'Cider With Rosie'
Apr
2
to Jun 23

'Cider With Rosie'

We will be marking the 60th anniversary of the publication of Cider With Rosie. A display in the Museum foyer will include objects belonging to author Laurie Lee and artworks inspired by his most celebrated book.

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Life and Times of Arthur Davis, a Man Who Survived
Apr
2
to Jun 23

Life and Times of Arthur Davis, a Man Who Survived

Our first-ever volunteer curated display

David James, one of the Museum’s wonderful team of Volunteers, has been working with Alexia Clark, the Collections Officer, to produce the museum’s first volunteer-curated display. In the Collectors Room discover the family history story of David’s grandfather Arthur Davis through Museum Collections, David’s personal family archive and a loan from the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

Photo shows Arthur Davis on his enlistment for World War One.

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Sightlines
May
4
to Jun 2

Sightlines

‘Sightlines’ as an idea began in 2009 when both David Gates and Matthew Harris, took part in the touring exhibition ‘Taking Time, Craft and the Slow Revolution’ which was co curated by Helen Carnac. Throughout the intervening years all three artists have looked at ways in which the dialogue and routes of enquiry opened up by the show could be developed further, and how the questions it posed might form the starting point for further investigation.

Each of the artists in this exhibition share a concern for the way in which ideas, images and objects evolve through a process of building and construction. A process of addition and subtraction, where the building up and paring away of layered material both reveals and conceals a rich language of contingent mark and embedded colour - a concern also for the way in which objects are held together through a utilitarian language of joints and fixings which reveal something of the history of their making.   

At the vital heart of the project is the experience of looking, seeing and making. In particular, the way in which the spaces, voids and holes prevalent in much of the three-dimensional work direct sight lines and viewpoints through the gallery space, to crop and frame new views of other works both two and three-dimensional. The resulting visual juxtapositions brought about by this looking through, will lead to a conjoining of object, material and process, whilst revealing new and unexpected arrangements and compositions.

Private View Friday 3 May, 6pm – 8pm

Linked Event: Saturday 11 May | 2pm | Free  Sightlines - In Conversation

An informal gallery talk and conversation with Helen Carnac, David Gates and Matthew Harris, chaired by Paul Harper. A chance to meet the artists and hear more about the work on display in the ‘Sightlines’ exhibition.

Artist Matthew Harris will be ‘in residence’ on the weekends of 11 & 12 May and 18 & 19 May. The gallery will be open from 11am to 6pm on these days as part of the Select Art Trail. For full details see www.sitselect.org

image:  © Matthew Harris ‘Triple Cellophane Cloth’ 

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Stroud Shakespeare Festival
May
30
to Jun 2

Stroud Shakespeare Festival

Stroud Shakespeare Festival returns to the Museum in the Park to kick off your summer with a Stroudie kaleidoscope of all things Bill. Theatre, visual arts, craft, music, and children’s workshops (and plenty of “mirth and merriment” in-between) will delight both newcomers to Shakespeare’s work, and those with annotated complete works.

Come along and “fall into our rustic revelry!”

As well as performances from eighteen different companies, there are plenty of activities planned for the four days, including a children’s trail, a dress-up box (not just for kids!), design a poster, and write your own sonnet. Refreshments available, from great local providers such as Grouch Coffee, and The Canteen.

Tickets range from FREE to £10, and are available from stroudshakespearefestival.com

The Tempest * Comedy of Errors * Macbeth *Impromptu Shakespeare * The Wooden Spoon Press * Autolycus! * Twelfth Night * Right Proper Barding * Sorelle Singers *The Shakespeare Heptet * Children’s Workshops * Make a Tudor Rose * and more!

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Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative Summer Print Show
Jun
8
to Jul 7

Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative Summer Print Show

The Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative was founded in 2005 with the mission to promote fine art printmaking.  Unique in Gloucestershire, the GPC has specialist printmaking studios and a gallery at Griffin Mill, Thrupp, near Stroud. Print forms are developed and taught in a rich range of courses and include etching, stone lithography, letterpress, relief print forms such as lino, woodcut and wood engraving, screen print and textile printing.

GPC has over 100 members, many who regularly exhibit locally and nationally.

This exhibition is a sample of the wide range of work from large screen prints to intricate artists’ books.

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Meet the artists on Sundays June 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and July 7th 2-4pm.

