Saturday, 28 April 2012

Careless Talk Costs Lives

'Careless Talk Costs Lives' is the title of this year's Murder Mystery night at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse. This photo shows me in character as Kitty Weston, a (sort of ) femme fatale. My colleague Katie is behind me, as a landgirl. A few tickets still remain, from the Museum.
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Friday 18 May 2012
Times: 19:30 - 22:00 Doors open at 7.30pm and the Mardlers' Rest Cafe is open for drinks or snacks. The evening starts in the Workhouse Chapel at 8pm.
Price: Entry by pre-booked ticket only. Ticket prices: Adult £10, Children under 16 £6 (suggested minimum age 13). Discounts for Museum Pass Holders. For more information, or to book, please telephone 01362 869251.

01362 869251
Museums at Night: Careless Talk Costs Lives
There has been foul play in the farmyard. A young horseman lies dead. Can you solve the murder, but remember… careless talk costs lives!

In other news... This week has seen me dressing up and time travelling for an astonishing assortment of events and schools visits : Monday- glamourous Upper Octave photo shoot, Tuesday- Tack cleaning and bird scaring as a 1940s land girl, Wednesday- mashed potato chocolate truffles for WW2 rationing with kids with special needs from Fred Nicholas school near Dereham, Thursday- wacky pink wellies for reception children drama sessions based on How A Bean Grows (we were excellent Beans), and Friday- Victorian washing with kids with special needs from Cambridgeshire, topped off with a Queen Elizabeth I talk for the elderly residents at Corton House in Norwich. Phew! What a week!

This week I also created a board about historical costumes on Pinterest. Here's the link to it, if you're interested...

Monday, 16 April 2012

Do Not Feed The Monarchs

Just a quick update. The Easter holidays have been busy with several Queenie talks: Queen Victoria attended Norwich afternoon WI and also spoke at the 50th Anniversary dinner of the Thorpe St Andrew Rotarians club. The Queen was well fed on both occasions, which made the corset-wearing rather interesting! Queen Elizabeth I attended Easton Good Companions group last Wednesday, and will be speaking for Sheringham, Mancroft and Toftwood WIs on three consecutive nights this week. Phew!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Can it reduce my waist? Corset can!

 A couple of lovely photos taken by an audience member at Brooke Ladies Evening Group this week. As you can see, during my 'QueenieLives' Dressing Queen Victoria talks I invite a member of the audience to come and lace up my corset- with hilarious results, as they say.

The second picture shows me fully dressed and wielding a handkerchief- of course a proper lady has two; 'one for show and one for blow'.

Many thanks to Margaret Ayton for generously sharing the photos.