Gather around a banqueting table for a 45-minute immersive experience re-creating the sights, sounds and tastes of a 1634 royal banquet and Jacobean theatrical extravaganza. Research on themes of earthly and heavenly love in Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy by Professor Angie Hobbs sheds light on Dr Crosby Stevens’ findings on the iconography of Bolsover Castle’s paintings in the Heaven and Elysium Closets.
Meet Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria. Be escorted through period music, theatre, food and costume by cavalier, poet and courtier Sir William Cavendish with talks by Professor Angie Hobbs and Dr Crosby Stevens.
There'll also be free, drop-in craft activities for all the family with Ignite Imaginations, 10am-3pm, inviting you to make a mask and draw your dreams.
Hosts are Professor Angie Hobbs, Philosophy and Dr. Crosby Stevens, musicians from University of Sheffield, Department of Music and Dead Earnest Theatre.