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The third East Midlands Napoleonic Days weekend takes place at Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire on Saturday/Sunday 2/3 March. The building is the former drill-hall of the South Notts Hussars and provides a most suitable venue for the event.
The weekend, 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 & CO. and THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION.
HELION & Co. (www.helion.co.uk) is one of the world's leading publishers of military history, while THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION (www.waterlooassociation.org.uk) promotes understanding of the battle and Britain's role in the Napoleonic Wars.
For our weekend 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, Paul Chamberlain, Mick Crumplin, Carole Divall, Rob Griffith, Edward Hammond, Michael Kirkby, Mark S Thompson; plus host and historical novelist Peter Youds.
Several of our authors have new books to tell you about at the event!
On Saturday the NG13 Wargamers will return to fight "A Peninsular War Skirmish". The NG13 gamers with their superb figures and scenery are always popular.
The lively Hands-on History attraction for young people on Sunday, will return, presented by Michael Kirkby and Edward Hammond, with a chance to pick up historical items, play games and enjoy dressing up!
The popular bookshop will again sell works by the speakers, plus plenty of titles of general Georgian/Napoleonic interest. Set time aside to browse!
The splendid Christa Hook will be our artist in residence, displaying and talking about her wonderful military paintings in the studio.
Bacon butties, cakes, ship's biscuit and light lunches will be available in the beautifully appointed Cafe Corsica.
Here is the full programme:
EAST MIDLANDS NAPOLEONIC DAYS
Long Acre Studios, Bingham, 2/3 March, 2019
NG13 Wargamers: Peninsular War Skirmish
Michael Kirkby/ Edward Hammond – Hands-on History
Christa Hook: Art Exhibition
Programme of Speakers
Saturday 2 March, 10am – 5pm
Sunday 3 March, 10am – 3pm
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: email@example.com
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