Heritage Centre Gets Set For Olympic Exhibition
27/06/2012 - From the Olympic swimmer who forgot his swimming trunks to the fastest man in the world's love of chicken nuggets, visitors to Eastwood's D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre can discover the lighter side of the Olympic Games at a special Olympic exhibition between Saturday 30th June and Sunday 26th August.
The exhibition at the Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood will give visitors the chance to learn more weird and wonderful facts about the Olympics and get creative at the have-a-go drawing and craft area.
Entries to the attraction's recent Children and Young Person's Olympic themed Art and Writing Competition will also be on display, with a special award ceremony taking place in the Rainbow Gallery on Saturday 30th June at 1.00pm where the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Margaret Handley will award gold, silver and bronze rosettes and prizes to the winners.
The competition has been judged by a team of amateur and professional artists and writing enthusiasts, including local artists Adrian Lloyd and Mike Tomlinson, photographer Alan Clayden, Gordon Butler from Eastwood Writers, Malcolm Gray from the D.H. Lawrence Society and Dr. Sarah Davison from the School of English at the University of Nottingham.
Admission is £1.50, £1.00 for Broxtowe Leisure Card holders and free for under 16 years.
D.H. Lawrence Heritage, which has just been voted the Best Visitor Attraction at the Nottinghamshire STARS awards, is based around two highly-acclaimed sites. The attraction brings together a museum, heritage centre, gift shop, art gallery, meeting room facility, civil wedding venue and the newly-opened Colliery Bistro.
D.H. Lawrence Heritage, which includes the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre and D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, is open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10.00am until 4.00pm. The Museum opens at 11.00am with timed tours throughout the day. The Colliery Bistro, based at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am, serving a selection of breakfasts, light refreshments, main meals and Sunday lunches.
For more information or to receive a D.H. Lawrence Heritage annual events brochure please contact D.H. Lawrence Heritage on the information provided on the right or 'like' D.H. Lawrence on Facebook.
Page Last Updated: 27/06/2012