East Midlands Napoleonic Days

Festival, Talk
from 07/03/2020 to 08/03/2020
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The fourth East Midlands ‘Napoleonic Days’ weekend will take place at Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire on Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March, 2020. This admission free event will include a wide variety of talks and exhibitions, as well as  wargaming, demonstrations, and family activites.

East Midlands Napoleonic Days

The event will be hosted in the former drill hall of the South Notts Hussars (stair access).

Named in reference to the period, not just to the man himself, the weekend will not only have a military focus; there will be costume balls as well as cannon balls!

Saturday’s main event will be the NG13 Wargamers. This year their focus will be, “After Waterloo: Lecourbe’s Campaign on the Eastern Front”. The NG13 gamers are a popular attraction, with their superb figures and scenery.

Sunday will see the lively ‘Hands-on History’ attraction for the younger visitors, presented by Michael Kirkby and Edward Hammond. Here, visitors will be offered the chance to pick up historical items, play games, and dress up!

Once again, there will be a bookshop selling works by the speakers, as well as plenty of other titles of general Georgian/Napoleonic interest.

Bacon butties, cakes, ship’s biscuit and light lunches will be available on site at Cafe Corsica.

The programme will run 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday.

The event is sponsored by HELION & CO. and THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION.

HELION & CO. is one of the world’s leading publishers of military history, while THE WATERLOO ASSOCIATION promotes understanding of the battle and Britain’s role in the Napoleonic Wars.

Programme of Events:

NG13 Wargamers: After Waterloo: Lecourbe’s Campaign on the Eastern Front
Michael Kirkby/ Edward Hammond – Hands-on History

Programme of Speakers:

Saturday 7 March, 10am – 5pm
10.00: Peter Youds, Opening Volley: a collection of introductions and small talk
11.00:  Andrew Bamford, Outraged of Arizona: Why we’re still arguing about the War of 1812
12.00: Carole Divall, Lord Byron: Poet and Radical Peer

1.00: Lunch

2.00: Gareth Glover, The Real Story of the 52nd Foot at Waterloo: Warts and all
3.00: Jacqueline Reiter, More Than Just Signals: The Mysterious Sir Home Popham
4.00: Paul Chamberlain, Captain Daniel Woodriff RN: A tale of prisoners of war, convicts, Irish rebels and French designs on Australia

Sunday 8 March, 10am – 4pm
10.00: Peter Hammond, More Military Families of Nottinghamshire
11.00:  Garry Wills, Wellington at Bay: the Battle of Villamuriel, 25th October 1812
12.00: Martin Stoneham, Lt Col Sir Richard Fletcher RE

1.00: LUNCH

2.00: Peter Youds, Napoleon: Master or Monster?
3.00: Mal Nicholson, HMS Pickle

(Presentation from the event site)


Location: Long Acre Studios, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, UK, NG13 8BG

Date: Saturday 7 March – Sunday 8 March 2020

Admission: Free, but entry permitted on a first come, first served basis due to limited capacity

Click here for the event website.

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