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Special event for National Storytelling Week
For National Storytelling Week the Museum in the Park welcomes back Fiona Eadie for an enthralling hour of magical tales on Sunday afternoon, 31st January.
Saturday January 30th to Saturday February 6th is National Storytelling Week and special events will be taking place across the country in celebration of the spoken word.
Here at the Museum in the Park we look forward to welcoming back local storyteller Fiona Eadie for an enthralling hour of magical tales on Sunday afternoon, 31st January.
This time, inspired by Agnes Miller Parker's elegant illustrations to Aesop's Fables, Fiona's theme will be tales inspired by animals. “Awesome animals – good, bad, magical or just downright tricky – are the central characters in many folk stories and fables from around the world ... from Anansi the shapeshifting spider to Aesop's tortoise tottering to triumph, amid many others. In National Storytelling Week, come and join me for an afternoon of hugely enjoyable and engaging animal tales!”
‘Animal Adventures' starts at 3pm on Sunday 31st January and is for adults and for children aged 5 . The event costs £5, or £3 for children/concessions and Museum Friends. Places are limited so booking is essential – call 01453 763394.
‘Animals in Arcady' The engravings to Aesop by Agnes Miller Parker shows in Gallery Two until 31st January. Opening hours are:
23rd and 24th January 11am to 4pm
29th January 10am to 4pm
30th and 31st January 11am to 4pm
Image: Illustration by Agnes Miller Parker.
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.
Museum Art Gallery Runner Up in Gloucestershire Awards
The Museum in the Park's Art Gallery was recently voted 'Runner Up' in the Gloucestershire Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017.
The Watery World of the Ichthyosaur
The Museum in the Park in Stroud has put on display an amazing 180 million old Ichthyosaur!
Palaeontology is a Dangerous Beast
An amazing exhibition is set to open on 27 May with some exciting family activities planned for the half term school holidays.
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