Music and archaeology at museum

THE Friends of Marlipins Museum are hosting two upcoming events, a talk on archaeology and a musical evening.

The first is a lunchtime talk entitled Archaeology of the Western Front - Tales from France, to be held on Friday, January 24, at 1pm.

Luke Barber’s illustrated talk will concentrate on a 2003 excavation he was involved in at Serre, on the Somme.

The talk answers part of the question, ‘what still lies beneath the fields fought over between 1914 and 1918?’

Luke Barber, a research officer with the Sussex Archaeological Society, has had an active interest in the archaeology of the Great War since 2002, and has participated in numerous First World War excavations in France, Belgium and indeed Sussex, before which he worked for 15 years with University College London Field Archaeology Unit.

The talk is open to everyone and follows the weekly coffee morning held in the upstairs gallery of the Marlipins Museum, and entry is via the side door in Middle Street.

Seafaring Musical Evening for the Museum

A musical evening , All Aboard, will be held on Saturday, January 25, starting at 7pm and featuring sea and river songs, poems and a lot of fun for all.

From Cruising down the River to Yellow Submarine, I am Sailing, Up a Lazy River and La Mer, just to mention a few. Poems will include Sea Fever, A Ship, an Isle, a Sickle Moon and a newly composed ode entitled 700 Bus.

The concert is being produced by singers Tony and Elaine Hill together with Alison Barak, Paul Connolly and Ted Young, and is in aid of repairing the museum’s roof.

Call 01903 755827 or 01273 462233 for tickets at £6 or £4 for Friends of Marlipins.