THE jewel in the autumn crown at Ludlow Assembly Rooms is the arrival of a major exhibition, Titanic Honour and Glory, chosen as one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by The Times.

It’s an exhibition that’s already been seen by more than two million people and features rare and previously unseen artefacts from the liner’s passengers and crew. It will take you on a voyage of discovery as you experience and encounter history through personal stories. You can also see what it was like to travel on board the Titanic through a faithfully recreated two-berth third-class cabin from Titanic’s F deck, one of the first areas to flood after the collision with the iceberg.

The launch event features an illustrated talk by Sean Szmalc the curator of the exhibition and John Hodges, author of Titanic, the story of a stowaway aboard the ill-fated ship.

Elsewhere in a packed programme, you’ll find performing arts and visual arts, regular events including the poetry cafe and pudding club, with ReAct Youth Theatre and SmArt art classes for younger people.

Director Paula Redway has highlighted three events as her personal pick of the season: American folk roots with Michelle Shocked, “I’m the most sophisticated hillbilly you’ll ever meet”, Indo-jazz band Arun Ghosh who have been lighting up the British jazz scene since their debut at the London Jazz Festival in 2007, with intense and cathartic performances. Paula’s final pick is Moore, Moss, Rutter on Saturday, December 3, a trio of young musicians who play mainly traditional English, contemporary and self-composed tunes.

Dip into the autumn brochure and you’ll find an impressive variety of events to keep you entertained through the months of shortening days - there’s comedy from Andy Parsons, dance from 2Faced with In the Dust and music from Ralph McTell, the London Mozart Players and Keith James, and some fabulous treats for Christmas, with Image Musical Theatre back at the venue with Hansel and Gretel for children four and up, an evening of Christmas cabaret form singer-pianist double act Eleanor Meynell and Christopher Gould, and, to see you uproariously into the New Year, Oddsocks offer a right raucous rumbustious romp in their own idiosyncratic production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Take your pick of the autumn crop by dropping into the box office for a brochure or

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