Events

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Sleep Walk

Start date: April 29, 2017

End date: September 29, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Sleep Walk

Venture to Little Moreton Hall this summer where Wild Rumpus, producers of the Just So Festival, will be taking visitors on a ‘sleep walk’, a self-led trail of curious installations exploring how we used to sleep in early modern England. Collect a map and adventure through a night’s sleep, Tudor style. Expect to encounter sleeping draughts, nightmare creatures, segmented sleep, and wake up to a glorious sunrise. The sleep walk will be running from May-September.
For information on admission and opening times visit Little Moreton Hall’s website.

Dream Library

Start date: April 29, 2017

End date: September 29, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Popping up at Little Moreton throughout the summer, and at other locations across the north including the RHS Tatton Flower Show (19 – 23 July) and Just So Festival (18 – 20 August), will be the Dream Library. Come inside, meet the eccentric dream librarian, and write down your dream to be filed away. Alternatively, explore the archives to find out what other people have been dreaming about! The Dream Library will be at the hall from May-September.
For information on admission and opening times visit Little Moreton Hall’s website.

Tudor Ceramics Exhibition

Start date: May 11, 2017

End date: June 30, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Tudor Ceramics Exhibition

Over the years Little Moreton Hall has amassed an extensive collection of replica Tudor ceramics, from tableware and still room equipment to storage pots and everyday practical apparatus. As part of the ‘How We Used to Sleep’ project this exhibition will reveal the range and diversity of Tudor ceramics and how they were used to ensure bodily health and a good night’s sleep!

For information on pricing and opening times visit Little Moreton Hall’s website.

A Day in the Life of a Tudor Child

Start date: July 1, 2017

End date: July 30, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Come along to the hall to find out about the day-to-day lives of Tudor children. Have a go at getting dressed like a Tudor, learn about Tudor lessons, mealtimes manners, games and medicine, and explore what Tudor children did in the run up to bedtime and how their preparations compare to our own!

For admission prices and opening hours visit Little Moreton Hall’s website.

Dream Library at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Start date: July 19, 2017

End date: July 23, 2017

Location: Tatton Park

Dream Library at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Our dream library is going on tour! Come inside, meet the eccentric dream librarian, and write down your dream to be filed away. Alternatively, explore the archives to find out what other people have been dreaming about!

To find out more visit the RHS website.

The Dreamer is Still Asleep

Start date: August 1, 2017

End date: October 29, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Artist and composer Scanner brings a new contemporary outdoor installation to Little Moreton Hall, bringing to life a sonic & aromatic experience of blurry dreamfulness. Delivered by the National Trust through Trust New Art, in partnership with Cheshire East Council through SHIFT, a programme of creative events celebrating all things digital.

The installation is free, but normal admission prices to the hall apply.

For more information visit Little Moreton Hall’s website.

Tudor All-Nighter

Date: August 12, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Tudor All-Nighter

In August we welcome The Tudor Group to Little Moreton Hall as we explore the sights, sounds and smells of a Tudor bedtime at this free evening event. As part of our ongoing How We Used to Sleep project, the group will be spending the night with us at Little Moreton Hall, playing the role of the Moreton family, their servants and workers as they make their preparations for bed.

Come and join us for a rare opportunity to see the hall at night.  Plus it’s free!

Dream Library at the Just So Festival

Start date: August 18, 2017

End date: August 20, 2017

Location: Rode Hall, Cheshire

Our dream library is going on tour! Come inside, meet the eccentric dream librarian, and write down your dream to be filed away. Alternatively, explore the archives to find out what other people have been dreaming about!

To find out more visit the Just So Festival website.

Hallowtide: Things that Go Bump in the Night

Start date: September 28, 2017

End date: October 29, 2017

Location: Little Moreton Hall

Hallowtide: Things that Go Bump in the Night

Join the team at Little Moreton Hall as we do all we can to feel safe in the run up to Hallowtide (Tudor Halloween). Running alongside our eerie, creepy soundscape installation The Dreamer is Still Asleep, we will look at what people would be scared of at this time of year and what they would do to reassure and protect. Tudor people may have gone to bed with a good luck charm or protective gem stone amulet, they may have created protective markings on the timbers of the house to prevent evil spirits from entering or they may have simply settled down to a reassuring bedtime story to calm the nerves. Therefore visitors can explore our protective (‘candle magic’) markings at Little Moreton, make their own good luck charm to take away and bring their own favourite bedtime stories for us all to read together as the nights close in. We will also be looking further at our own ‘meaningful objects’, those teddies and comfort blankets we all use to feel safe at night and comparing them to the ‘overnight bag’ a Tudor might pack for a night sleeping away from home.

Sleep: Lost and Found – Being Human Festival 2017

Date: November 25, 2017

Location: Manchester Museum

Join the How We Used to Sleep team at Manchester Museum on Saturday 25 November to explore ways of regaining lost sleep. Together with one of our project partners, The Children’s Sleep Charity, we will be getting hands on with workshops and activities aimed at uncovering sleep tips from history as well as talking contemporary sleep tips and seeing how we can recover the sleep we lose in our modern, everyday lives. Design your ideal sleep environment, try out historic sleep remedies, make your own sleep badge and share your sleep habits with us. For more information visit the Being Human Festival website.

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