Monday, March 30, 2015

Lights... Camera... Present Arms!

The British Civil Wars - a new exhibition opening in Pontefract Museum on 2 May, will explore Pontefract's role in the civil wars.  Packed with unique and special objects from the museum collections and on loan to us, it will explore this fascinating and turbulent period of history.

Newly created armies in the civil wars relied on military manuals to help train new volunteers and recruits.  We have now made a short film to bring one of these manuals to life. 

The exercise of armes for calivres, mvskettes, and pikes
Jacob de Gheyn - 1565-1629

We went to the rather brilliant Histrionics to provide us with a soldier, and Martin, from The Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote re-enactment group, was our man.

So we set up a 'blank page' background...

Thanks to Martin, Dave and Mike for making the process so easy! 

You will be able to see the finished piece when the exhibition opens from 2nd May.

Special Event:
Museums at Night - The British Civil Wars
Thursday 14th may 6pm to 7.30pm
Lots of activities for all ages 

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