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.
To launch this years ‘Rossendale Film Festival’ we’ve joined up with Olly of ‘Olly’s Woodland Adventures’ to bring another great ‘Forest School’ experience where young foresters can learn about the parkland around the Whitaker and roast marshmallows and pop corn on the fire, to eat whilst watching our screening of critically acclaimed, Mary & the Witch’s Flower at 3pm.
As part of this years Rossendale Film Festival we’re delighted to announce the screening of ‘Leave No Trace’, a 2018 American drama film directed by Debra Granik and written by Granik and Anne Rosellini, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock.
We’re excited to be closing this years Rossendale Film Festival with a screening of ‘The Salt of the Earth’. A documentary of Sebastião Salgado's life and work, revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.
Join us on Friday 4th January for an exciting introduction to the parkland around The Whitaker. Olly (from Olly’s Woodland Learning) will be here to learn all about the nature in and around the grounds when young Foresters get to roast marshmallows and popcorn on the fire.
Get a break from the house for some light relief and come and watch our matinee screening of ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the big screen.
This academy award nominee film is a great watch for all the family. Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum,
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.
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.
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.