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Exhibitions

Foyer Exhibition: 100 Hearts

Saturday 03/11/2018
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Sunday 02/12/2018

COST: Free

Foyer Exhibition: 100 Hearts
 

To commemorate the ending of the First World War, members of the Embroiderers Guild have made a collection of fabric hearts which are being displayed at venues across the country.

In the early 1900s, stitching was considered a female activity done in the home, but it was more than that. It was also a therapy for soldiers who needed a temporary escape from the horror of their situation, a method of communication to those back home, and a way of clothing and warming those away on foreign shores. 

Using cloth and thread as both medium and metaphor, textile artists have interpreted stories from the war through unique and sensitive images stitched onto hearts. The pieces show the men who were lost and the animals that accompanied them; the uniforms worn and medals won; the regiments that fought together and the family members fondly remembered; the songs that kept their spirits high and the words they wrote to those back home.

Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2018: Tangled Tales

Saturday 03/11/2018
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Sunday 02/12/2018

COST: Admission Free

Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2018: Tangled Tales
 

“Lives connected by strands of overlapping narrative. Bridging borders and boundaries, a world united by a tangle of tales.”

The focus of the Cheltenham Illustration Awards has always been one of narrative. Visual storytelling, whether sequential or single image, gives scope to the imagination and opens up possibilities beyond the present moment. The exhibition includes a selection of work by some of the many students and emerging and established artists who entered this year’s competition – the prize being inclusion in the show or in the full colour annual. The Student category is open to all full-time students over 18 years of age worldwide. The Emerging and Established category is open to any newly practising illustrators who are wishing to gain exposure of their work and to those who are more established and are apart of the illustration world. Come view and enjoy this year’s collection of new visual stories, this time on a theme of ‘Tangled Tales.’

Gallery Two Exhibition: Votes for Women

Saturday 17/11/2018
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Sunday 02/12/2018

COST: Free

Gallery Two  Exhibition: Votes for Women
 

Gloucestershire Printmakers draw inspiration from the courage, strength and sacrifice of the Suffragist women, with an exhibition of prints as a celebration of 100 years since some women gained the vote, and as a tribute to all women.

Meet the Artists on Sunday 18 November between 2pm and 4pm.

Special Events

A Parenting Toolkit Workshop - event cancelled

Saturday 17/11/2018
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Saturday 17/11/2018
10am - 4.30pm
COST: Was £60 now book for £45 (price includes the Parenting Toolkit book wortth £16.99)

A Parenting Toolkit Workshop - event cancelled
 

Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled.  Please Contact Us for further information. 

Hawthorn Press presents: A Parenting Toolkit Workshop with Caroline Penney

This day workshop is open to parents, grandparents, carers and people working with families who'd like to gain practical, non-nonsense insights into how to raise happy children.

Caroline Penney is a parenting educator, family therapist, nurse and grandmother.  She draws on years of research and experience to show how to be a 'good enough' parent, with the skills for raising happy children.

The workshop will be practical, focused on participants' questions with brief inputs and exercises.  Tea and coffee provided but please bring a packed lunch.

To book please call the Museum on 01453 763394

The event is organised by Hawthorn Press and each participant will receive a complimentary copy Caroline's new 'Parenting Toolkit' book worth £16.99.

Circus Silhouette Screen Portrait Studio

Saturday 24/11/2018
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Sunday 25/11/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: £30

Circus Silhouette Screen Portrait Studio
 

The Stroud Silhouette Company is a collaboration between papercut artist Yasemin Wigglesworth and photographer, Katie Jane Watson, capturing children’s silhouette portraits using a large screen with intricate papercut border. This magical new circus themed silhouette screen marks the 250th anniversary of the circus.  If you’d like to book a slot to have your child’s silhouette portrait photograph taken, please contact either Yasemin or Katie via cutsafinefigure@gmail.com or katiejane.watson@yahoo.co.uk

The cost is £30 for a jpeg image, which you can then share or print and frame, making a very special gift or family memento.

www.cutsafinefigure.co.uk

www.katiejanewatson.com

Family Events

Family Drop in Workshop: Circus Silhouette Cards & Twizzler Toys

Saturday 24/11/2018
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Sunday 25/11/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: £1

Family Drop in Workshop: Circus Silhouette Cards & Twizzler Toys
 

Celebrate the ‘year of the circus’ by making a special card and a Victorian inspired ‘twizzler’ illusion toy.

Creative fun for families with children aged 5 and above.

Special Events

Winter Poetry Evening

Thursday 29/11/2018
7:30pm
COST: Free

Winter Poetry Evening
 

Come and enjoy our last poetry event of the year with the launch of ‘Stroud Poets 12’ and a celebration of the first 12 volumes of the series. All welcome, entry free, books and drinks available to buy.

Festive Winter Weekend

Saturday 01/12/2018
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Sunday 02/12/2018
11am - 4:30pm
COST: Admission Free

Festive Winter Weekend
 

Celebrate the start of the festive season for our final open weekend of 2018 - after this we’ll be closed until 1st January for the Museum’s annual ‘deep clean’. Drop in and join us for a glass of mulled wine or spiced berry cordial, enjoy family-friendly craft activities, have a go at old fashioned parlour games, warm your vocal chords with carols, or follow an enchanted winter trail around the secret garden.

For full details of the weekend, please click here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Walks

Winter Bird Walk - Cancelled

Sunday 02/12/2018
10am
COST: Free

Winter Bird Walk - Cancelled
 

This event has been cancelled by the event guide.

Join Park Supervisor, Mike McCrea, for a guided walk around the park. Winter sees the return of the iconic redwing, fieldfare, siskin and an influx of robin, goldfinch and chaffinch. It’s also a great time to see birds because the trees are bare. Wrap up warm, wear sturdy boots or shoes and meet outside the Museum gates.

Select a date from the calendar to see what’s on.  We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays and in August).

 
 
 
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From the Collection

View of Wallbridge, Stroud, c.1790, artist unknown. A popular painting on display in the Museum which shows Wallbridge in Stroud at a time when spinners and weavers worked at home in their cottages.

 
 

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