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February 2020

Captain James Cook: A Culture of Music and Dance

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$10.00 – $15.00 88 tickets left
Friends Presentation - Captain Cook: A Culture of Music and Dance

Presented by Dr Heather Clarke Dr Heather Clarke will reveal the untold story of how Cook used dance to keep his sailors happy and healthy. The role of dance in cultural exchanges when he toured the South Seas, and how Lord Morton influenced these encounters. Discover how the social English country dances of the period reflected Cook’s popularity with the titles: Transit of Venus, Island of Love, South Sea, Omai, and Captain Cook’s Country Dance. Hear how the life and…

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March 2020

Abbey Trivia Night

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$15.00 100 tickets left
Abbey Museum Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum! Abbey Trivia is back on the 14th March 2020. Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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April 2020

Kids Dig It! – Oriental Family Fun 2020

April 14 @ 9:30 am - April 17 @ 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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The Abbey Museum is showcasing their Indian, Chinese and Japanese artefacts during a week of Oriental Family Fun. Explore these amazing cultures through hands on, fun activities for the whole family. Activities include: Hunt for artefacts in the Mini Archaeological Dig Learn the art of Archery Create a Karesansui (dry garden, also known as a Zen garden) Make a Chinese lantern Play ancient games - Pachisi (Indian ludo), Goh (Chinese game of strategy), Mokshapat (Indian snakes and ladders) Learn about…

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Secret Women’s Business: Feminine Hygiene in the Middle Ages

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$10.00 – $15.00 100 tickets left

By Rosalie Gilbert We don’t discuss it in polite company, because it’s one of Those Things. It’s not Nice. In fact, it’s a little bit gross. Medieval women faced many challenges like modern women today, some of them quite mundane. Nothing is more mundane than the workings of the woman’s body in her natural cycle, and yet we rarely discuss it. Medieval women faced the same issues with her reproductive organs that women have always faced, and in this talk,…

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May 2020

Abbey Trivia Night

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$15.00 100 tickets left
Trivia Night May

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum! Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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June 2020

Abbey Medieval Banquet

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Performing Arts Complex, St Michael’s College, 1 - 63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Qld 4510 Australia
Guests Feasting at Abbey Medieval Banquet

Enjoy an immersive evening of entertainment, mouth-watering delights and an enchanting atmosphere at the Abbey Medieval Banquet. The evening of authentic medieval food and entertainment begins with the traditional ritual of hand washing with scented rosewater. Our Lord Steward will guide you through the manners and customs of medieval banquet dining, while our friendly volunteer servers deliver heavenly dishes of medieval food to share. Under the protection Staraya Ladoga, the guard of our banquet hall, spend the night feasting, drinking and…

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Kids Dig It! – Medieval Family Fun Week 2020

June 29 @ 9:30 am - July 3 @ 3:00 pm

My Lords, my Ladies and gentlefolk all, medieval madness has take over the Abbey Museum. Join us on an exploration of life in the Medieval Europe, through hands on activities and crafts. Activities include: Archery - in 1252 CE, a law was passed requiring all Englishmen between 15 and 60 years old to own a bow and arrows. In 1363 CE they were obligated to practice every Sunday. Archaeological Dig - excavate for Medieval artefacts. Heraldry - create your own…

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July 2020

Abbey Medieval Banquet

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Performing Arts Complex, St Michael’s College, 1 - 63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Qld 4510 Australia
Feasting at the Abbey Medieval Banquet

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, mouth-watering delights and an enchanting atmosphere at the Abbey Medieval Banquet. The evening begins with the traditional ritual of hand washing with scented rosewater. Our Lord Steward will guide you through the manners and customs of medieval banquet dining, while our friendly volunteer servers deliver dishes of medieval food to share. Under the protection Staraya Ladoga, the guard of our banquet hall, spend the night feasting, drinking and being merry while our dancers, jesters and…

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Abbey Medieval Festival (Tournament Weekend)

July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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Knights in shining armour, damsels holding their own, a medieval market place and 5 tournaments! Where else would you want to be? This 2 day tournament allows visitors to experience life in the Middle Ages, specifically 600 to 1600AD in Europe and the Middle East. The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology together with re-enactors, jousters, performers, food vendors and merchants deliver one of Australia’s premier living history events. Take a stroll through the market place to find all you need to furnish…

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August 2020

Celts, Art & European Nationalism by Dr Dorothy Watts

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$10.00 – $15.00 100 tickets left
Celts, Art & European Nationalism

The ancient Celtic world produced numerous heroes and heroines, but many of these had been largely forgotten over the centuries. From the eighteenth century onward, there was renewed interest in the Celts largely emanating from Great Britain, and extending to those parts of Europe which had a Celtic past. This talk looks at how the various European nations have used figures from their Celtic history, legend and mythology to foster patriotism and national sentiment to the present day.

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