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An Exceedingly Rare Lute by Hans Frei, Bologna
Within the collections of the Warwickshire Museum, is an exceedingly rare 16th century lute. Not only is this instrument of incredibly high quality, but it was made by one of ...
The Beatles and Other Bands at the Co-op Hall, Nuneaton
In 1961-1962, I went to see the Beatles at the Co-op. You had to queue all the way down Edwards Street. We had to buy the tickets in advance. They ...
Reginald Foort holds a key place in the role of cinema organist, having been a pioneer of organ broadcasting and recording. He began by accompanying silent movies in 1926, and ...
Warwickshire as a county is known for embracing the arts, and Shakespeare undoubtedly looms large over the county. He is, of course, not the only cultural icon associated with the ...
Hatton Asylum Orchestra
Hatton Asylum Orchestra. My Great Grandfather is on the end, left, with a violin. I am not sure of the date. My Great Grandfather was Henry William Johnson, a baker, ...
Bringing Jazz to Warwickshire's Wounded: Adelaide Hall’s Wartime Performances
Like many other counties during World War Two, Warwickshire rallied around its wounded soldiers, holding large parties and shows in an effort to keep their spirits up.1 Entertainment at these events could ...
Drag Kings in Warwickshire Over the Centuries
Today we may be more familiar with the concept of a drag queen, but drag kings (or ‘male impersonators’) have a history dating back over the centuries. Performers such as ...
Edward Elgar and Peter Hall at Tiddington
Sir Edward Elgar Sir Edward Elgar moved to Tiddington House’ around the age of 70 after his wife died, and lived there with his two beloved dogs. He rented the house ...
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