Mikron Theatre: The Lacemakers

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20th April 2007 - 7.30pm

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

It is 1816 and William, who works in John Heathcoat's lace factory in Loughborough, is going to marry Sarah... Join us for the launch of Mikron's new show.

Sarah and WIlliam's ordered lives are about to be shaken up by larger events, when a Luddite mob attacks Heathcoat's factory, burning the lace and destroying fifty five lace frames. It is the start of a great adventure which will take William and Sarah far from home in their search for work.

An accompanying exhibition, The Lacemakers' Story: Loughborough, Luddites and Long Journeys, can be seen at Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, from Friday 20 April to Sunday 8 July 2007. The Friends of the Charnwood Museum have been working very hard on this exhibition and have been instrumental in the developmentof the show.

'The Lacemakers'hasalso been supported by Charnwood Museum, Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council.

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