Leicester Civic Society
LAHS News and Events

08 June 2018

Dear members,
Please find below news and upcoming events which may be of interest.
  • On June 8, 9, and 10 the unseen archives of famed architect Joseph Goddard will be on show from 11am-4pm, with a special focus on country houses. This 'Back to Goddard' exhibition will take place at 31 Granby Streey, Leicester.
  • On Tuesday June 12 the Medieval Research Centre based at the University of Leicester encourages the public to attend their lecture: 'A Treasury of Heavenly Things: Extracting the Sacred from the 'Colonial' Kingdon of Jerusalem'. The lecture starts at 5.15 and will be held in the Attenborough Film Theatre. For more information click here.
  • On Saturdays June 9 and 16 a free exhibition - 'The History of Ibstock’s Schools' - will mark the 200th anniversary of the building of Ibstock National School, and include details of the history of every school in Ibstock. For more details on times and locations see attached document 'IbstockSchools'.
  • On Saturday June 16 at 10.30am Cynthia Brown will be leading a guided tour of Radical Leicester. Tickets are £4.50 each, and to book just drop-in to Visit Leicester or call them on 0116 299 4444. See image 'RadicalLeicester' for more details. (Due to the recent sad passing of Stuart Bailey, his contact details - visible on the poster - are not to be used).
  • On Monday June 18 Bob Trubshaw will be giving a free talk titled 'Medieval Carvings in Leicestershire and Rutland' at the Quaker Meeting House on Queens Road, Leicester. The talk forms part of 'Artbeat', Clarendon Parks annual community arts festival. For more about Artbeat see here.
  • On Monday June 25 the Leicestershire & Rutland Branch of the Western Front Association will be hosting a talk by Nigel Atter titled 'The 2nd Leicesters in Mesopotamia'. Non-members are welcome, though attendees are invited to make a voluntary donation of £3 towards costs. For more information click here.
  • Recently, Charnwood Borough Council launched the Charnwood Heritage Plaque scheme to mark fascinating people, places and events in the borough. The first one will be unveiled on Armed Forces Day on June 30 and your suggestions for future plaques are being sought. For more information, or to make your own nomination, click here.
  • Leicestershire County Council are looking at various options to replace the Record Office and artefact storage sites in Lutterworth, Barrow, and Coalville. The options revolve around the creation of a new 'Collections Hub' at County Hall, and whilst nothing had been decided, it is certainly worth being aware of these potential developments. For more information click here.
  • Prof. Sue Pearce (Museum Studies, University of Leicester) is looking for a  doctoral/post doc person to do some research, editing, and imputing data relating to the early history of the Leicestershire parish churches. The project should take an estimated 100 hours and will pay £15.00 per hour. For more information click here.

If you have any heritage-related events happening around Leicestershire and wish to inform other Society members, please contact Joe Hall on publicity@lahs.org.uk
Joe Hall
Special Projects Officer, LAHS
c/o ULAS,
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH