Message from the Editor

Welcome to the Horsham District Heritage Forum Message Board.

This is an area where members can post notices and messages that they think will be of interest to other organisations in the forum.

They can be notices of upcoming events, suggestions for forum-wide collaborative projects or requests for help on existing or planned projects within your own society/group.

All you need to do is to email Mike Burt at:

michael.burt1911@btinternet.com

with the notice/message, together with any images, so that they can be uploaded to the site.


Topic: Forum Publications page

Originator: Mike Burt

Posted by: Mike Burt

Date: 22 February 2018

A Publications page has now been added to the Forum web pages. This enables Forum members to post details of books or other published material that have been produced, for the information and benefit of other members. Where appropriate details are provided of the cost of the book or other publication and from where this can be purchased. At the moment the page carries publications by  the Cowfold Village History Society,  the Rudgwick Preservation Society, the Rusper History Group, the Steyning History Society, the Southwater Local History Group and the Bramber and Beeding Local History Society.

Please send me by e-mail at: Michael.burt1911@btinternet.com any publications that you would like to advertise on the Publications page including a narrative about the subject of the publication, and where relevant, the cost  and from where the publication can be obtained.


Topic: New Forum member

Originator: Mike Burt

Posted by: Mike Burt

Date: 22 March 2018

I am delighted to welcome Thakeham History Group  as the newest member of the Forum. The contact is Roger Taylor at edstrct@gmail.com.

The Forum’s membership now stands at 21 organisations and covers most of the Horsham District geographical area and most of its heritage interests.


Topic: Upcoming Talks and Events for July 2019

Henfield History Group

Tuesday 9 July

“Quirky Lewes” by Kevin Gordon

West Grinstead Local History Group

Tuesday 16 July

Visit to the Blue Idol, Coolham

 


 

Topic: Collaborative Projects

Originator: Mike Burt

Posted by: Mike Burt

Date: 2 July 2019

Horsham Year of Culture 2019- “Horsham District Heritage in 100 objects” update

All thirteen chapters of the book have now been drafted and edited and we are going through the proof-reading and polishing stage as well as bringing together all of the 100 objects’ photographs. The expectation remains that the book will be published in September ready for its launch.

As well as finalising the book, the focus is on preparing for the exhibition at Horsham Museum between 20 July and 12 October. As many as possible of the moveable objects that have been selected will be on display with photographs of the other objects and accompanying text setting the context for each object and about the object itself.

 


Topic: Exhibitions

Originator: Christ’s Hospital Museum

Posted by: Mike Burt

Date: 6 May 2019

 

 

Current Exhibition at Christ’s Hospital  Museum: Brangwyn’s Cartoons at Christ’s Hospital

23 April 2019 – 27 April 2020

This ground-breaking exhibition is the culmination of Horsham District Council’s Year of Culture 2019 project to restore seven beautiful cartoon drawings for the mural cycle in Christ’s Hospital Chapel.
Brangwyn’s Cartoons at Christ’s Hospital also feature on Horsham District Council’s Year of Culture Events webpage:
https://www.hdculture2019.co.uk/events/

‘PETER, STANDING UP WITH THE ELEVEN, LIFTED UP HIS VOICE, AND SPAKE’

Cartoon Drawing for CH Chapel Mural 1, c.1912-1923. Chalk on paper

Brangwyn Tour & Talk

To book a Brangwyn Tour & Talk visit: https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/admissions/book-a-brangwyn-tour/

Alternatively email: chmuseum@christs-hospital.org.uk

Or call 01403 247444.

Booking is essential as places are strictly limited.

Christ’s Hospital Verrio Tours

Tours of the school, known as Verrio Tours after the famous painting in Dining Hall by Antonio Verrio, are offered to visitors to the school by prior appointment. Tours are guided by pupils, and provide a chance to look at the wonderful paintings, buildings and grounds as well as visiting the museum for a talk and a look at the permanent exhibition. A full afternoon tea is provided in the magnificent Dining Hall.

How To Book:

All tours need to be pre-booked and we welcome groups of
up to 30. If you are a smaller group or individual we can
combine you with other groups.
* Please note that Band Parade and the pupils marching into
lunch does not occur if it is wet or icy and we apologise for
any disappointment this may cause.

Contact Us
For further information or to book a tour please contact our
Verrio Tour Team.
Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0LJ
T: 01403 247407
E: verrio@christs-hospital.org.uk


Topic: Conferences

Originator: Janet Pennington

Posted by: Mike Burt

Date: 12 March 2019

 


 

 

                      

Topic: Exhibitions                                                                         

Originator: Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

Posted by: Mike Burt

Date: 23 November 2018

 

 

Horsham District Captured by Light: A Photographic Record of the District’s Cultural Life in 2018

With Horsham Photographic Society and Steyning Camera Club.

Working together for the first time, these two organisations have photographed amazing and beautiful scenes of the culture and place that makes Horsham district what it is. Starting on 1 January 2018 they have spent 11 months capturing the essence that makes the district. Each photograph is an individual’s response to that inspiration; cumulatively the photographs on show awaken the sense and awareness of what an amazing place Horsham District is. You will not take the district for granted again.

This event runs from 6th April 2019 to 6th July 2019

Adventures in Art – 90 Years of Changing Tastes

Founded in Horsham by Mr J T McGaw in 1928, this exhibition for the first time traces the history of the Association through the art of former members, alongside outstanding work by its current leading members.

Over those 90 years, the art world has changed with new movements shocking the establishment, only to become the establishment itself. This exhibition reveals how the artists residing in Sussex who were members of this leading County Association reacted to the changes.

This event runs from 8th June 2019 to 20th July 2019

A Garden of Botanical Art: Celebrating Original Works by Horsham District’s Leading Botanical Artists

For summer 2019 the Museum is bringing the garden indoors as it celebrates the artistic talents of some of this country’s leading botanical artist. All of the nine artist live and work in the district, but their art has in some cases travelled the globe, finding root in world famous collections.

Botanical art is part of the DNA of the garden as the art form that becomes science as exact colour rendition and description enabled the flora of the world to inspire and excite professional nurserymen, so populate the garden. Now that flora is inspiring a new generation of botanical artists to create a stunning visual record of the fleeting beauty of the plant.

This event runs from 6th July 2019 to 31st August 2019