Celebrate county’s heritage at Warwick event

Youngsters enjoy themselves at Warwick Show and Tell
Youngsters enjoy themselves at Warwick Show and Tell

A hugely popular event hosted by the Market Hall Museum in Warwick town centre last year is returning for a second time next Friday, May 15.

The Great Warwickshire Show and Tell will see the town transformed into a collection of exhibition spaces which are being curated by townsfolk and which will celebrate the county’s heritage and culture.

More than 50 community groups and organisations are hosting market-styled stalls in the square displaying what defines them and telling the story of why their part of Warwickshire or their particular interest in the county is great.

Among those already confirmed to take part are the Talking Birds street entertainers, Heritage Motor Museum, Chedhams Yard, Foundry Wood, George Elliot Fellowship Trust and Escape Arts will be running art workshops.

There will also be the chance to discover the history of Warwick with a tour from Warwick History Society and listen to storytelling sessions from Warwickshire Libraries.

A spokesman for the event said: “There will be plenty for all ages to enjoy.

“There will be a variety of entertainment, music, art, food and fantastic heritage and culture to see, so come along to Warwick on Friday, May 15.

“The event opens at 2.30pm and finishes at 9pm.”

To celebrate Museums at Night, Warwick courts, cells and dungeon will also be open for tour.

Tickets for the event cost £5 each and must be booked in advance as spaces are limited.

Children must be over 8 and accompanied by an adult.

Call 01926 412501 to book. Tours take place at 3pm, 4.15pm and 5.30pm.