Thu 5th Sep 2019
Talk: Lets Talk about Hats
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Every first Thursday of the month, Wardown House, Museum and Gallery invites you to an evening talk related to our collections.
In September, Milliner Alva Wilson will be coming to talk about his inspiration behind his latest collection and recent display Hats by Alva Wilson - a collection of contemporary hat sculptures made from recyclable materials and inspired by Luton heritage.
Alva will be discussing the Luton hat trade using narratives from previous Lutonians who worked in the hat industry, in comparison to his own involvement in the hat industry. In particular, he will be focussing on the collaboration with Vauxhall Motors, and how making hats out of car parts has allowed him a new perspective.
Age Guidance: 12+
- Thursday, September 5, 2019
Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.
Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today.
The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.
The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.
Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Other Events
Thu 18th Jul 2019
Meet the Gardener
Meet Head gardener at Stockwood Discovery Centre for a morning exploring the world of gardens.
Tue 10th Sep 2019
Library Lates: Truth Street
Join David and a very special panel to hear excerpts from Truth Street, learn about the works development, and gain an insight into his very own Luton Library inspirations.
Sun 15th Sep 2019
Heritage Open Days: Up on the Roof
As part of the National Heritage Open Days, Luton Culture has organised a behind the scenes tour of Wardown House's roofs.