Open weekend 2
Oh dear, I'm so late tonight! Scamper scamper!
Well today my plan to blip all four of Winchester's Heritage Open Days (as I now know they're called) slightly fell apart. I wanted to do all sorts of nice things, like visiting the book bindery but so many events were full up. Apparently I should have started to plan a month ago. I would, if I'd known..
But at least there were a few things that you could just turn up for. What I was left with today was the Great Hall, which I've blipped from several times before, but visitors shared the space with 4 musicians collectively called Courtlye Musick. They played replica sackbuts, shawms, etc and sang Tudor love songs. And actually they were wonderful. I stayed an hour bowled out by the music and fighting the light (of which there was very little and all coming from behind - that was the challenge).
So this is one member of Courtlye Musick playing some sort of viol. Phew!
Hope the evening's treating you well xx