Corinium Museum – Discover Archaeology
A selection of events to enjoy while you stay with us at Burleigh Court Hotel:
Thursday 2 January: Stories by Lantern Light
Storytelling and Craft with Volly Evalds
Create a seasonal mask and then sit by lantern light to hear about the adventures of Snow Queens, Ice Bears and Magic Mittens in winter tales from many lands.
Friday 3 January: Roman Armour
Children’s Workshop with James Harris
Join the invasion! Become a Roman soldier by making your own full set of Roman armour including shield, helmet, standard and sword. James will also dazzle you with some real Roman artefacts from the store.
Thursday 16 January: Sleeping Beauty
Royal Opera House Live Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.
Tuesday 21 January: Anglo-Saxons
Afternoon Talk with James Harris
James discusses the most richly furnished Anglo-Saxon grave ever found in Gloucestershire along with other Saxon highlights from the store. This talk will include the actual human remains from grave 18 of Butler’s Field Anglo-Saxon cemetery.
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 January: Rural Cinema
The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released approximately 4-6 weeks in advance. For film titles contact the Corinium Museum or visit the website.
Wednesday 29 January: La bohème
Royal Opera House Live
Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some great interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.