David Burrow was born in 1945, a week after the end of the Second World War.
During the 1960s he embarked on his career as an artist, first learning through copying holiday brochures and later studying at Preston School of Art, where he received a thorough grounding in the discipline of life drawing that forms the basis of his work today.
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Making a visit to Father Christmas adds that extra bit of magic to the festive season for little ones (and the young at heart). So it’s good news that the jolly man himself will be making a stop-off once again this Christmas at the Whitaker.
We are delighted to welcome back the children of St Mary's Primary School Choir again this year to sing Christmas Carols to the house. Join us for this magical event that gets everyone well and truly into the Christmas spirit.
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Christmas Eve is such a magical time, with the excitement brewing within young and old alike getting ready for the festivities of the following day. Why not take the time to start to unwind and enjoy it with family and friends. Join us for a special Christmas Eve Brunch with beautiful story telling of traditional Christmas tales for the young, and young at heart to enjoy before you dine.
Manchester International Short Film Festival presents an excellent programme of UK and International shirt films that scooped the awards at this years Festival. A real treat for film fans at the Whitaker as these quality award winning shorts will have very limited national exposure.
Afternoon tea with a difference, a perfect gift for lovers of history and our local heritage.
We are preparing to serve a very special Afternoon Tea in our drawing room for 16 very lucky guests this coming January. Enjoy our delightful tea service in the settings of our Victorian room whilst learning about historic local women connected to the Whitaker and local area.
Whether you're planning a party with work colleagues or with friends and family, the Whitaker is the perfect venue for your 2017 Christmas party. You will enjoy a delectable three-course dinner before dancing the night away to the music of our festive entertainment.
These highly popular gastronomic events have been extremely successful in showcasing the the culinary expertise we offer at the Whitaker, and arouse and delight the tastebuds with the best in seasonal ingredients on offer at this time of year.
We are delighted to showcase a new Lancashire County Council exhibition supporting National Care Leavers' Week from 29th November to 3rd December.
National Care Leavers' Week highlights the needs of care leavers, and encourages all organisations responsible for looking after them to work effectively together.
We've got lot of things to keep your little monsters entertained this Halloween at the Whitaker with our daily Art & Craft sessions returning from Wednesday 25th to Friday 28th October.
Sessions start at 1pm and run until 3pm and cost just £3 per child. There will be Pumpkin Carving, Face Painting and Mask Making all in preparation for the spooky day itself.
Brought to you in conjunction with The Boo, we are delighted to host the first of our Film Festivals dedicated to rare and often under distributed Art House Cinema. We launch our 2017 programme celebrating the theme of 'migration' in cinema and bring you films that are both thought provoking and fascinating.
Fancy yourself as a Great British Bakeoff contestant? Then why not test your wares on the next best thing. As part of Harfest & in association with Incredible Edibles, this year we will once again be holding our much loved 'Make & Bake' competition.
Incredible Edible are back with HARFEST at The Whitaker Museum. For those of you who don't know, it's a huge community event and a great opportunity to meet up with family and friends, bring the dog, wander around the park, visit the museum and gallery or sit, watch, laugh and listen to the fabulous music throughout the day, and the best thing is, it's completely free.
1964 was when the swinging sixties really began. Youth culture dominated the media and the spirit of optimism was ubiquitous. Yet there were also darker forces at work which proved to be equally significant for the future.
A great addition to this years 60's Festival line up on the Whitaker outdoor stage, the super talented Nat O'Brien. Vocalist and frontman from Manchester bands over the last 20 years, and regularly playing with the likes of Alabama 3, Ocean Colour Scene, The Bluetones, The Blockheads, and Elbow.
A valley wide festival with unique events in Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden and Whitworth. All with the aim of attracting & exposing visitors to the beauty, heritage and culture of Rossendale. What better way than to create a Festival with a theme that young and old can relate to.
We’re going wild with all our activities for your little explorers to enjoy throughout August.
A great opportunity for everyone to explore the park and uncover its secrets, with lots of crafts, messy play and field notes to create for a summer of fun inside and out.
Gordon is of Hong Kong origin and was born in London in 1975 where he still lives and works.
A contemporary artist whose work captures the virtual and actual realities of a global world and civilisations where moral, economic and environmental crises have spun out of control.