In Shakespeare's Warwickshire - Heritage Talk

In Shakespeare's Warwickshire - Heritage Talk
From 15 September 2022 at 7:00 PM
To 15 September 2022 at 8:30 PM
Cost £7 per person
Refreshments Served

The house and furnishings of Selly Manor evoke a time that William Shakespeare would have been familiar with. The everyday objects that surrounded Shakespeare and his family are crammed into the rooms of this small Tudor house. The items in the collection were purchased by Laurence Cadbury in the early 1900s, and whilst Laurence was an enthusiastic collector he turned to antiques expert Oliver Baker for advice.

This heritage talk, by Heritage Manager Daniel Callicott, will examine Birmingham-born Oliver Baker and his impact on the artistic, antiquarian and historical life of both his home city and his adopted town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The talk will explore how Baker collected and preserved the material culture of Shakespeare's Warwickshire so it could be enjoyed and understood by future generations - with a particular emphasis on the objects that Oliver Baker found for Selly Manor. We will look at how Baker became a knowledgeable author, talented jewellery designer and campaigner for heritage. We will also examine the contribution of Laurence Cadbury, in creating such a rich collection of 'Shakespearean' objects at selly Manor Museum.

This heritage talk takes place at 7pm on Thursday 15th September 2022, and lasts for about an hour and a quarter. Tickets are £7 per person and include entry to Selly Manor Museum which be open before the talk as well as complimentary tea and coffee.

Booking is essential. To book a place please call the Selly Manor Team on 0121 472 0199. The cost is £7 per person.
The talk will begin promptly so please arrive in good time at Selly Manor Museum, Maple Road, Bournville, B30 2AE.

How will we keep you safe?
The safety of our staff and visitors is very important to us. We will ensure measures are taken to keep you safe at this event. Hand washing and sanitiser stations will be available for use. Mask wearing will be advised.

The talk takes place in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves which is on the grounds floor and is wheelchair accessible. You will find detailed information about accessibility of the site on our website. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.