What’s on

Museum programme of events

This page is regularly updated with inclusion of new events as they are arranged.

For more information, contact:  The Curator – Tel: 01962 828549. e-mail: curator@rgjmuseum.co.uk.

Booking can also be made on-line. Click here to make a booking.

Evening Talk – 13th March 2018

‘Thank you Rifleman Bush, for bungling the Execution’.

An evening of reminiscence and poetry with Leo Aylen

6.15pm Tuesday 13 March 2018 in The Kincaid Gallery,

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum.

Leo Aylen, poet author, actor, director, broadcaster and screenwriter was a National Service Subaltern with 2 KRRC in Germany.  He will share his memories of amateur soldiering in the West’s front line forces in Germany confronting the threat of Russian invasion – a poet’s amused and bemused recollections of a few incidents and encounters, emphatically not military reminiscence, that lead into later encounters with war, soldiers and the poetry which arose out of them.  His encounter with the Falklands War was a comedy of disconnected incidents; his encounter with the South African civil war was personal and painful..  The poet-painter David Jones, author of In Parenthesis – probably the best of all the books written about life in the First World War trenches – specially requested that Leo Aylen should direct the film on his life and work “Steel Be My Sister” which became the HTV entry for the Italia Prize.  “Steel Be My Sister” was rescreened in 2016 and 2017, and there are current discussions about screening it in America.

Tickets for the talk, including a glass of wine plus canapes after the talk, cost £15.00 per person (£12.50 for Friends of the Museum).  To book online:   click here  or   email:  curator@rgjmuseum.co.uk   or     telephone 01962 828549

Evening Talk – 11th April 2018

Lonely Courage – the story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi occupied France

An evening talk by Rick Stroud

6.15pm Wednesday 11th April 2018

in The Kincaid Gallery

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum.

Tickets for the talk, including a glass of wine plus canapes after the talk cost £15.00 (£12.50 for Friends of the Museum).  To book email: curator@rgjmuseum.co.uk or telephone 01962 828549