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- Echoes in Enamel Project
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- Beaker Boy
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- The Gate to The Secret Garden Print
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- Walled Garden Plan
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- Secret Garden Public Photography Day 2013
- The first Walled Garden Residency by Quercus
- Only the Flame Remains: A Collection of Poems
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Autumn Celebration - Apples & Pumpkins Day
On Sunday 30 October for the first time this popular event will be held in Stroud's Secret Garden.
Stroud Valleys Project are really pleased to be working with the Museum in the Park again this year to bring you the Apples and Pumpkin Day (30th October 2016). Children of all ages, families and anyone with an interest in Apples and Pumpkins are invited to this FREE event!
This will be the first time the event has been held in the new Walled Garden, where a tiny orchard is just beginning to grow.
The day will include a number of apple and pumpkin related activities.
Apple Pressing will take place 11am–12.30 and from 2-3pm. People should bring only one carrier bag of apples for pressing and if they want to take the juice home they should bring a suitable bottle.
Pumpkins can be dropped off at the Museum from 11am-3.30pm. Pumpkins brought after this time must be by prior arrangement.
The day will end with Pumpkin judging at 5.30, with special guest judge Cindy Jefferies, Director of Stroud Children's Book Festival. Stroud Valleys Project will offer prizes from their eco shop in four categories:
- Best carved home grown pumpkin
- Best pumpkin carved by a primary school child
- Best carved pumpkin by a secondary school pupil and,
- Best pumpkin carved by a family.
Apple cake and warm drinks will be on sale throughout the day with the proceeds raising funds for both Stroud Valleys Project and the Museum in the Park. A display of heritage apples from Days Cottage orchard will also be presented - the names alone are a delight!
This is bound to be a fun way of celebrating Autumn and the apple and pumpkin harvest.
Animation in Stroud
Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.
Tales of Nonsense...
To coincide with the ‘Tales of Nonsense' 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibition at the Museum in the Park, a pop up Illustrators' Fair is set to be staged on Saturday 4th March.
Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
One highlight from our recent acquisitions case is a 1971 booklet showing an artist's impression of the main hall.
Inspired Tales - Storytelling Workshop For Adults
Celebrate this year's National Storytelling Week and try the storyteller's craft for yourself in a Sunday workshop at Stroud's Museum in the Park on 5 February.
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