Broxbourne Borough Council

Broxbourne Borough Council

Broxbourne Borough Council is a district council in south-east Hertfordshire located along the A10 and the River Lea. Our cultural offer includes Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon, The Spotlight (theatre), a large number of parks and open spaces in which a range of activities and project take place, events in town centres, and arts development projects with the local community including music and art projects for young people, intergenerational initiatives. As host to the London 2012 canoe slalom event, Broxbourne was very active in the Cultural Olympiad and will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Museum

Opening hours

Dependent on activity.

Admission charges

Dependent on activity - majority of our activities are free or low-cost.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Stephen Warner: One Man's Journey Through War

  • 19 May — 22 September 2018 *on now

Lowewood museum’s First World War exhibition: “Stephen Warner: One Man’s Journey through War” will be open to the public from Saturday 19th May.

Stephen Warner, the great grandson of John Warner of Hoddesdon, kept a day-by-day account of his journey through the First World War. These diaries, which are part of Lowewood Museum’s collection, provide an insight into an individual’s experience of the First World War. For the first time these diaries are being shared online, published monthly on the museum’s blog site www.lowewoodmuseum.com, 100 years after they were written.

The Museum has successfully worked with pupils from the John Warner School to create several short films which will be on display in the museum. These and the digitised Stephen Warner diaries will be accessible on the website.

From 19 May 2018, there will be an exhibition themed around Stephen Warner's diaries.
Objects for display have already been located including loans from the Museum of Military Medicine, Essex Regiment Museum and the Royal Gunpowder Mills.

The event schedule is:

• Saturday 19 May 2018 – Saturday 27 September 2018: ‘Stephen Warner One Man’s Journey through War’, Exhibition open to the public
• Saturday 19 May 2018, 6pm-9pm: ‘Pack up your Troubles’, A wartime entertainment experience (late night opening themed on wartime concerts with dancing, music and refreshments)
• Saturday 26 May, 11am-4pm: Digging Deeper: Stephen Warner Exhibition Launch day (day of activities all associated with events that Stephen describes in his diaries such as poppy making craft, fake-wound / make-up and talks by a re-enactor)
• Saturday 11 August, 11am-4pm: Family Fun Day (family fun inspired by the First World War exhibition, with postcard decorations, pavement art and more)
• Thursday 16 August, 12pm-3pm: Medal Making (a drop-in activity)
• Friday 14 September, 10am – 3pm: Conference (AM lectures/talks in the Spotlight, Lunch around 12.30 – 13.00, followed by a tour round the exhibition/museum and object handling session

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Lowewood Museum
High Street
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire
EN11 8BH
England

Getting there

Phone 01992 445596 or visit https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/leisure-lowewood-museum-town-centres-hoddesdon/exhibitions

Services and facilities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Poppy Bear

  • 22 September 2018 7:30-10pm

On Saturday 22 September at 7:30pm, Hoddesdon Library will be hosting the play Poppy Bear which is about a young boy finding out what happened to his Great Grandfather, who was called Poppy Bear, during the First World War.
Tickets £7 from the Library or online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Hoddesdon Library
98a High Street
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire
EN11 8HD
England

Admission

£7 (available from Hoddesdon Library or online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/libraries

Website

https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/FirstWorldWarCentenaryProgramme

Free Poppy Workshop - Monday 24 September

Love Hoddesdon Poppy Project

  • 24 September 2018 10:30am-1pm

The ‘Love Hoddesdon’ team, in conjunction with Broxbourne Council, the Royal British Legion and Hoddesdon Parish Church are making special efforts this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

Local schools, groups and individuals have been involved in both knitting poppies and making poppies from plastic bottles to help decorate key landmarks in the town in the lead up to Remembrance Day Parade and Service on Sunday 11th November. The aim is to decorate the town with around 1,000 knitted poppies and 10,000 plastic poppies, from Friday 2nd November to Friday 16th November, as follows:

1) War Memorial - knitted poppies will be displayed around the railings on the morning of Sunday 11th November.
2)Clock Tower - plastic poppies will be mounted on 4 separate sections of netting around the lower section of the Tower immediately above the canopy roof. These will be lit during the evenings.
3) Jubilee Shelter - plastic poppies will be mounted on 4 separate sections of the ironwork immediately below the canopy roof.
4) Hoddesdon Parish Church (Rose Garden dedicated by Royal British Legion) - plastic poppies will spell out the number ‘100’, which will be pegged to the grass bank in front of the Rose Garden.

A workshop will be held on Monday 24 September (10:30am-1pm) to cut, shape, paint and create beautiful plastic poppies for the display.

Or pop in and collect a free knitting / crochet pattern to help decorate Hoddesdon War Memorial

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Mayhem Theatre Arts
Brewery Road
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire
EN11 8HF
England

Getting there

Between Hoddesdon High Street and Sainsburys. Hoddesdon is in Hertfordshire on the A10

Admission

N/A

Broxbourne Borough Council
Bishops College
Churchgate
Cheshunt
Hertfordshire
EN8 9XF
England

Website

E-mail

leisure@broxbourne.gov.uk

Telephone

01992 785555

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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