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Events in November 2018

Special Events

Poetry Evening

Thursday 01/11/2018
7:30pm
COST: Free

Poetry Evening
 

Come and enjoy readings from local poets in the Walled Garden Pavilion. All welcome, free entry with drinks and books available to buy.

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: Stroud Valleys in the Great War

Saturday 03/11/2018
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Sunday 11/11/2018

COST: Admission Free

Gallery Two Exhibition: Stroud Valleys in the Great War
 

The Five Valleys Great War Researchers' exhibition leads up to the centenary of Armistice Day. The displays illustrate civilian and military life in our Five Valleys during the Great War, including the VAD hospitals, the Volunteer Training Corps, trench art, sweetheart postcards, recently acquired material about the Newman Hender factory in Woodchester, a new record of our war memorials and rolls of honour, and stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Walks

Bird Walk in Stratford Park

Sunday 04/11/2018
10am
COST: Free

Bird Walk in Stratford Park
 

Wrap up warm, put your walking boots on and meet Mike McCrea at the Museum gates, then enjoy a ‘bird spotting’ walk around the grounds.

Workshops for Adults

Workshop for Primary School Teachers with Pie Corbett

Wednesday 07/11/2018
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Wednesday 07/11/2018
4pm - 5.30pm
COST: £35 including tea and cake

Workshop for Primary School Teachers with Pie Corbett
 

Twilight Teacher Training in association with Stroud Book Festival.

The Museum in the Park and local publisher Hawthorn Press are delighted to invite teachers and teaching assistants to join a special workshop with the acclaimed educator, writer and poet Pie Corbett.

The workshop will focus on practical creative writing ideas for use in the classroom and beyond, because, as Pie says, ‘we all need ideas!’. Open to primary school teachers and teaching assistants, the session will take place in the Museum’s beautiful new Learning Pavilion in the Walled Garden. 

Pie Corbett is something of a legend in the education sector for creating the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach to learning, which is now widely used within UK primary schools. Having worked as a teacher, Head Teacher, lecturer and OFSTED inspector, Pie is also a prolific author and a poet. Pie recognises that the ability to tell a story, together with a strong grasp of how language works, provides a springboard to becoming a good writer. He unlocks children’s creativity and writing skills through the art of storytelling.

Come and be inspired!

To book call the Museum on 01453 763394 or email museum@stroud.gov.uk

Organised in association with Stroud Book Festival

Special Events

Meet the Curator: Rare Books from the Collection

Thursday 08/11/2018
2pm - 4pm
COST: Free

Meet the Curator: Rare Books from the Collection
 

This time our Curator is delighted to reveal some of the rare books held in our collections, to coincide with Stroud Book Festival.

stroudbookfestival.org.uk

Book Launch with Cynthia Jefferies (fully booked)

Thursday 08/11/2018
7:30pm
COST: Free

Book Launch with Cynthia Jefferies (fully booked)
 

This event is now fully booked.  Please see the Stroud Book Festival website for other events.

‘The Outrageous Fortune of Abel Morgan’

Things are not always as they seem in this novel set in 17th century England, Europe and beyond about Christopher Morgan and his son Abel. This is a dark, and moving tale about mistakes, misunderstandings and the resilience of parental love. Come and hear Cynthia Jefferies being interviewed at this, the launch of her first novel, and perhaps discover why she made the transition from writing for children to this very different novel for adults.

Part of Stroud Book Festival.

To book please call the Museum on 01453 763394 or e-mail museum@stroud.gov.uk

Book Launch with Fiona Eadie and Tracey Spiers (fully booked)

Friday 09/11/2018
7:30pm
COST: Free (this event is now completely booked)

Book Launch with Fiona Eadie and Tracey Spiers (fully booked)
 

Please note that this event is now fully booked. Please see the Stroud Book Festival website for other events.

‘Tales from the towpath: stories and histories of the Cotswold canals’

For 150 years the Cotswold canals played a vital role in Stroud’s history. Navvies and lock-keepers, lengthsmen and leggers formed part of a vast and numberless company who lived and worked on these waterways. Their stories are just some of the fascinating tales brought to light in this new collection. Join the author and illustrator for drinks and nibbles at 7pm, followed by readings and insights from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.

Free but booking essential, please call 01453 763394 or email museum@stroud.gov.uk

Linked to Stroud Book Festival stroudbookfestival.org.uk

Illustrators' Fair

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

Illustrators' Fair
 

The new ‘Tangled Tales’ illustration exhibition in the Art Gallery will be taken over by eclectic stalls of illustrated wares and wonders by talented students from Gloucestershire University and SGS Stroud College. A great chance to meet up and coming illustrators, and to admire and buy diverse and quirky gifts, books, cards and artefacts direct from their designers and makers. Entry free, many wonderful things to browse and buy.

Linked to Stroud Book Festival stroudbookfestival.org.uk

Workshops for Adults

Book Binding Workshop with Ursula Jenkins (fully booked)

Saturday 10/11/2018
10:30am - 3:30pm
COST: £40/£35 concessions (this event is now fully booked)

Book Binding Workshop with Ursula Jenkins (fully booked)
 

Please note that this event is now fully booked. Please see the Stroud Book Festival website for other events.

Ursula Jeakins is a Member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. Her main area of work is as a traditional stationery bookbinder, making colourfully patterned, beautifully finished books of all shapes and sizes for writing and drawing and other forms of documentation. This workshop is suitable for beginners who’d like to make and bind a ‘proper book’ in a day! All materials and tea/coffee provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Linked to Stroud Book Festival stroudbookfestival.org.uk

Special Events

Sounds for a Small Space: Experimental Music Evening

Saturday 10/11/2018
7:30pm
COST: £3.50 on the door

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.

Family Events

Drop In Workshop: Needle Felting Family Fun

Sunday 11/11/2018
11:30am - 3:30pm
COST: £2

Drop In Workshop: Needle Felting Family Fun
 

Come along to the Museum today and help celebrate the launch of Steffi’s lovely new book, ‘Making Simple Needle Felts’. Bring along an empty snail shell and make a snail to go inside, or make colourful Autumn leaves or a bee or perhaps even an owl. Snap up your copy of the book too so you can carry on making at home or share the delights of needlefelting with your friends.

Everyone welcome, ideal for families with children aged 5 and above, perfect for complete beginners as well as children and adults who love making.

Organised in collaboration with Hawthorn Press, linked to Stroud Book Festival stroudbookfestival.org.uk

Exhibitions

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.

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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