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Events in March 2017

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Alan Pilbeam

Thursday 02/03/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Alan Pilbeam
 

This week we discover how the Forest of Dean became a holiday destination, after the railways opened up new leisure opportunities for the public.

Advance booking and payment is necessary for all events, please call us on 01453 763394 or ask at reception during your next visit.

Special Events

Illustrators Fair

Saturday 04/03/2017
11am - 4pm
COST: Free

Illustrators Fair
 

Interested in studying illustration at degree level or wanting to find out more about the inventive, diverse world of illustration? Come along to our Illustrators Fair, organised by the University of Gloucestershire’s Illustration Department and meet illustrators and illustration students. This is also an excellent opportunity to admire or buy diverse illustrated books and artefacts created by local artists and designers. Families can also enjoy Tracy Spiers’ brand new Mad March Hare trail which will be launched today.

Workshops for Children

Workshop: Make a Mini Picture Book with Hannah Shaw

Saturday 04/03/2017
11am - 12:30pm
COST: £2

Workshop: Make a Mini Picture Book with Hannah Shaw
 

Join us for this special workshop as part of our all-day Illustrators' Fair!

Make a mini picture book to take home with popular local author and illustrator Hannah Shaw. Listen to some of Hannah’s new animal stories and have a go a making a short illustrated story based around an animal character.

For families with children aged 6 and above, cost £2 per child.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Family Events

Drop in Workshop: Stand Up Creatures & Mini Worlds with Martha Lightfoot

Saturday 04/03/2017
2pm - 4pm
COST: £2

Drop in Workshop: Stand Up Creatures & Mini Worlds with Martha Lightfoot
 

Join us for this special workshop as part of our all-day Illustrators' Fair!

Inventive local illustrator Martha Lightfoot  will be showing us how to make a fabulous mini stand up character and a mini paper world for them to have adventures in. Let your imagination soar, and be as serious or as silly as you like!

A drop in workshop for families with children aged 6 and above. 

Exhibitions

Moving Art: Animation in Stroud

Tuesday 07/03/2017
to
Sunday 23/04/2017

COST: Free

Moving Art: Animation in Stroud
 

 

Extended by popular demand!

Did you know that Stroud was once home to a famous animation studio? Find out more about this fascinating, untold story in our new Gallery Two exhibition.

Accompanied by a series of special workshops, take advantage of this opportunity to discover more of Stroud's rich and varied history.

This exciting project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England through their Grant for the Arts programme which is funded by the National Lottery.

Please note that Gallery Two is a shared use space. Please call ahead on 01453 763394 to avoid disappointment.

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Paul Barnett

Thursday 09/03/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Paul Barnett
 

Join us and  the ever-popular Paul Barnett for another intriguing talk about the rich history of the River Severn.

Advance booking and payment is necessary for all events, please call us on 01453 763394 or ask at reception during your next visit.

Special Events

Moving Art!: Storyboard Workshop for Young People with Jay Clarke of Aardman Animations

Saturday 11/03/2017
11:30am - 1:30pm
COST: £5

Moving Art!: Storyboard Workshop for Young People with Jay Clarke of Aardman Animations
 

Young cartoonists and aspiring animators aged 12-17 are invited to join Jay Clarke for a storyboard workshop. An amazing opportunity to learn from a professional - be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

This exciting project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England through their Grant for the Arts programme which is funded by the National Lottery.

Moving Art!: Storyboard Workshop for Adults with Jay Clarke of Aardman Animations

Saturday 11/03/2017
2:30pm - 4:30pm
COST: £5

Moving Art!: Storyboard Workshop for Adults with Jay Clarke of Aardman Animations
 

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at creating animated pictures then this is your chance to take the first step! Join Jay Clarke and see how he creates storyboards at Aardman Animations and then have a go at creating your own storyboard. 

An amazing opportunity to learn from a professional - be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

This exciting project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England through their Grant for the Arts programme which is funded by the National Lottery.

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Rose Hewlett

Thursday 16/03/2017

COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Rose Hewlett
 

Rose will be talking about how the War affected life in local villages, based on her new book.

Advance booking and payment is necessary for all events, please call us on 01453 763394 or ask at reception during your next visit.

Special Events

A Poetry Reading

Thursday 16/03/2017
7:30pm
COST: Free

A Poetry Reading
 

Join us for an evening of poetry reading to celebrate the launch of two new pamphlets from Stroud Poets. The evening will include readings from Tim Bannon, Mark Huband, Jehanne Mehta, Jacqui Stearn, Steven Morris and Helena Petre.

Workshops for Children

Moving Art: Flick Book Children's Workshop with Tracy Spiers

Saturday 18/03/2017
2pm - 4pm
COST: £5

Moving Art: Flick Book Children's Workshop with Tracy Spiers
 

Children aged 7 to 12 are invited to join local illustrator Tracy Spiers and make their own simple flick book, learning the first steps of animation along the way. This special workshop is part of the ‘Animation in Stroud’ pop up programme celebrating the little know story of the early days of animated films in the UK.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

This exciting project has been made possible by a grant from Arts Council England through their Grant for the Arts programme which is funded by the National Lottery. 

