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Patchwork Meadow Exhibition in Gallery Two
This remarkable exhibition, that has been created by many different people from across the country and beyond, is now on display at the Museum until the end of November.
Come along and see the giant Patchwork Meadow, made up of hundreds of individually stitched patches celebrating the UK's wild flowers and plants. It is a wonderful homage to the beloved bluebell and the humble dandelion, to colourful fungi and delicate mosses. The patchwork is part of an international art project in collaboration with conservation body Plantlife.
It is linked to a wider European project called Wildflower Europe. This project aims to conserve plant-rich landscapes by working with local communities to celebrate wild plants and improve the economic benefit they bring. Wildflower Europe has been working in rural areas in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. All five countries are making their own Patchwork Meadows, and running wildflower festivals that include a range of botanical and cultural events.
The patchwork squares displayed at the Museum were created by people of all ages, from very young children to experienced textile artists. We showed a preview last year which delighted many visitors, so a bigger selection is now back in Stroud for you to enjoy. We hope you can come and see it soon!
Please be aware that Gallery Two opening hours vary from day to day, so do call ahead before making a special visit - telephone 01453 763394.
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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