Fabric Printing workshop on Sunday 16 June (booking required)

Relief Printmaking workshop on Saturday 6 July (booking required)

Pop-up print workshops on Sunday July 7th

image © GPC

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Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Open Air Theatre Show in the Walled Garden: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Presented by The Festival Players

“The course of true love never did run smooth”, but the sparring antics of Shakespeare’s erstwhile lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, provide great hilarity for the other members of the household who plot to reunite them. Against this background, another romance is almost derailed by the machinations of a jealous Duke until the local constabulary bumble upon his plans. This delicious comedy, popular for over four hundred years, will be performed for you by The Festival Players acclaimed all-male Company, in a crystal clear, energetic, colourful production, enhanced by original songs composed by Johnny Coppin. Don’t miss this Summer treat - fun for all the family.

Bring your own low-backed chairs or blankets to sit on and clothing to suit all weathers, this outdoor show will go on come rain or shine.

Gates open at 6pm, picnics welcome, ice creams and drinks on sale.

Box Office: Cornish Riviera 01726 879 500 or www.crbo.co.uk

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Printing on Fabric – Taster Workshop with Anne Haworth

Spend a day producing a multicoloured piece of fabric using screen printing. Starting with design ideas, produce a piece of cloth you can make into a cushion cover, bag or for a starting point for a quilting or stitching project. All abilities welcome, materials provided, bring a picnic lunch.

Anne Haworth trained as a textile designer with a specific interest in relief printing. She creates monotypes, collographs, cardcuts, woodcuts and linocuts on paper and also transfers them into screen prints on fabric. She has worked as an artist in schools using a range of media but particularly enjoys enthusing students of all ages on the diverse nature of printmaking, she currently runs ‘Printing on Fabric’ workshops for adults at the Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative (GPC) at Griffin Mill in Thrupp, Gloucestershire. 

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

www.annehaworth.com

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Stroud Pride: ‘Flags & Gladrags’ Family Workshop
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Stroud Pride: ‘Flags & Gladrags’ Family Workshop

Stroud is hosting a Pride Picnic on Saturday 29 June and everyone is invited! To get ready for the family festivities we need YOU to help us build rainbow bunting and fancy flags. Come along to this workshop, learn about colour and its many meanings and help make giant rainbow bunting for Stroud Pride. For all ages, free but donations welcome.

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Moth Evening in Stratford Park
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

Moth Evening in Stratford Park

Join Mike McCrea, Park Supervisor and moth expert, for a tour around the park in search of these wonderful nocturnal insects. Wrap up warm, wear sturdy shoes (paths are steep and uneven) and bring a torch. For all ages but children must be supervised and accompanied by parents. We’ll meet outside the Museum gates.

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Printmaking Workshop with Arthur Penn
Jul
6
10:30 AM10:30

Printmaking Workshop with Arthur Penn

Slow down and relax in the Walled Garden and try your hand at relief printmaking with  expert guidance from Arthur Penn. We’ll take inspiration from the glorious summer borders and beautiful natural forms outside, and will use a traditional Japanese technique of hand-burnishing to print our designs. All abilities welcome, for adults and students aged 16+.

£30 (£25 concs) Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

image © Arthur Penn

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Stroud Nature Festival in Stratford Park
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Stroud Nature Festival in Stratford Park

Stalls, demonstrations, talks and a host of activities all exploring and celebrating nature and wildlife and inspiring us to act now to take better care of our planet. At the Museum, make a nature print or visit Festival Director Steve Roberts’ wonderful wildlife illustration exhibition in Gallery Two. Museum open from 10am until 5pm today.

www.stroudnature.org

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Pop up Print Workshops: Nature Prints
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Pop up Print Workshops: Nature Prints

Take part in the Great Big Nature Festival in the Park today and celebrate the wonders of Stratford Park and our local green spaces. Make mono prints using leaves, feathers and other finds, or things from the recycling bin. Join printmakers from GPC in the Museum Courtyard for creative, hands-on fun in this drop in workshop for everyone!

Free event drop-in. Donations welcome.

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Marianne North: Adventurer, Botanist, Artist
Jul
13
to Aug 26

Marianne North: Adventurer, Botanist, Artist

Discover the story of the inspirational Victorian explorer, artist and botanist, Marianne North who was born and lived for much of her life in Hastings.She travelled the globe to satisfy her passion for recording the world’s flowers and plants with her paintbrush. At Kew Gardens, where Marianne North built her own gallery, there are 832 paintings, all completed in thirteen years of travel round the world.

