Embrace the ‘Blitz Spirit’ and ‘Muster The Troops’ at the Royal Armouries this September - Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Jitterbug back to the 1940s for a weekend of music, food and dance, celebrating the spirit of the Blitz at The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, on September 18 and 19.

Over the weekend, there’s a chance to get the 1940’s look with a hair and make-up workshop, to take part in swing dancing, put your best foot forward at a tea dance and belt out wartime favourites at a sing-along.

Event timetable as follows:

MUSTER THE TROOPS the following weekend, September 25 and 26, and charge to the museum to experience a glimpse of everyday life at the time of the English Civil Wars, featuring The Sealed Knot – the UK’s oldest and largest re-enactment society.

The event from 10am to 5pm each day, features a 17th Century Military Camp on Royal Armouries Square, re-enactments, musket drills and children’s pike drills as well as cannon firing displays to ensure each day goes with a bang!

General museum events will also run during both the Blitz and Civil War weekend events as usual – including:

For more details about the Royal Armouries – Britain’s oldest museum – visit www.royalarmouries.org

Media contact

Joss Loader
Tel: 07838 379599
Email: press@armouries.org.uk

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