Entertainment from last 200 years focus of new exhibition in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Entertainment from last 200 years focus of new exhibition in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 21st Jun, 2019   0

ENTERTAINMENT is the focus of the latest exhibition at Leamington Art Gallery & Museum.

An Entertainment showcases the many ways people in Leamington have spent their leisure time over the past 200 years – from theatres and cinemas to concerts and dances.

Objects on display include ballgowns from the 1800s to the 1950s, Victorian playbills and film of the 24-hour jive marathon of 1960.

Visitors can also find about the town’s historic venues and how they evolved over time, as ballrooms were transformed into music halls and theatres became cinemas.

Displays will also explore the lives of the men and women at the heart of Leamington’s entertainment scene, from the raffish Regency impresario Robert William Elliston to the cinema magnate Edith Devis and bandleader Jan Berenska.

The exhibition comes up to date with a look at some of the many musical and theatrical groups in Leamington today, the likes of Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, the Loft Theatre and Spa Opera.

Admission is free and the exhibition runs until September 8.


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