A POPULAR series of talks is set to return to The Beacon Museum this autumn.
Talking Tuesdays, a series of fascinating talks on subjects such as local history, art and science will return to the museum on September 10.
The talks attracted over 200 different visitors in 2018 and featured sessions from a local history researcher, war photographer and a colonel.
The season will start on Tuesday, September 10 with a practical self-help session around combating bad posture and movement.
Karen Douglas de Fenzi is one of Britain’s leading bodily movement specialists, and practices low-level exercise movement Hanna Somatics.
Ms Douglas de Fenzi will be leading the introductory session which will give attendees some quick tips on how to prevent pain and stiffness whether at home or at work.
On October 8, author Ray Greenhow will be telling the story of John Kent, the UK’s first black police officer.
Mr Kent lived and worked around Carlisle and West Cumbria, and his story is one of pioneering talent, as a renowned detective in the early Victorian era.
The session on November 12 will feature American historian Dr Chris Donaldson, who will be covering the history of satire through the ages. Dr Donaldson will be focusing in on satirical pieces from within Cumbria from the Georgian era.
Alan Irwin, Business Development Manager at The Beacon Museum, said: “Talking Tuesdays have successfully provided a meeting place and activities for retired people, or others who simply have some free time during the day.
“Over the course of the group’s first year, we have had over 200 different people attend, and we see a different audience come along for each session based on the topic for the month.
“I would urge anyone who has considered similar activities to come along and get involved.
“There is always the prospect of tea and cakes, along with a fascinating talk or performance.
“Last season we had fantastic variety, from science experiments to the American Wild West and also a Christmas sing song.”
Talking Tuesdays take place at 2pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Entry costs £5 per person and pre-booking is recommended. Visitors can call 01946 592302 to book, or visit www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk for more information.