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Events in October 2018

Special Events

Poetry in the Pavilion with Michael Laskey

Thursday 04/10/2018
7:30pm
COST: Free

Poetry in the Pavilion with Michael Laskey
 

Join local poets and guest poet activist Michael Laskey for an evening of readings in the Walled Garden Pavilion. Entry free, books and drinks available to buy.

Workshops for Adults

Printmaking Workshop with Sue Brown: Gum Arabic Transfer on Fabric

Saturday 06/10/2018
10am - 4pm
COST: £40/£35 concessions

Printmaking Workshop with Sue Brown: Gum Arabic Transfer on Fabric
 

Sue Brown will be sharing the process she used to create the textile pieces in the exhibition, ‘Into the Light’. Using a black and white photocopy, transfer indelible images of drawings or text onto a variety of textile surfaces. The technique retains the softness of your chosen fabric and you can create a stash of textile prints to embellish and develop at a later date. Suitable for beginners and artists wanting to develop their practice. Bring along textiles to experiment with, fabric scissors and black and white toner photocopies (not inkjet). For adults, and students aged 16 , tea and coffee included but please bring a packed lunch.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Special Events

Sounds for a Small Space: Experimental Music Evening

Saturday 06/10/2018
7:30pm
COST: £3.50

Sounds for a Small Space: Experimental Music Evening
 

Phonsonic and guests present an evening of eclectic and experimental live electronic music in the beautiful Walled Garden Pavilion. Come and experience surprising new sounds as traditional, unusual and electronic instruments converge. Drinks on sale in the foyer café bar, Art Gallery open too where you can see the new exhibition, ‘Into the Light’.

Workshops for Adults

Ancient Tree Workshop with Paul Rutter

Sunday 07/10/2018
10am - 4pm
COST: £15/£7.50 students under 20

Ancient Tree Workshop with Paul Rutter
 

Having worked in the tree world for over 40 years, Paul Rutter has advised landowners including the National Trust and the Forestry Commission about the best ways to manage ancient trees. This workshop will give a fascinating insight into the world of ancient trees, and will even include a deadwood road show! In the morning, we will explore the importance of trees for biodiversity and for our own wellbeing. Participants will learn how to identify ancient and veteran trees, to understand the role of decaying wood and how a tree ages, and how this process creates special habitats for plants and wildlife. The second part of the day will be a walk around the park to identify the trees that are or can become ancient if managed sympathetically.

Open to anyone interested in learning more about trees, no previous knowledge or experience required. Tea and coffee provided but please bring a packed lunch, a notebook, pens or pencils, walking boots and warm/rainproof coat.

Booking required please call on 01453 763394.  

Exhibitions

Gallery Two Exhibition: Re Collections

Wednesday 10/10/2018
to
Sunday 28/10/2018

COST: Admission Free

Gallery Two Exhibition: Re Collections
 

Re Collections is an Art Shape exhibition of painting, mixed media, sound works and installation made in response to the Museum in the Park's collection and surrounding landscape by artists on the Art Bridge Evolve programme.

Art Bridge Evolve is a professional development programme for creatives who face disabling barriers. This is an Art Shape initiative funded by Arts Council England.

Please see https://artshape.co.uk/pages/re-collections

Please note the works are displayed throughout the Museum and therefore may not always be viewable.  Please contact us in advance if you are making a special trip.

Workshops for Adults

WEA Day School with Paul Chapman: Women Artists of the 20th Century

Saturday 20/10/2018
10:30am - 4:30pm
COST: £25

WEA Day School with Paul Chapman: Women Artists of the 20th Century
 

The art world has historically been a male domain, where many talented female artists have been marginalised and overlooked. This day course will examine the lives and work of some of the women who contributed to the creative output of the 20th Century. 

Enrol online at wea.org.ukor call 0300 303 3464. Course Ref C3529600.

Family Events

Half Term Bat Trail

Saturday 20/10/2018
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Sunday 28/10/2018

COST: Free

Half Term Bat Trail
 

Bats have always lived in the mansion house which is now the Museum, sometimes even flying through the corridors at night. See if you can spot all the bats hidden around the rooms, then claim your special sticker reward.

Special Events

Big Draw Day at the Museum

Sunday 21/10/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: Free

Big Draw Day at the Museum
 

Plant the seed of an idea and grow yourself a drawing!

The Museum in the Park is full of wonders, each with a story to tell, each with an illustration waiting to happen. This year for our Big Draw, joined by artist and illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis, we invite you to explore the story lines of some of the Museum’s special collection. 

Use your imagination and from one small seed of an idea, Imogen will help inspire you to grow yourself a drawing. This free event is open to all – all materials provided, just drop in for as little or as long as you like. Explore the Museum galleries then walk through the beautiful Walled Garden and be inspired!  

The Big Draw

Family Events

Half Term Family Drop in Workshop: Make a Mini Book

Tuesday 23/10/2018
to
Thursday 25/10/2018
10:30am - 3:30pm
COST: £1

Half Term Family Drop in Workshop: Make a Mini Book
 

Help us get ready for Stroud Book Festival! Have fun making your very own mini zig zag book, complete with a colourful cover. Then decide what you’ll put inside – jokes, dreams, stories or secrets?

A family drop in workshop for families with children aged 5 and above.  

Special Events

Meet the Curator: Into the Light

Wednesday 24/10/2018
2pm - 4pm
COST: Free

Meet the Curator: Into the Light
 

Meet our Curator in the Art Gallery this afternoon and hear more about the Museum objects that inspired the IN-SIGHT artists and helped shape their latest exhibition.

Workshops for Children

Children's Comic Book Workshop with Hannah Shaw

Friday 26/10/2018
10:30am - 3:30pm
COST: £25 (siblings get £5 off!)

Children's Comic Book Workshop with Hannah Shaw
 

Come along and make a comic book in a day with Stroud’s super talented, professional illustrator, Hannah Shaw! Create a comic character, then develop a story and make a mini comic to take home. A fantastic opportunity for children aged 8 to 12, all materials provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Special Events

Apple and Pumpkin Day

Sunday 28/10/2018
11am - 6pm
COST: Free, donations welcome

Apple and Pumpkin Day
 

Organised with Stroud Valleys Project and Stroud BuzzClub, this special day celebrates our orchards and apple harvests. Try apple pressing, learn more about why bees are so important, take a look at displays of local apples or simply enjoy tea, cake and a walk around the Autumn Walled Garden.

For more information about the day, click here.

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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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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