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Craven Museum - the fascinating stories behind the Magna Carta and the Forest of Possibility

People are being given the chance to find out more about two fascinating exhibitions at Craven Museum.

Magna Carta

Two stimulating talks will take place on Monday June 1, from 7pm to 9pm, revealing the stories behind the current temporary exhibitions.

From 7pm Natasha Howes, Curator of the Forest of Possibility exhibition, will give a gallery tour of this fascinating collection of paper cuttings.

Howes is a curator of contemporary art with over 17 years' experience of working in major regional public galleries and on freelance projects. She is passionate about developing engaging contemporary art exhibitions which are accessible to all.

For this exhibition, she has brought together seven artists whose work invites you to enter a world of extraordinary encounters with the forest, its ancient trees, animals and plants that inhabit it. The forest is a place of potential, where myths and fairytales are created. Sinister or enchanted, it is a space for the subconscious, for dreams or nightmares.

This will be followed by a talk from Susan Broadhead on the Magna Carta, exploring how this fascinating document has shaped our laws for the past 800 years.

This talk will give a comprehensive overview of life under King John I and what drove the barons to unite and force through this seminal document.

There will be time during the evening to look round the Magna Carta exhibition, which features an exact replica of the Lincoln Magna Carta, one of only 25 produced as part of the 800 years of Magna Carta celebration.

The exhibition also features objects from the museum collection and an insight into how the Magna Carta was celebrated in the past.

The talks are free and refreshments will be available on the evening.