2018 Talk/Tour/History

Facing Rob Roy - FREE

SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER Graham Palmer Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Walter Scott's novel, Rob Roy, this talk complements the exhibition running at the museum from 13th September (see above) www.grahampalmer.co.uk Ramp access at front entrance. No step-free access to upper level Details: 11am, Royston and District Museum (#6) www.roystonmuseum.org.uk

Inquisitive Minds with Brushes

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER The Royston Fringe A talk by Henrietta Ward, the assistant keeper of paintings, drawings and prints at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Artists have long been fascinated with depicting the natural world. This talk, richly illustrated with works from the Fitzwilliam's exceptional collection, will show how these artists stood at the forefront of scientific discoveries, travelling near and far to capture the world's flora and fauna.  http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/ Wheelchair access, disabled toilet and loop system available Details: D7:30pm Royston Methodist Church (#6) www.royston-methodist.org.uk Tickets: £10 from Sue on 01763 243815/walter962@btinternet.com or www.ticketsource.co.uk/rmc

Brass Roots Coffee Morning - FREE

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER Royston Town Band Royston Town Band is exploring its 150-year history with its Brass Roots project. Come along to the coffee morning and share your stories about the band. Bring along your photos and press cuttings and find out how to get more involved! www.roystontownband.org.uk Wheelchair access to church. No disabled toilet Details: 10am-12pm, St John’s Parish Church (#1)

Discover Royston Cave

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER Royston & District Local History Society Royston Cave is beehive-shaped and cut into the chalk that underlies the town. Much of its surface is adorned with medieval-style carvings depicting saints and other religious scenes. The Cave lay concealed until 1742 when it was rediscovered by accident and since then people have been trying to solve the mystery of the Cave's origin and purpose. No wheelchair or pushchair access. No step free access. The Cave can be slippery underfoot. Visitors are advised to take care, use the handrail and wear appropriate footwear. No pets allowed except for registered assistance dogs. Details: Tours at 2pm, 2:40pm, 3:20pm, 4pm, Royston Cave (#11) www.roystoncave.co.uk Tickets: £5 Adult (16 and over); £4 Senior (60 and over) and £2 Child. Tickets on the door on the day. Cash only

From Backstage to Frontline: An Evening with Andrew Mueller

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER Creative Royston in conjunction with Hertfordshire Libraries Tickets £5 from www.ticketsource.co.uk/creativeroyston, Royston Library and Stationery Cupboard Writer, radio host and musician Andrew Mueller developed a taste for travel while covering rock bands on tour for Melody Maker in the 1990s. He has spent most of the last few decades visiting strange places, war zones and trouble spots, meeting interesting people and finding out what makes them tick. He will discuss his life and work in conversation with local journalist Angus Batey. www.andrewmueller.net Wheelchair access and disabled parking bays nearby. Hearing loop Details: 7pm for 7:30pm, Royston Library (#3) www.hertsdirect.org/libraries Book now