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- 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.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
Museum retains national quality mark
The Museum in the Park retains official tourist board's quality assurance mark
Children's Festival coming to town this weekend...
Art, music, storytelling and ground-breaking opera for the young at heart! An action-packed weekend of events coming to Stroud celebrating both nature and literature.
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