women, as presented in the burial record. Candace uses a mixture of osteological and archaeological data to further her research in this field. Her evening lecture will outline this research and some of the conclusions she has reached to date.
Canadace is a PhD student at the University of Reading. Her interests include gender theory, SEN education and museum management.
Time: 7-8.30pm
Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members. Booking recommended

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