Events

24th March 2000 at 00:00
Go back to Wessex as it was 1,000 years ago, at an interactive display being mounted in Bradford on Avon LibraryMuseum, April 14-June 10, (tel: 01225 863280); Shaftesbury Abbey Museum, June 23-October 31, (tel: 01747 852910); and Bath Abbey, November 6-April 29, 2001, (tel: 01225 422462). When mounting the display, project designers, Totem of Bristol, drew on a research paper covering events from 973 to 1013, written by Jennifer MacDonald, York University. Exhibits include: a fine Anglo-Saxon jewel, a coin of Edward the Martyr, who died aged 13, a Viking sword and the lead casket rumoured to have held the bones of King Edward at Shaftesbury Abbey. Schools events are being organised.

The world-famous Anne Frank: a History for Today touring exhibition reaches Nantyglo Leisure Centre, Blaenau, Gwent in April. This is only its second visit to Wales. A programme of school projects, events and a special drama for schools commissioned from a Dutch playwright has been put together. Running alongside it will be a display on the antiSemitic riots that took place in Tredegar in 1911. Tel: 01495 315055.

The Grand Turk, the replica 18th-century vessel from television's Hornblower and Longitude dramas, is dropping anchor at 14 UK ports between May and August as part of the National Trust's Coast Show, which is raising funds towards the Neptune Coastline Campaign. Visitors will be able to see many aspects of life on the ocean waves interpreted by costumed characters from the past. Admission: pound;4 adults, pound;2 children. Tel: 020 8315 1111.

FREE FOR ALL "We Will Remember Them", a free CD-Rom featuring the two World Wars and other conflicts since 1945, the role of women in war and current events such as the Balkans and Northern Ireland crises, has been produced by the Royal British Legion. It includes previously unseen video footage from 1914-92. Key stage 2-4 pupils and their teachers click on to "timelines" to explore events for a particular year. Other free materials are also available. Tel: Hilary Evans, 0207 973 7274 (limit of two per school).


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