Time for the Repatriation Tours

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This week I become ‘The Temporary Keeper of the Repatriation of Rural Artefacts’. Yep, I love words. Each day Senior Curator Vicki Slade and I will be taking back – albeit for only an hour – 2 artefacts that have a connection with a particular place. Accompanying us will be various experts to help us lead the discussion. Friday 6th Sept we are taking back a brick and milk bottle from the area to the Canalside Community Food, to look at the set up there and talk about buying local and food sustainability.

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Saturday 7th will find us at North Kenilworth Allotments, exploring the history of allotments, this site and the surge of interest in growing your own food. One of the items we will be  taking back is my personal favourite – a bean dibber. Not like the small one I have fond memories of my dad using on his allotment, but one a metre long, used by someone having to cover a large area.

And this is where we will be finishing our last tour on Sunday, at the Long Itch Micro Brewery in Offchurch, where we will be looking at the changing role of beer.  Should you want to join us for any of these free tours, and receive an artwork, please call Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum 01926 742700 or their  website

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