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Exhibitions

One Woman's Search

Tuesday 03/10/2017
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Sunday 03/12/2017

COST: Free

Part of our World War One Commemoration Programme

One Woman's Search
 

In 2014 we told the story of 'One Man's War' following Samuel Watkins as he disembarked for France in 1918. This complementary display will tell the moving story of Daisy, his wife, as she tries desperately to find Sam following his disappearance. Follow Daisy's story through original letters and other documents in this single-case display in the Foyer of the Museum.

Tales Through Others' Eyes

Saturday 11/11/2017
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Sunday 03/12/2017

COST: Free

Tales Through Others' Eyes
 

“A single experience can lead to many different responses - no two people see the world alike. It’s an easy thing to draw from life when informed by our own experience but to see through the eyes of others requires that we set out on a journey of imagination and empathy; to see clearly we might have to forget our own prejudices and preconceptions.” - Andrew Morrison, University of Gloucestershire

The Cheltenham Illustration Awards competition has been running for 10 years and attracts entries from across the world. Organised by the University of Gloucestershire, the Awards exhibition travels to venues such as London Book Fair and other galleries and universities, and is accompanied by a full colour hardback Annual.

The theme this year is ‘Tales through Others’ Eyes’, inviting us to imagine the world from a different perspective and reminding us that there are millions of lives beyond our own. Come and immerse yourself in this new collection of visual stories!

Please note that the exhibition will be closed Wednesday 22 November. Additionally we will be hosting our Festive Illustrators Fair in the Gallery on the weekend of the 2 and 3 December.

The exhibition will continue in the Near Year, showing from 1 to 28 January 2018. It will be accompanied by special events, workshops and a Festive Illustrators Fair, all organised in collaboration with staff and students from the University’s Illustration Department. For further details or to take part email museum@stroud.gov.uk

'La Niña Aurelia' by Dolores Phelps

Sunday 19/11/2017
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Sunday 03/12/2017
Various
COST:

'La Niña Aurelia' by Dolores Phelps
 

This MPhil/PhD illustration research project is a visual response to a memoir left to Dolores Phelps by her late mother, who was one of the 4,000 children evacuated from Bilbao by the ship Habana to Southampton in May 1937.

Dolores’ images are an interpretation of her mother’s memories of living in Bilbao during the Spanish Civil War - air raids, starvation, then the terrible voyage and starting life in the UK. Her work is also shaped by extensive research into the collective experiences and memoirs of other Basque refugee children who had to flee their homes and families.

Opening times vary, please call ahead to check before making a special visit. Tel: 01453 763394

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Di Wall: Soldiers' Sons, Shirts and Suffragettes

Thursday 23/11/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Di Wall: Soldiers' Sons, Shirts and Suffragettes
 

In this week's talk Di Wall takes a look at The Great War from the perspective of women. A fascinating, alternative look at events.

Family Events

Family Drop In Workshop: Greetings Cards, Tags and Badges

Saturday 25/11/2017
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Sunday 26/11/2017
11:30am - 3:30pm
COST: £1

Family Drop In Workshop: Greetings Cards, Tags and Badges
 

Get creative with inventive illustration students from the University of Gloucestershire and make colourful greetings cards, gift tags and badges. For ages 5 and above.

Workshops for Adults

Wreath Making Drop In Workshop

Sunday 26/11/2017
11:30am - 3:30pm
COST: £10

Wreath Making Drop In Workshop
 

Make a beautiful, festive Winter wreath to adorn your door. All materials and tea and coffee provided, but bring along some ribbons and special decorations to embellish your creation if you wish. For adults, and for young people.

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Steven Blake: John Bellamy, A Gloucestershire Travelling Showman

Thursday 30/11/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Steven Blake: John Bellamy, A Gloucestershire Travelling Showman
 

In 19th Century Britain travelling shows were very popular and John Bellamy's 'British Model Gallery' was one of the most well known. Join us for this talk that looks at the Gloucesterhsire-born man behind the show.

Special Events

Festive Illustrators Fair

Saturday 02/12/2017
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Sunday 03/12/2017
11:30am - 4:30pm
COST: Free Entry

Festive Illustrators Fair
 

Come along to admire and buy beautiful books, cards, gift wrap, bags and other marvellous and magical illustrated artefacts! A great chance to buy unique and unusual gifts and meet up and coming illustrators, students and makers.

Carol Singing

Sunday 03/12/2017
4:30pm
COST: Free

Carol Singing
 

Join Eleanor Holliday and friends for a festive sing-along to close the Museum’s 2017 programme and mark the start of the festive season. Everyone welcome, come and sing your hearts out!

Cinderella: A Magical Mini-Panto

Thursday 21/12/2017
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Friday 22/12/2017
11am & 2:30pm
COST: £8 adults/ £6 children/ £25 family

Cinderella: A Magical Mini-Panto
 

Come along for some festive fun and help Cinderella get to the ball! This wonderfully jolly show uses actors, puppets and a little help from the audience - great for all the family.

Tickets will be sold via the Subscription Rooms and the show will be held at Lansdown Hall in Stroud.

To book your tickets call the Subscription Rooms on 01453 760900.

Don't forget to take advantage of our Early Bird Offer with tickets at just £7 for adults, £5 for children and £20 for a family!

Select a date from the calendar to see what’s on.  We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays and in August).

 
 
 
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From the Collection

View of Wallbridge, Stroud, c.1790, artist unknown. This popular painting on display in the Museum shows Wallbridge in Stroud at a time when spinners and weavers worked at home in their cottages.

 
 

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