Bury Adult Learning is teaming up with The Fusilier Museum to sketch and capture Charlie Hunter, a First World War soldier.
Daniel Jessop, the museum’s learning officer, is dressing up as Charlie and posing for sketching and photographing in rooms where L.S. Lowry once taught. On hand will be David Norris and Ian Clegg, both expert Bury Adult Learning tutors.
This unique opportunity, on 15 April, provides access to the museum’s top floor, once home to the borough’s learning centre. The Arts and Crafts centre, as it was then known, moved out in 2005 and the museum opened in 2009. The museum has recently applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding to develop the museum’s top floor into additional learning space.
The costumed Charlie is based on the real Charlie Hunter, a Salford lad featured in the museum’s temporary exhibition "The Lads of Regent Road". The exhibition follows three men from the Ordsall area of Salford through their service during the First World War.
Helen Field, the museum’s general manager, said “We’re delighted to be working with Bury Adult Learning. Last November saw a very successful photography session on the top floor and we look forward to seeing sketches and photographs produced by learners. Do come along!”
To book your place, contact Bury Adult Learning on 0161 253 7501.
Issued: 3 April 2013.