AN exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite works by James Smetham, a prominent English painter and engraver, will be on display at Bewdley Museum starting Saturday.

The exhibition, titled 'James Smetham, Pre-Raphaelite Outsider', is on loan from Oxford Brookes University and will run until Sunday, October 29.

Smetham, who was a devout Methodist, taught art at Wesleyan Normal College and had close relationships with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Ruskin, both significant figures in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

This exhibition adds to the busy schedule of events at the museum this month, including the Murder Mystery evening on Saturday, September 9, which has sold out. 

Starting on Saturday, September 16, there will be a weekend of Medieval and Tudor life being re-enacted.

On Saturday, September 23, the Black Country Steamers will be exhibiting their miniature steam engines in the orchard of Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Gardens.

The month will conclude with a performance by the Bewdley Concert Band in the Green Theatre.