This exhibition was originally part of the ‘Exploring Marianne North’ project organised by Creative Force with Hastings History Group, and supported by the National Lottery Fund. 

Gallery Two opening times vary so please call ahead before making a special visit.

Free admission. Donations welcome.

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Secret Garden Busy Bee Trail
Jul
13
to Sep 8

Secret Garden Busy Bee Trail

Learn about different kinds of bees as you follow our ‘Busy Bee’ I Spy trail created by artist Cleo Mussi. Look out for real bees, butterflies and mini beasts too as you enjoy a gentle walk around the enchanting garden. A family ‘I Spy’ trail for all ages.

Free. Donations welcome.

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‘Mussi’s Herbal’
Jul
13
to Aug 26

‘Mussi’s Herbal’

A new collection of inventive mosaics by Stroud-based artist Cleo Mussi.

An ornament of comely grace featuring garlands of the head, nosegaies and poesies for the recreation of mind and wholeness of being.

An exploration of ‘all the idle weeds that grow’, the vegetable guerrillas and common place plant escapees and trespassers that mark the well trodden tracks of human migration and movement. 

These adaptive generalists, wayside weeds and pot-herbs flourish despite constant disturbance. A visual delight seeking out “Honest downright good sort of weeds” that thrive in human company  as well as the outlaws and vegetable trash, invasive aliens and poysons; all of which are the global signs of upheaval, migration,  commerce and ritual since Neolithic times and an integral part of the contemporary British landscape.

After exploring the exhibition, be sure to take a wander around the Walled Garden, Cleo’s living, growing, every changing mosaic of colourful and dramatic plants and flowers.

Look out for special linked workshops, family drop in activities and a talk on plant lore by acclaimed author Roger Phillips.

Private View Friday 12 July, 6pm - 8pm 

www.mussimosaics.co.uk

Free admission. Donations welcome.

image © Cleo Mussi

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Lost in Space (and Time) Trail
Jul
13
to Sep 8

Lost in Space (and Time) Trail

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Here at the Museum we’re launching a brand new trail for the summer holidays ... The galleries seem to be full of astronauts who never made it to the moon. Can you find them? Where have they landed?

Free. Donations welcome.

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Living Limestone Weekend
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Living Limestone Weekend

Celebrate this marvellous material, the quarrymen who harvested it, the stonemasons who fashioned it, and the fantastic fossils they have revealed.

Witness the traditional craft of a dry stone waller building a new section of wall.

Examine fossils and stone working tools from the Museum’s collection.

Meet a master stonemason and watch him at work.

If Dorset’s limestone cliffs form the Jurassic Coast, then the Cotswolds must be Jurassic Park!

Free event. Donations welcome.

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Butterfly Walk in Stratford Park
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Butterfly Walk in Stratford Park

Led by Mike McCrea, Park Supervisor. Spot butterflies and find out how special planting projects are encouraging different species to make a home here in the park. All welcome, but some pathways not suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Meet outside the Museum gates.

Free event. Donations welcome.

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‘Plant Lore from Herbs to Fungi’ Illustrated Talk with Roger Phillips MBE
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

‘Plant Lore from Herbs to Fungi’ Illustrated Talk with Roger Phillips MBE

We’re delighted that the acclaimed author, presenter and photographer Roger Phillips will be giving an illustrated lecture to accompany the summer exhibition ‘Mussi’s Herbal’. Come and discover the fascinating world of plant lore past and present, then enjoy tea and cake a look around the beautiful garden with its stunning summer borders designed by Cleo Mussi.

£7 (£5 concs) Early booking highly recommended!

To snap up your places, call the Museum on 01453 763394.

About Roger Phillips MBE

Roger is in some senses an anti-academic. What he sets out to do is learn and understand a scientific discipline and then explain the subject to the general reader. His success is in part due to his being able to work in both camps without patronising the one or demeaning the work of the other. His knack is finding new ways of bringing known material to a larger public.