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Richard Cann

Thursday 23/03/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Richard Cann
 

This week's talk is an introduction to the use of glass in church architecture, the making of stained glass, illustrated (in the main) with the windows of Gloucester Cathedral.

Advance booking and payment is necessary for all events, please call us on 01453 763394 or ask at reception during your next visit.

Workshops for Adults

Floral Design Workshop: A Victorian Posy

Saturday 25/03/2017
10am - 1pm
COST: £55

Floral Design Workshop: A Victorian Posy
 

Join Katherine Kear and her team for this unqiue opportunity to receive expert tuition on how to produce historically influenced foral arrangements. Set in the Pavilion out in our newly opened Walled Garden, this is a wonderful opportunity for floral creativity!

Refreshments and all materials will be provided. To book please telephone 07774979844 or email floralcreativity@gmail.com.

Friends Events

Lecture with Dr John Chandler: Tales of the Severn

Saturday 25/03/2017
2pm
COST: £7.50/£5 Friends

Lecture with Dr John Chandler: Tales of the Severn
 

Join the Friends of the Museum for scintillating tales from the Severn!

Booking necessary, please call on 014553 763394.

Exhibitions

Anglia Textile Works Spring Exhibition

Saturday 25/03/2017
to
Sunday 23/04/2017

COST: Free

Anglia Textile Works Spring Exhibition
 

Anglia Textile Works is a small but well-established group of eight contemporary textile artists based in East Anglia.  In 2017 the group celebrates its twentieth birthday.

This exhibition will include two specially made works, one inspired by Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ and another on the theme of ‘red’, to reflect Stroud’s tradition of making cloth for soldiers’ uniforms.  Each artist will also exhibit two other pieces.

The group began their collaboration in 1997 to provide a stimulating environment in which to develop artistically, experiment with new ideas and techniques and find a wider audience for the innovative work being accomplished today in the textile arts.

Most of the group have a background in quilting – two are former Presidents of The Quilters’ Guild - but each has her own distinctive style.  They are united by a delight in both process and materials and the desire to translate their own creative visions on to the textile surface.  Many of them are inspired by the special qualities of the East Anglian landscape.

www.angliatexileworks.co.uk

Special Events

Meet the Makers Lunchtime Exhibition Opening

Saturday 25/03/2017
12pm - 2pm
COST: Free

Meet the Makers Lunchtime Exhibition Opening
 

Call in and enjoy a glass of juice or fizz, see the new exhibition and meet members of the Anglia Textile Works.

Family Events

Family Drop In Workshop: Cards and Crafts for Mother's Day

Sunday 26/03/2017
11am - 3:30pm
COST: £2 per activity

Family Drop In Workshop: Cards and Crafts for Mother's Day
 

Brighten up your Mum's day with some hands-on creative, crafty fun. Make a card, a brooch or both!

All ages welcome for card making, but brooch making is a little more fiddly and is recommended for children aged seven and over.

Exhibitions

Sue Brown Foyer Installation: Letters Home

Tuesday 28/03/2017
to
Sunday 18/06/2017

COST: Free

Sue Brown Foyer Installation: Letters Home
 

The latest in Sue's World War One Artist in Residence series. This installation will take inspiration from the Museum's collection of letters and postcards received in the Stroud District by the friends and families of the men away at war.

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with David Walton

Thursday 30/03/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with David Walton
 

Join us for a look at Gimson and the Barnsleys and the local Arts and Crafts movement.

Advance booking and payment is necessary for all events, please call us on 01453 763394 or ask at reception during your next visit.

Special Events

Meet the Artist: Sue Brown

Friday 31/03/2017
11am - 3pm
COST: Free

Meet the Artist: Sue Brown
 

Meet our artist in residence, Sue Brown, and find out how she made the latest installation for 'Echoes in Enamel, Letters from the Front'. Sue will demonstrate Gum Arabic transfer and talk about the inspiration behind the new piece on display in the Museum foyer.

Exhibitions

Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast

Saturday 27/05/2017
to
Saturday 25/06/2016

COST: Free

Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
 

An Exploration of All Things Geological through an Artist's Fossil Myopia

Adam White interrogates geology through a series of giant experimental watercolours and votive objects that address the vital human concerns of our origins, hidden mythologies of the present day, how and why we think, the mystery of life and death, and the wilful blurring of belief and science.

Exhibits include ‘Petrifaction by Numbers’, a giant geological map of the British Isles made from crushed rock pigments; ‘The Vertebrae and the Spineless Wonder’, transparent dinosaur bones turned into votive objects which carry human stories marooned inside them, and ‘The Ichthyosaur’, a 195-million-year-old Jurassic Ichthyosaur found by the artist in Gloucestershire. It is the most complete ichthyosaur currently known in the county.

The artist will be in residence every Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.

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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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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