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Weekend of events at chapel

Posted onPosted on 11th Aug
Weekend of events at chapel

The Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel, off Walkden Street, Mansfield, is hosting a three-day exhibition and events as part of the National Heritage Open Days initiative, from 9th-11th September.

The Animals In War exhibition in the schoolrooms will feature a life-size sculpture of Warrior, a warhorse from the first world war.

The events, which will be opened by Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale on the Friday at 10.30am, will include free illustrated talks about how animals were used locally and overseas; talks about the chapel; and walks around the town centre.

The 300-year-old chapel has a rich history, including its stained glass windows, three of which are by the William Morris Company.

On the Saturday there will be a pop-up theatre and a Big Draw sketching opportunity for all ages to capture a likeness of Warrior.

The weekend will end with a concert on Sunday at 3pm by the Harmony Choir.

The Unitarian Heritage Trail around the town centre will be at 3pm on Friday and Saturday. Events include:

Friday 9th, 10am to 4pm — 10.30am – official opening; 11.15am – illustrated talk Animals In War; 2pm – short talk about the chapel’s history.

Saturday 10th September, 10am to 4pm — 11.15am – illustrated talk Animals In War; 2pm – short talk about the chapel’s history; Pop-Up theatre during the day by Gramophones; Big Draw art session all day

Sunday 11th September, noon to 4pm —10.45am chapel service until noon; 3pm – free concert by Harmony Choir and guests.