21st Oct, 2016

Evening of Tudor merriment

Evesham Editorial 1st May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVENING of Tudor merriment will be on the menu when renowned singing group, Musyck Anon, perform at the Almonry Heritage Centre to raise cash for the Great Big Almonry Project.

A whole evening of Tudor merriment has been planned with the Tudor Maydes on hand to demonstrate dancing steps whilst film special effects and make-up artist, Steve Chambers, will apply plague boils and pustules to whoever is brave enough!

There will be the plague mask making corner for young visitors and mead sampling for the older ones.

The raffle includes prizes from Evesham Arts Centre, Spirit of Freedom on Avon, Evesham Light Railway, Evesham Garden Centre and Majestic Wine, amongst others.

Tonia Collett, Almonry manager, said: “We’re so grateful to Musyck Anon for suggesting this great opportunity to help us raise funds for the Great Big Almonry Project, and to everyone else involved who has volunteered their time.

From 6.30pm to 8.30pm, you will be able to step back in time and experience the Almonry as it would have been in the time of Shakespeare.

The bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund was submitted in March, but whilst we’re waiting for their decision, the fund-raising continues!”

The Almonry is Evesham’s award winning heritage centre, helping people of all ages discover their shared heritage.

Housed in the Grade I Listed, 14th Century Almoner’s house, the collection stretches all the way back to the prehistoric.

The Project will help conserve the building and collection with essential repairs and maintenance work, whilst bringing the interpretation up to date.

Tickets are £5 for adults, £2 for under 16s and each ticket entitles visitors to a drink and slice of cake on arrival.

Tickets must be booked or reserved in advance as only a limited number will be available on the door.

Call the Almonry office on 01386 446944 to book or for more information.

Visit www.greatbigalmonryproject.com for more information on the Great Big Almonry Project.