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Knutsford Heritage Open Days – what’s on this Friday?

By on September 7, 2017

This year sees the fifth Heritage Open Days festival held in Knutsford, with activities celebrating the local history going on in the town from 7th-10th September 2017. To help you plan your time at the festival, here’s what’s on tomorrow (Friday, 8th September 2017):

Turing’s Mechanical Calculator
Display of Turing’s calculator and his written order form as evidence of its provenance.
Tabley House Collection, Tabley Lane, Chester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0EZ

The Perfect Putt: Artificial Intelligence
Masterclass event to demonstrate how mathematics and computerisation have led to improve simulators such as the one used in this masterclass.
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Chester Road, mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6LJ

Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder reads the Quarter Sessions records
TV’s Judge Rinder – who read Modern History and Politicises at the University of Manchester – reads aloud from the Quarter Sessions records of the 1952 case Regina v Turing and Murray, in the actual courtroom where the trial took place.
The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

Jonathan Swinton: ‘Life, You Will Lose a Lover When I Die’
Specially commissioned site-specific version of a show premiered at The Portico Manchester in June 2017.
The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

Knutsford Enigma Demonstrations in The Courthouse
Demonstrations of a replica Enigma machine to give visitors the opportunity to understand and appreciate the intricacies of the Enigma.
The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

Alan Turing: Decoded
Sir Dermot Turing gives his unique insight into the life, work and legacy of his famous uncle, Alan Turing.
The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

The Brilliance of the Turing-Welchman Bombe

Paul Kellar MBE demonstrates the Checking Machine, a vital part of the Bombe, and talks extensively about Enigma and how its codes were broken.
The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

RE-DOCK ‘Regina v Turing & Murray’ performance
This new immersive theatrical performance from creative company RE-DOCK (working with the local community and LGBTQ artists across Greater Manchester) is a fresh interpretation of the trial and will take place in the court room where the trial took place (now The Courthouse Hotel). Created by artist Hwa Young Jung, an exhibition and virtual reality experience is also part of this landmark art event.
The Courthouse Hotel, Toft Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0PB

The Codes of Mixology in the Secret Bar
WW2 era ‘Speakeasy’ with cocktail experts on hand to run through the mathematics and science behind basic mixology and demonstrate how to make classic cocktails of the era, as well as sharing the secrets behind The Codebreaker, their specially created Alan Turing-inspired cocktail!
The Lost & Found, Princess Streeet, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6BW

To find out more about the full programme and what’s happening as part of the Knutsford Heritage Open Days, visit knutsfordpromenades.co.uk 

 

 

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