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Musings on the ghost (or skeleton) of Christmas past and working in a museum

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It’s nearly mid-winter, and outside my office window at Bishop’s...

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Bishop's Stortford Museum

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On The Beat: Stories from 1914-1918

5th August 2014 - 15th May 2020
12:00 AM

This special exhibition showcases work by students and ex-students from Middlesex University’s illustration department, who will use the medium of graphic novels to bring the stories of the home front to life. Research into local police records of the period has uncovered some fascinating, humorous and challenging stories illustrating life at home for ordinary people and the police, as well as soldiers back from the trenches.

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Get To Know Your Camera – Photography Workshop

29th January 2015 - 26th March 2015
7:00 PM

This 2 hour workshop will introduce you to some of the settings your camera has that will help you take better pictures. This workshop is aimed at beginners as an introduction and is suitable for all types of digital camera, especially compacts.

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In Every House A Soldier

4th February 2015
2:00 PM

During WW1 thousands of homes billeted soldiers, men from different areas of the country descended on small communities and changed their lives completely. Find out how this impacted Bishop’s Stortford during the First World War and hear some of the stories from the time.

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Get To Know Your Camera + – Potography Workshop

7th February 2015
10:00 AM

This one day workshop that helps you to take control of your camera and take better photos. Come off Auto and explore some of the best settings and features that your camera has for helping you to take great pictures!

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Sniff the 20th Century

11th February 2015
7:00 PM

In this interactive lecture, fragrance expert Odette Toilette immerses you in the past century, through your sense of smell. As you sample scents for men and women created between 1900-1939, you’ll learn how they related to the story of their time, across fashion, music, film, food, science and social change.

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A History of Pubs and Beers in Bishop’s Stortford

24th February 2015
7:30 PM

Can you believe that in the 19th century there were over 50 pubs and beer houses in Bishop’s Stortford? Museum Curator Sarah Turner will provide you with an amazing insight into the history of some of the pubs and beer houses of the town. She will also regale you with some salacious stories about the landlords and their clientele!

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Get To Know Your Camera – Photography Workshop

26th February 2015
7:00 PM

This 2 hour workshop will introduce you to some of the settings your camera has that will help you take better pictures. This workshop is aimed at beginners as an introduction and is suitable for all types of digital camera, especially compacts.

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Rainforest, Costa Rica

Carol Wylde

1st March 2015 - 31st March 2015
12:00 AM

Enjoy local artist, Carol Wylde’s pastel landscapes.

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Museum History Walk – Photography Walk

15th March 2015
2:00 PM

Learn about the history of some of the interesting buildings in Bishop’s Stortford and how to photograph buildings and street scenes using the different settings on your camera!

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Lunchtime Lecture: The Golden Section -practically speaking

18th March 2015
2:00 AM

The Golden Section – or Mean – is often cited as a ratio with particular aesthetic resonance, especially in classically derived architecture. But how was it readily integrated into building facades and components in day-to-day drawing office procedures and when was it used?

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Get To Know Your Camera + – Potography Workshop

21st March 2015
10:00 AM

This one day workshop that helps you to take control of your camera and take better photos. Come off Auto and explore some of the best settings and features that your camera has for helping you to take great pictures!

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Museum History Walk – Stortford on Foot

26th March 2015
6:00 PM

Take a walk through the town’s past and discover an unknown Stortford. Join our expert guides for a walking tour. They will lead you through stories from the origins of the white Hart in North Street and the scandal surrounding its creator, to some of the surprising tales of the medieval town. This promises to be an evening of leisurely strolling, laughs and legends.

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Friends of Rhodes

Do you love the arts and culture? Are you interested in local history?

Then why not become a Friend of Rhodes and take advantage of the many benefits membership offers you? Find out more

Corporate Sponsorship

Rhodes is a vibrant, successful venue in the heart of Bishop's Stortford which attracts more than 100,000 visitors per year. Sponsorship of the arts offers excellent value for money! Find out more