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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.
World-class opera for children is coming to Stroud this weekend (7th, 8th, 9th July). It's part of an action-packed weekend of events celebrating both nature and literature.
OperaUpClose are bringing its touring production of Ulla's Odyssey to The Cotswold Playhouse on Sunday 9 July at 6.30pm. (It is an early show so that young children can be part of it!)
Ulla's Odyssey is based on the original story by Homer – but this reworking tells how a 14-year-old girl, Ulla, attempts to become the youngest person to sail the world single-handedly in her trusty sailing boat – named The Homer - with only her cat Binnacle to keep her company as she navigates the high seas.
Interactive workshops for children will be held by the cast of OperaUpClose at the Museum in the Park on the day of the performance Sunday 9 July at 2.15pm and again at 5pm before the show at the Cotswold Playhouse at 6.30. These are Free for ticket holders.
Children will also be able to see many of the familiar faces from last year's popular Stroud Book Festival at the Museum.
There will a pop up library where story telling will be held and a treasure trove of fabulous nature and adventure books can be delved into.
Continuing with the idea of travel – across the weekend of Saturday 8, and Sunday 9 July - author Jamila Gavin will be telling the story of the Odyssey and other amazing voyages.
The journey theme will be threaded through workshops held by local illustrators and authors, Hannah Shaw (Bear on a Bike) and Martha Lightfoot (who has written over 22 books including Firetruck is Flashing) where children can make wonderful cut-out characters for their own story telling. Families can also join award-winning guest author Linda Newbery for story-making and writing tips and secrets, and to hear about her enchanting characters such as Lob, the Green Man. All the workshops are £2 per child, for further details and to book call the Museum on 01453 763394.
On Sunday 9 July – children will be treated to the Stroud Festival of Nature with its wonderfully wide range of activities for all the family in Stratford Park. The fabulous Minpins will be singing in the Museum's Walled Garden on Sunday at 3.30.
This action packed weekend is for all the family so make the most of it. Come out and ENJOY!
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.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
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