Roger Phillips originally trained as a painter at the Chelsea Art School and he has pioneered the use of colour photographs for reliable plant identification. Most of his photographs are taken using a plain background so that every detail of the plant specimen can be examined. His work has been so successful over the last 45 years, that he now has more than 40 books to his credit ranging from Roses to Mushrooms, through Vegetables, Trees, Perennial Garden Flowers, Shrubs and Wild Flowers. The books are translated into eight European languages and his international sales have now topped five million copies. Go to Google for more detail. 

He was awarded an MBE for his voluntary work protecting the gardens of London Squares.

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Outdoor Theatre Show in the Walled Garden: ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ By Baroness Orczy, adapted by Jenny Wicks
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Outdoor Theatre Show in the Walled Garden: ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ By Baroness Orczy, adapted by Jenny Wicks

We seek him here, we seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!

It’s 1792 and France is deep in the throes of revolution. The aristocracy are holding out for a hero, and one swoops in from across the Channel.

A tale of England and France, of rich and poor, of divided loyalties and of a mysterious hero saving French nobles from the guillotine – just for fun!

A small troupe of actors adopt many disguises, accents and probably some beards, as Baroness Orczy’s classic adventure story gets the Jenny Wren treatment 

Vive la Révolution! 
Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité! And knitting!

Bring low backed chairs or blankets to sit on and clothing to suit all weathers.

Gates open at 6.30pm, picnics welcome, drinks and ice creams on sale.

£12, £10 concs, £8 under 16s Tickets available in advance from Everyman Theatre call 01242 572573 www.everymantheatre.org.uk/box-office

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Family Drop in Workshop: Magical Mosaics
Jul
30
to Aug 1

Family Drop in Workshop: Magical Mosaics

Be inspired by Cleo Mussi’s fantastic creations on show in the Art Gallery and make your own paper mosaic to take home. You can also play with our colourful tiles and pieces of china, create a design and snap a photo on your phone.

A family drop in workshop for ages 5+.

£2

image © Cleo Mussi

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Stroud Valleys Project Bat Walk
May
17
8:30 PM20:30

Stroud Valleys Project Bat Walk

Encounter Stroud’s many incredible types of bats with a local expert. We will listen for bats using bat detectors and hope to spot some flying too. Bring warm clothes and a torch. The Museum will be open late if you’d to explore its displays or buy a cup of hot chocolate or tea.

Booking essential as numbers are limited – call SVP on 01453 753358

£5 adult, £2 child

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Museum & Secret Garden Late
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Museum & Secret Garden Late

We know how it goes ... life is busy, work is busy, its all too easy to miss out on the wonders and curiosities offered by an your local museum, even if its just around the corner. So here’s a chance to visit ‘out of hours’ and enjoy a relaxing look around the displays indoors and the enchanting garden outside. Entry free, teas, coffees, wine and Stroud Brewery beers for sale.

Free event, donations welcome.

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‘In the North Wind’s Breath’ - Talk with Andy Christian
May
17
3:00 PM15:00

‘In the North Wind’s Breath’ - Talk with Andy Christian

In 1975 the artist Winifred Nicholson invited the recently graduated Andy Christian too live indefinitely at her home, Banks Head on the Roman Wall. Through her he came to meet and was befriended by numerous contemporary artists and collectors including the Rev. Geoffrey Bennett friend and collector of L. S. Lowry, the sculptors David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy, tapestry weavers Lynne Curran and William Jefferies along with the wildly eccentric composer of the Doctor Who theme music, Delia Derbyshire.

This talk will focus on the textile aspects of the years spent at Banks Head with works from that time to enjoy and share.

Tickets: £8 (concessions £6)

To book go to: www.sitselect.org

This event organised by SIT Select

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Poetry Evening in the Art Gallery
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Evening in the Art Gallery

Come and mark the publication of a new Stroud Poets pamphlet with readings in the Art Gallery. This is also a chance to enjoy the ‘Sightlines’ exhibition afterhours, as you will be surrounded by work by Helen Carnac, David Gates and Matthew Harris. Free entry, drinks and poetry books available to purchase.

Free event, donations welcome.

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BuzzClub
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

BuzzClub

Spring is in the air and summer is around the corner, so it’s time for Stroud BuzzClub to meet again. If you and your children or grandchildren want to find out more about the wonderful world of bees and how to encourage them, come and meet in the Museum Courtyard.

£3 per child, pay on the day, for accompanied children aged 5+.

