History Talk with York Alternative History & York Social
Date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014, at 7.30 pm
Venue: Denham Room, Priory Street Centre
Speakers: Pat and Martin Bashforth
Title: Diverse Evill-Disposed Persons
Behind the modern, comfortable presentation of Cannon Hall Country House Museum lie tales of war, revolution, murder, migration, poverty, theft, injustice and the role of women in the social turbulence of 17th century Yorkshire.
Can we combine history research with contemporary art practice to represent the past in today’s landscape?
Do these ignored stories surrounding Cannon Hall have any relevance to life in the 21st century?
What chance does such an ‘alternative history’ have of being seen and heard?
Pat and Martin Bashforth will use a variety of media to explore and present their research into the past and present of Cannon Hall and its surrounding landscape and invite your answers to questions like these.
[Free entry on the door, with a collection]