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Talk, Tue 3 Oct 2017, £7.50

Theatr Brycheiniog

Theatr Brycheiniog


Brecknock Decorative & Fine Arts Society: Joanna Mabbutt - 'Behind The London Livery Companies – Objects & Stories'.

Over the centuries the Livery Companies of the City of London have accumulated fascinating treasures. Quirky, little known and intriguing, from illuminated ordinance books to cups for toasting and chains of office plus objects which represent their craft and trade reveal their history and their vital importance to the commercial life of the City of London.

Reinventing themselves despite ravages of fire and warfare, challenges to their monopolies and the disappearance of certain trades, today they are revived and thrive with 31 modern companies formed since 1945.

Surprisingly 42 Halls have survived or been rebuilt. These historic buildings, the setting for the private life of the Livery, retain commissioned portraits, furniture, silver and stained glass. Rare and curious items reveal the stories behind some of the world’s oldest crafts and guilds which have kept pace with modern times and are still very relevant today.

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Dates Times
Tue 3 Oct 2017 14:30


Tickets: £7.50
+Booking Fee of 50p per ticket for Theatr Brycheiniog events.


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Plan route to Theatr Brycheiniog using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 046281  Lat: 51.94319 Long: -3.38928

From Hereford A483. Do not take the first signpost for Brecon on the right, instead go to roundabout and follow the sign for Brecon, carry on straight past the Army Barracks until you reach a mini roundabout and take the next turning left (Rich Way). Follow on to next mini roundabout and turn left, Theatr Brycheiniog is next to the canal basin.

From Abergavenny (A40) After the dual carriageway you will come to a main roundabout, take the road into Brecon and follow the directions as above. From Merthyr / Sennybridge Take the road into Brecon over the Usk bridge carry on straight through the town, past the statue, over a zebra crossing and approx 150 yards turn right into Rich Way. Theatr Brycheiniog is on the left by the canal.

Accessible by Public Transport: 22 miles from Abergavenny station