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NAPOLEONIC DAYS

 



The second East Midlands Napoleonic Days weekend takes place at Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire on Saturday/Sunday 3/4 March. The building is the former drill-hall of the South Notts Hussars and provides a most suitable venue for the day.

The event, admission free, is staged in four indoor spaces and features talks on a wide range of subjects by published writers, as well as exhibitions, wargaming, demonstrations, family activities and book sales.

The programme will run 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.

The weekend will benefit from the kind sponsorship of HELION BOOKS and THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION.

HELION (www.helion.co.uk)
is one of the world's leading publishers of military history and THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION (www.waterlooassociation.org.uk) promotes understanding of the battle and Britain's role in the Napoleonic Wars. Both organisations will have a presence at the event.

The term Napoleonic refers to the period, not just the man, so there is a wide range of subject matter - social history as well as purely military affairs. Costume balls as well as cannon balls!

Speakers  include historians Andrew Bamford, Carole Divall, Gareth Glover, Eamonn O'Keefe, Jacqueline Reiter, Stephen Summerfield, Mark S Thompson; reenactor and expert needlewoman Laura Short, wargamer Steve Wood and historical novelists Robert Brightwell and Peter Youds.

Several of our authors have new books to launch at the event!

On Saturday the NG13 Wargamers will return to fight "Waterloo: The Fight for Papelotte". There was a lot of praise for the high quality of the figures and scenery for last year's Quatre Bras display.

A new addition will be the Hands-on History attraction for young people on Sunday, presented by Michael Kirkby, with a chance to pick up historical items, play games and enjoy dressing up!

The popular bookshop will once again sell works by the speakers, plus titles of general Georgian/Napoleonic interest.

Father and son military artists Michael and Tim O'Brien will be exhibiting their work in the studio.

Bacon butties, cakes, ship's biscuit and light lunches will be available in the beautifully appointed Cafe Corsica.

In the lead-up to the weekend local students will be involved in an art competition on the theme of "200 Years Ago" and the winning works will be on display.

Here is the full programme:

EAST MIDLANDS NAPOLEONIC DAYS

Long Acre Studios, Bingham, 3/4 March, 2018

 

Saturday

NG13 Wargamers: Waterloo - the Fight for Papelotte

Sunday

Michael Kirkby – Hands-on History

Both days

Michael and Tim O’Brien: Art Exhibition

 

Programme of Speakers

Saturday 3 March, 10am – 5pm

10

Peter Youds

Small talk

10.15

10.30

Book Launch

Andrew Bamford

New Helion Titles

How I Rescued the Duke – Evolution of a Royal Myth

11.15

Eamonn O’Keeffe

Napoleonic-era British military music

12.15

Gareth Glover

The war in the Mediterranean and the birth of modern combined operations

 

1.15

 

Lunch

 

 

2.00

 

Jacqueline Reiter

 

‘The most stupid and useless of the Pitts’? Rehabilitating John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham

3.00

Steve Wood

A brief history of hobby wargaming and the industry in Nottingham

4.00

Stephen Summerfield

Sir John Moore’s Shorncliffe Legacy

 

 

 

Sunday 4 March, 10am – 4pm

10

Peter Youds

Small Talk

10.15

Carole Divall

Jane Austen

11.15

Robert Brightwell

Heroes and Villains

12.15

Peter Youds

The Home Front

 

1.15

 

Lunch

 

 

2.00

 

Mark S Thompson

 

What did the Royal Engineers ever do for us?

3.00

Laura Short

Georgian Fashion

 


Bingham is a friendly market town which sits on the A46/A52 junction and is between the A1 and M1, accessible by bus and train. There is free  parking near the venue.

Postcode for satnav: NG13 8BG



Contact Peter: peter.youds@btinternet.com



© Peter Youds 2018