Due to its success over recent years, the 'Winter Fine Dine’ evening will be making a welcome return this year under Head Chef David Dewhurst. This highly popular gastronomic event showcases the culinary expertise we offer at the Whitaker, arousing and delighting the tastebuds with the best in seasonal ingredients.
This is a delightful morning for family and friends to come together and enjoy a sumptuous Whitaker Breakfast, after enjoying traditional Christmas tales from our Storyteller whilst sat around the Christmas tree in our Drawing Room.
In this amazing exhibition Scott explores a new approach to his work, drawing on his studies of the great masters he previously focused on the figure before tending to the background. Here, following his passion, Scott has experimented on manipulating the background until something happens, letting the results unfold and the abstract dictating a figure within.
The King and Queen of quizzes makes its grand return this Christmas at the Whitaker. With your right royal hosts Carl and Al taking their rightful place on the throne. Expect plenty quips, clips and blips! But most of all a night of fun and laughter, testing your general knowledge on film, music, literature, news and anything else that they can dream up.
Here at the Whitaker we are delighted to welcome The International Association for Japanese Traditional Culture Exchange, who will be joining us on Saturday 24th November.
On the evening the performers, all from Kumamoto in Western Japan will be entertaining guests with Shigin and arts performances.
Part of a new wave of realist Palestinian cinema, a thrumming soundtrack from Palestinian hip-hop artists DAM provides a heady backdrop to the alternative city lifestyle as we see the three young flatsharers caught in between modern life in the city and their traditional values.
In honour of all those who served, died and have been affected by war both at home and overseas, join us for a morning of reflection & contemplation here at Whitaker Museum to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
Sheila Tilmouth’s art is an interpretive response to the natural world. Her new exhibition ‘Life in the Attic’ is a journey through the store of forgotten creatures housed out of sight in the upper rooms of the Whitaker Museum and brought to life through paintings, prints, drawings and photographs.
Every Thursday morning the Whitaker is home to a local art group who over their sessions explore the local area reproducing what they see in a variety of different media. As part of the 2018 Rossendale Art Trail we are delighted to exhibit a selection of the work they have produced whilst being at the Whitaker.
The Friends of Rossendale Museum invite you to join them for any evening with Brian Ashworth of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as he talks about the ‘Plight of the Humble Bee’.
We don't know about you, but does anyone else think the Summer Holidays are flying by? Are you running out of ideas yet to keep the little ones entertained? Or looking for something that doesn't cost the earth to keep them busy. Then head to the Whitaker, we've got three great weeks of art activities to round off the Summer for all budding creatives to explore.
Here at the Whitaker we've teamed up with Murder Mystery Productions to bring you an 'An evening of Curiosities', can you be the one to solve the mystery? Join us for a 3 course supper whilst you as detectives are charged with answering 3 very important questions.
Alan Parker’s 1991 much-loved Dublin-based, musical comedy-drama about a group of working-class youths who form a soul band. Shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music in the courtyard.
2002’s British comedy-drama about the Manchester music scene, starring Steve Coogan and featuring iconic Manchester music from the late 70s to the early 90s. Shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music and performance in the courtyard.
A selection of short films made by local students, shown as part of the inaugural Solstices Film Festival, in association with The Whitaker. Complemented by live music in the courtyard.
Many thanks to Terry Mulligan for his contribution to this exhibition, a long term collector of Mike’s work he felt passionately that people should see this wonderful art.
It is therefore with the greatest pleasure that we are showing you the work of an artist that is rarely seen in public.