"Boston, Naturally" - Temporary exhibition
Visit Boston Guildhall and discover the works of Jean Ingelow and WB Thomas alongside other material from the museum collections to illustrate through paint and word the natural beauty of Boston and the surrounding fens and waterways. This exhibition was inspired, and was one of the many events, which supported Heritage Open Days this year and the theme "Natural Lincolnshire".
Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days is part of the National and European Heritage Open Days initative that takes place every September. Our exhibition will run into Spring 2017
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission 3pm.
Knights of Skirbeck!
The Knights of Skirbeck are joining us again this year - with medieval re-enactments that share how life would have been during the time that the Guildhall was built they are a wonderful group to interactive with or observe from a distance and learn more about Boston during the late 1300's and 1400's. With demonstrations including food, dentistry, games, Armour and more they are sure to be of entertainment for all. The opportunity for visitors of all ages to hold a sword or wear a helmet, listen to stories and enjoy the fashions of the time plus so much more brings the Guildhall to life and offers an alternative experience.
The Knights will be here
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October
10:30am - 3:30pm, last admission 3pm.
Boston Concert Club
The concerts are promoted by Boston Concert Club which aims to bring live, professional, quality music to the town and local schools. For 66 years the Club has brought a wide variety of music and performers, many of international repute, to our town. Every season performers are selected to give a varied range of styles, instruments and programmes with the aim of having something to appeal to everyone. You can become a member of the Concert Club at a fee of £45 or £40 for over 60s, which gives you access to all 6 of the concerts, otherwise you can buy a guest ticket for each concert at a cost of £10, if pre-booked, or £12 at the door.
Boston Guildhall is the venue for the first three of the six concerts
18th October 2016 - A String Trio, (Violin, viola and 'cello) - "Scarlet Trio"
15th November 2016 - A Woodwind Trio, music from Mozart to traditional Scottish - "Cullin Sound"
20th December 2016 - A Brass Quintet, music by Eward, John Rutter, Debussy and Christmas Items - "Northern Brass"
Doors will open at 7pm with the concerts begining at 7:30pm, there will be a short interval during the performances and the evening is expected to conclude at 9:30pm.
If you would like more information about any of these three concerts or wish to pre-book your tickets, please contact Boston Concert Club 01205 366018 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Silk Painting Workshop
Wednesday 26th October 2016
10:30am - 1:30pm at Boston Guildhall.
This activity is being delivered by Transported and is the next phase following on from the successful silk painting workshop held in Boston Market Place as part of one of the Family Fun Friday events in August. The first workshop enabled the first of the two pieces of art to be created in partnership with Transported and Boston Borough Council and this second workshop here at Boston Guildhall will be looking to create the final piece of the two. Why not join us and have a go at Silk Painting, creating a joint piece of artwork with others which along with the first work will be temporarily displayed here in Boston Guildhall in the future.
Please wear suitable clothing for this activity.
Recognised as Lincolnshire's foremost amateur orchestra, founded in 1996, giving orchestral concerts in and around Boston. Boston Sinfonia's 2015/2016 season will see the start of their 20th anniversary year in which they continue to provide enjoyable and inspiring performances. The orchestra has now gained an outstanding reputation for performances of fine classical music and has become very popular with audiences. It consists of musicians of all ages, from all over the county, with some travelling from much further afield. Under the direction of its Musical Director and Principal Conductor, Nigel Morley, its standard and popularity continues to improve.
Boston Guildhall welcomes Boston Sinfonia back for two events
Sunday 27th November 2016 - The Strings of Boston - Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings
Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Wind of Sinfonia - Mozart - Marriage of Figaro (Overture and Arias), Strauss - Serenade, Mozart - Grand Partita for 13 wind instruments.
Doors will open at 2:30pm with the concerts beginning at 3pm.
Tickets may be purchased from Harmony Music, West Street, Boston, 01205 355366
Adult Tickets - £10 in advance or £12 on the door, Children under 18 - Free
For more information about these two concerts, or any of Boston Sinfonia's other performances, please visit their website http://www.bostonsinfonia.org.uk/