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Spring Bird Walk
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Spring Bird Walk

Join Park Supervisor, Mike McCrea, for a gentle walk around the beautiful park grounds in search of nesting sites and new arrivals. All welcome, wear walking boots or sturdy shoes and meet outside the Museum. Uneven surfaces and occasional steep pathways - not suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs.

Free event

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'Walking Pages’ with artist Maxine Relton
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

'Walking Pages’ with artist Maxine Relton

Join artist Maxine Relton for a sketching stroll around the Museum Park and parts of Stroud, completing a small concertina book back in the Museum. ‘Walking Pages’ will engage and intensify your attention to the world around you and is an experience that can be enjoyed by those with any level of drawing ability.

£12 Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

image © Maxine Relton

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Late Gallery Opening of ‘Confluence: Interconnectivity and Interdependency'
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Late Gallery Opening of ‘Confluence: Interconnectivity and Interdependency'

Join us for a late gallery opening with a chance to view the exhibition ‘Confluence: Interconnectivity and Interdependency' and meet some of the artists.  Drinks and nibble available. 

Free (donations welcomed)

Please note this event replaces the previously advertised “Artists Talking: ‘Confluence’ Project Discussion & Evening Opening” which has been cancelled.   

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'Being With Nature' Convened by Andy Freedman
Apr
9
2:30 PM14:30

'Being With Nature' Convened by Andy Freedman

Outdoor games and activities for people of all ages designed to connect us more closely with our surroundings and sharpen our senses. Then time to reflect on what we’ve discovered and to look at the creative responses from children earlier in this project.

For adults and accompanied children aged 5+.

(Also on Thursday 4th April 5.45pm - 7.15pm)

£5 (under 16s free). To book call 01453 763394

Walking the Land ‘Confluence’ linked event

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Exhibition in Gallery Two: ‘Beyond the Garden Gate’ new work by Helen Williams
Apr
7
to May 5

Exhibition in Gallery Two: ‘Beyond the Garden Gate’ new work by Helen Williams

Having expressed herself, in the recent past, with textiles on a fairly large scale, Helen Williams has now returned to drawing and stitching in a highly detailed, closely-observed style. The framed pieces in this exhibition showcase her passion for the outdoor world of Nature, as well as details of an intimate interior.

In this collection, Helen presents her garden; the wildlife she encounters walking daily beside a nearby stream; her perennial love of the sea shore; her journeys to Ireland and Scotland, and also, familiar items in her kitchen.

These 50 works comprise pen drawings, paintings and needlepoint embroidery.

Meet the Artist on 13 , 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 April,  and 4 & 5 May, all 2pm - 4pm

Gallery Two opening times vary, please call ahead to check: 01453 763394

Free admission, donations welcome.

image © Helen Williams, ‘Rita’s Roses’

Special event, Exhibition Opening with tea and cake, Sunday 7th April, 2pm - 4pm, all welcome.

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Willow for the Garden – Workshop with Norah Kennedy
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Willow for the Garden – Workshop with Norah Kennedy

Join Norah for an enjoyable day in the Walled Garden, making some willow structures to enhance your garden – a wigman for sweetpeas or beans, a fan shape for climbers against a wall, and perhaps a small hurdle or trellis too. You may event have time to create a decorative dragonfly too. All materials and tea/coffee included, bring a packed lunch.

£45 (£40) Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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‘Landscape, Places and Identity’ Walk & workshop with artists Richard Keating & Rachel McDonnell
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

‘Landscape, Places and Identity’ Walk & workshop with artists Richard Keating & Rachel McDonnell

Explore the role of landscape in forming our identity and providing common ground in divided times.  Walk, talk and draw followed by workshop.  Dress appropriately and bring your own materials. Walk unsuitable for less-able people, young children and dogs.

£25. To book call 01453 763394

A Confluence exhibition linked event

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CANCELLED Please see Tuesday 9th April for the same event 'Being With Nature' Convened by Andy Freedman
Apr
4
5:45 PM17:45

CANCELLED Please see Tuesday 9th April for the same event 'Being With Nature' Convened by Andy Freedman

Outdoor games and activities for people of all ages designed to connect us more closely with our surroundings and sharpen our senses. Then time to reflect on what we’ve discovered and to look at the creative responses from children earlier in this project.

For adults and accompanied children aged 5+.

