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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.
Illustration students from The University of Gloucestershire will be showing a variety of illustrated artefacts, from books and magazines to printed tea towels, bags, cards and more. They will also be on hand to answer questions about courses and careers. If you are currently studying for GSCEs or A-Levels and are considering a degree course in illustration this is a fantastic opportunity to find out more.
Families with younger children can join Hannah Shaw for a morning workshop making mini picture books (pre-booking required). In the afternoon, Martha Lightfoot invites you to come and get creative at her drop in workshop making stand up characters and mini worlds. Other ‘illustrators in residence' for the day include Bill Jones, Tom Brown, Tracy Spiers and Helen Ambler, who's also an illustration tutor at SGS Stroud College.
“We're delighted to be collaborating with the University of Gloucestershire and celebrating the wonderful world of illustration' said Ann Taylor, Museum Learning Officer. “Its amazing how many talented, nationally acclaimed illustrators live locally. Tales of Nonsense will lift spirits and spark ideas for new stories too!”
The Illustrators Fair takes place at The Museum in the Park on Saturday 4th March from 11am until 4pm.
'Tales of Nonsense' opens on Saturday 25th February and shows until Sunday 19th March.
Saturday 4 March | 11am – 12.30pm | £2 per child ‘Make a Mini Picture Book' with Hannah Shaw
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 , cost £2 per child.
Booking necessary – call 01453 763394
Saturday 4 March | 2pm - 4pm | £2 per child Drop in Workshop: ‘Stand Up Creatures & Mini Worlds' with Martha Lightfoot
Join inventive local illustrator Martha Lightfoot and 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 .
December Deep Clean
It’s almost December and we’re once again getting that deep-clean feeling. The Museum will be closing its doors for 2017 from December 4, when we’ll be sprucing the place up for a reopening on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about exactly what we get up in this month of closing.
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
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.
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