Explore Babworth Arts Exhibition online as part of Pilgrims Festival 2020

Nov 19, 2020

This year's Pilgrims Festival Babworth Art Exhibition is going online.

For the last four years, this exhibition has been an important part of the Pilgrims Festival which commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrim families' journey to North America in 1620.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage and, in line with the current COVID-19 restrictions, you will be able to view the exhibition online here from Saturday 21 November to Saturday 28 November.

All work on display in the exhibition was inspired, in some way, by the Separatist and Mayflower Pilgrims' story.

There are some photographs of the previous years' exhibitions for those who missed them – nostalgic for those who were there.

The Pilgrim Embroideries are included, as is a link to a video of Jenny King, the lead embroiderer, explaining about the work.

Thanks to everyone who contributed a stitch over the years and to those who bought cards or who donated to the framing.

You can watch a video about Babworth Church from 'Where It All Began' and another by local author Adrian Gray on the Nottinghamshire Prophetess.

There are a range of paintings, music and other art forms, many of which have not been displayed before – certainly not in this format - and some with information from the artists about their work.

Bassetlaw Christian Heritage (BCH) is delighted to have received support from Bassetlaw District Council which, in turn, has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Special thanks to the team at the Pilgrims Gallery at Bassetlaw Museum for their hard work and inspiration and to all of the local artists for their brilliant work.

To find out more about the story, visit www.bassetlawchristianheritage.com; www.pilgrimroots.co.uk; the Pilgrims Gallery in Bassetlaw Museum, Retford; the Pilgrims Museum at The Hub in Churchgate, Retford; and the Pilgrims Room at the United Reformed Church in Gainsborough (Government restrictions allowing – please check before travelling).

Information is also available at www.bassetlawchristianheritage.com

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