The Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society are the people who run the Museum, Library and Archives. They also run a series of lectures and on Thursday afternoon I attended what was a very popular and entertaining lecture on the Foundation of Hild's Streonshalh & Whitby Abbey, 657 - 1100 AD by Roger Pickles. The series of lectures is published on the museum website at http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk and although mainly for members of the Lit & Phil, guests are welcome on payment of the nominal fee of £1. I will hopefully attend a few more of these this year.
I have also begun to put together some ideas for workshops
On Saturday 14th March 2009, 11am until 2pm and on Sunday 15th March 11am until 1pm I will be encouraging visitors to make small drawings in the museum and then making them into badges - the charges for this will be £1.50 per badge. The usual museum admission charges will apply - but this is a fairly small admission fee of £3 per adult and £1 per child. Whitby residents can get in free if they produce some proof of their address.
There will be lots of other events as the year progresses and I hope to meet lots of interesting people. In between these fun things I will be continuing my own research with a view to producing a new collection of jewellery 'Inspired by Heritage' later in the year.