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|Title:||St Leger festival exhibitions|
|Author:||Doncaster Museum |
|ID & Publication:||20130911006 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Local) |
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery is holding TWO special exhibitions in celebration of the St Leger Festival Week 2013.
MALLARD – A DONCASTER THOROUGHBRED is a celebration of world speed record holder Mallard, built in Doncaster in 1938, and the other A4 locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. Display includes nameplates from other famous A4s such as Seagull, Kingfisher, Silver King and P2 Cock o’ the North. Visitors will be able to see Sir Nigel’s Boardroom Table on which the original designs and other papers would have been displayed.
Rare artefacts from the Doncaster Grammar School Railway Collection are also included and never before seen in public. One of these is the original Royal Coat of Arms of Canada, borrowed by the National Railway Museum for the restoration of Dominion of Canada. Visitors will also be able to see a model of the ‘Golden Eagle’ A4 built in the Doncaster Works by apprentices as well as Cuneo’s original masterpiece ‘Giants Refreshed’ which was used for the famous LNER poster of the same name.
Also on display are several letters and notebooks written by Gresley giving a rare insight into the man whose genius gave Doncaster a world speed record which has lasted 75 years. The exhibition runs from 6 September to 2 November.
HORSING AROUND runs from 31 August - 12 October and brings together some of the finest equine images from Doncaster Council’s collection, including works by J.F. Herring and Charles Simpson.
Shown alongside works from our collection are a series of watercolours by Barnsley based artist Joanne Kitson. Joanne has created the works especially for this exhibition.
Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Tourism, said: ‘Whether you are a horse racing fan, a locomotive enthusiast or not, the St Leger Festival Week 2013 has something for everyone. These two exhibitions at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery are well worth a visit and are free to enter. Make sure you pick up a festival programme and make plans to enjoy our week-long festival of art, culture, heritage and racing.’
The St Leger Festival Week 2013 runs from 6 – 15 September and is sponsored by Ladbrokes.
Other St Leger Festival Week 2013 highlights include:
• Mallard on display at Freightliner Ltd's Railport depot
• Doncaster Live music festival, headlined by the Buzzcocks
• Daily Virgin hot air balloon flights from Cusworth Hall
• Afternoon Teas at the Mansion House
• The Roman Army outside the Minster
• An evening of Mozart and Beethoven in the Mansion House
• Ale tasting at the Minster
• Four days of world class horse racing at Doncaster Racecourse
A pocket-sized festival guide is available at information points across the borough and also online at www.visitdoncaster.co.uk follow @StLegerFestival on Twitter or like us on facebook www.facebook.com/stlegerfestival Use our hash tag #StLegerFestival to keep up-to-date with the latest updates.
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