On Sunday 13th May I took a trip from Derbyshire to Nottinghamshire to the wonderful Rufford Abbey Country Park to take a sneak peak at a newly launched exhibition, A Right Royal Extravaganza in Rufford Gallery.
The free to enter exhibition opened officially on 15th May and runs until 10th June. It features a number of films archived at the Media Archive for Central England: ATV Today: 31.03.1977: Jubilee scarves being knitted by 84 yr old, Edwalton Jubilee, Turner: School Silver Jubilee Fair and Coronation Celebrations in Nottingham 1953
Nottinghamshire County Council’s website states that the exhibition, which celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, includes some ‘right royal exhibits and majestic fun themed activities! Amidst photographs and memorabilia from the Queen’s Coronation, Silver and Golden Jubilees the gallery will be adorned with bunting and ceramics celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Commemorative plates and mugs painted by visitors in drop in workshops preceding the show will feature in the exhibition too. Also on display will be a selection of contemporary memorabilia on a Diamond Jubilee theme designed by artists and makers, and four commissioned works made by local groups alongside professional artists.’
On the Bank Holiday weekend (from 4th to 8th June) they will be running a family workshop, ‘Badges and Flags’. Why not take a family trip out to this wonderful venue and make your own ‘Right Royal Badge’ or Jubilee Flag?
Below are a selection some pictures I took at Rufford Abbey, including photos from the Exhibition in the gallery and a wonderful history event, the ‘Grand Historical Baazer’ which was taking place in the Abbey grounds the weekend that I visited. You will also see pictures taken by Nottinghamshire County Council of the exhibition.
Why not take a trip there this weekend with the family?
Rufford’s Right Royal Extravaganza Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am – 5pm until Sunday 10 June
Right Royal Workshop Fun
Badges and Flags
4 June – 8 June
11.00am – 4.00pm Daily
Creative Learning Centre, Rufford Abbey Country Park