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May 8 @ 10:30 am - May 15 @ 4:00 pm
Labassa mansion is hosting an eight-day exhibition celebrating the women who lived there across two centuries. This 8-day exhibition opens on Sunday 1st May with former resident and actor Jane Clifton telling outrageous stories of life at the mansion in the bohemian 1970s.
The exhibition will draw on the National Trust’s costume and object collections as well as an archive of previously untold stories, photos and soundscapes. ‘Labassa Women’ features glamorous socialites, intrepid trailblazers and those rendered invisible through domesticity and divorce.
Highlights include: A recreation of an 1890 party, a 1970s party that spoofed a Shakespearean play (Midnight Summer’s Scream) and a tribute to the glamorous Louise Lovely, star of the silver screen.
Sunday 1 May 2.30pm Opening event with actor Jane Clifton
Monday 2 May through to Friday 6 May: Sessions: 10.30am – 12pm and 12.30pm – 2pm
Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May Sessions: 10.30am – 12pm; 12.30pm – 2pm; 2.30pm – 4pm.
Sunday 15 May Encore viewing: Labassa open day: Sessions: 10.30am – 12pm; 12.30pm – 2pm; 2.30pm – 4pm