Intergenerational workshops

  • Songs, rhymes and gamesSaturday 17 November 2018
    1pm-3pm The course Join in fun chorus songs and short songs, all traditional and mostly collected in Sussex, and all taught by ear. Enjoy singing games provided by the workshop leaders, and bring some of your own to teach the rest of the group. We will also be skipping with a long rope, so bring... (more info)
  • Stories of SussexSaturday 27 October 2018
    1pm-4pm The course Participants will be introduced to the wealth of stories and legends that are associated with the Sussex countryside. Why did the waggoner’s wheels come to a halt by the Sussex Pad Inn? How did the Blacksmith become King of Trades? Why did the farmer get his wife back from the Devil? What... (more info)
  • Hands-on Tudors simple braidThursday 12 April 2018
    1pm – 4pm The course Learn how to weave a simple braid, from the items needed to make the finished product, how to prepare and set up. Create a small braid to take home. The tutor Catherine (Flower) Guilder RGN, BA (Hons) MPhil. Publications include: Hampshire Studies Archeological Journal 2009 ” Religious Observance on board... (more info)
  • Flint knappingSunday 2 September 2018
    1pm-4pm The course An introduction to the skill of flint knapping. You will go through the techniques and the aim of the day is for everyone to be able to go away and replicate what they have learnt. Minimum age for this session is 12 years old. The tutor James Dilley is a PhD student... (more info)
  • 1pm-3pm The course An opportunity to learn and sing together some of the lovely songs sung by the ordinary people of 500 years ago, to explore the beautiful and remarkably simple harmonies they create, and a chance to learn all about the bagpipes, their origins, how they work, and their importance in rural England at... (more info)
  • Dance through the agesSaturday 10 February 2018
    1pm-3pm The course Dance the dances that would have been enjoyed by those who lived in many of the Museum’s houses, from medieval times to the 20th century. Find out who danced them. Were there different dances for ordinary working people and the gentry? And did costume have any effect on the style of the... (more info)