£5 (under 16s free). To book call 01453 763394

Walking the Land ‘Confluence’ linked event

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Confluence: interconnectivity and interdependency
Mar
30
to Apr 28

Confluence: interconnectivity and interdependency

Walking the Land are an artist’s collective that link art, landscape and community.

'Confluence' brings together artists exploring how their work can reveal and re-enchant the landscape.  The exhibition is accompanied by seminars, talks and workshops that help explore the practices, techniques and philosophy behind the various approaches.

The artworks and activities encourage viewers and visitors to walk and experience the landscape and to engage with our natural and cultural heritage. The artists are pleased to exhibit and run workshops at the Museum in the Park, itself a hub for exploring the cultural heritage and landscape of the Stroud Valleys, the Severn Vale and beyond.

www.walkingtheland.org.uk

Free admission, donations welcome

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Alan Vaughan of Eye Witness Productions Film Screening - MinPins Children’s Choir
Mar
28
2:00 PM14:00

Alan Vaughan of Eye Witness Productions Film Screening - MinPins Children’s Choir

We close our programme with something different – a documentary recording a story from very recent history, that of MinPins Children’s Choir.  Discover the story of this much-loved local choir, from its formation in 2014 to the World Premiere performance of ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’ at Bath Abbey in 2017. You may have been lucky enough to hear MinPins sing at the Museum, now this is a chance to discover their story.

£5 including refreshments

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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Stroud Film Festival Evening Event: Anna Cady and Gabriel Galvez-Prado: Animation and Dance
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Stroud Film Festival Evening Event: Anna Cady and Gabriel Galvez-Prado: Animation and Dance

Creative responses to political and social issues featuring films and Q&A with artist film-maker Anna Cady and dancer Gabriel Galvez Prado.

30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone): Oil-painted animation combined with live action reveal the stories of three extraordinary women fighting for fair representation in the governance of Sierra Leone. Selected for Sundance Film Festival - 10 mins

Bitter Pineapples. Experimental film techniques, with dance and documentary footage set in Mexico and England, express the role dance has played for Gabriel in coming to terms with death, abuse, and exile. - 30 mins

Book tickets online at stroudfilmfestival.org.

Advance tickets £6 and £5 concessions, or £7 on the door (limited spaces so advance booking recommended!)

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Stroud Film Festival Event: Halas & Batchelor Shorts on a Loop
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Stroud Film Festival Event: Halas & Batchelor Shorts on a Loop

Back again by popular demand! If you’ve yet to discover the innovative, humorous and subversively entertaining work of “the British Disney”, you are in for a treat.  Visit our pop up cartoon café and enjoy some beautifully crafted, technically brilliant and wonderfully inventive short animated films from the award winning studio which was based in Stroud for many years. All welcome, just call in for ten minutes or stay for an hour or more. There will even be tea and cake!

www.stroudfilmfestival.co.uk

Free drop-in, donations welcome.

Image © Tracy Spiers

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Art History Lecture with Paul Chapman: ‘West meets East’ Japanese Woodcuts & Western Art
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Art History Lecture with Paul Chapman: ‘West meets East’ Japanese Woodcuts & Western Art

This talk will introduce us to the influence that Japanese prints had on Western Artists. The bold use of colour combined with the strong yet elegant line, cropped compositions and dramatic perspectives all served to influence and inform the works of many artists working across Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

£7 (£5 MiP Friends & concs) Booking necessary - call 01453 763394.

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‘Life in a Cotswold Romano-British Villa’ - Cherry Hubbard
Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

‘Life in a Cotswold Romano-British Villa’ - Cherry Hubbard

Step far back in time to visit the homes of the wealthy Romano Britons, who appear to have enjoyed a comfortable life in their sumptuous villas. Cherry will look at how they spent their days in their silks and furs and ask, what did they consider luxury and who owned these lavish villas?

£5 including refreshments

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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‘Slow Printmaking’ Workshop with Arthur Penn
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

‘Slow Printmaking’ Workshop with Arthur Penn

We’ll be taking inspiration from the Japanese woodcuts in the current exhibition and the Winter landscapes of the ‘secret garden’ and surrounding parkland for relief printmaking using lino and a traditional Japanese technique of hand-burnishing. All materials and tea or coffee included, bring a packed lunch.

£30 (£25 concs) Booking necessary – call 01453 763394.

Image © Arthur Penn

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