The Royal Crescent Deconstructed / Reconstructed
11 February – 4 June
Through an exciting new installation, No.1 Royal Crescent is broken into pieces. As fragments are linked to objects at the Museum of Bath Architecture the building is then reformed, revealing the design and craftsmanship that came together to construct the Royal Crescent 250 years ago.
The Stone That Built the Royal Crescent
Tuesday 11 April, 6pm
at the Museum of Bath Architecture
£5 per person
Join Geologist Dr Neil Harbury for a hands-on evening discovering what makes the stone that made the Royal Crescent. Including a chance to cut a piece and break it down to reveal its geology.
£10 per person on the door, includes a glass of wine
Songs for the Stuarts
Friday 7 April, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Performed by Musicke in the Ayre; Gillian Wormley, soprano and Din Ghani, lute.
The English lute song was at its peak of popularity when James Stuart came to the throne in 1603. Composers gave the lute as much (if not more) attention as the voice, although this was slowly reversed before the end of the century.
This programme explores the variety of styles that were popular throughout this period of tumultuous musical as well as political change. As well as lute songs by Dowland and continuo songs by Purcell, it includes works by Campion, Danyel, Coperario, Ferrabosco, Lanier and others.
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