Victorian dance at Rugby library

Join in the Victorian dance on August 3 at Rugby Art
Join in the Victorian dance on August 3 at Rugby Art

RUGBY Art Gallery and Museum will be transported back in time on Wednesday August 3.

Between 10.30am and 12.30pm the fabulous Leicestershire Victorian Dance Group will perform quadrilles and reels in full Victorian costume. The Group are performing as part of the free Celebration Day for the successful Talking Portraits schools project.

Children and adults will be able to purchase photographs of themselves dressed in Victorian costume or try their hand at the traditional craft of découpage. Delicious delicacies from the Talking Portaits project time periods will also be on sale.

Talking Portraits, funded by the a Heritage Lottery Fund, aimed to unlock the stories that exist behind portraits with the help of re-enactors, artists and gallery staff. Children from 12 Rugby school groups were amazed to see the Victorian and 1940s’ wartime portraits of the Rugby Collection come to life and being able to hold real objects from the Museum collection thoroughly inspired their creativity in their own art work. The exhibition of children’s work is on show on the second floor in the Art Gallery alongside the Rugby Collection Exhibition until 28th August

Entrance is free though there will be a small cost for refreshments and photographs. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the event please contact Rugby Art Gallery and Museum 01788 533201, ragm@rugby.gov.uk or visit www.ragm.org.uk.