31 Years of 31 Studio Photography
Jan
1
to Feb 10

31 Years of 31 Studio Photography

'31 Years of 31 Studio' showcases the work of this unique Platinum printing studio. Works on show will include prints from historical archives right through to contemporary photographers and artists, across a diverse range of styles, produced using the 19th century Platinum Palladium process. Amongst images from the glass negatives of Frederick Evans and Jacques Henri Lartigue there are images by Bill Brandt, Linda McCartney, Don McCullin, Sebastião Salgado and Idris Khan. Not to be missed!

Gallery walk & talk with Max Caffell of 31 Studio, Wednesday 16 January, 7.30pm (free, booking advised)

Organised in collaboration with 31 Studio and PhotoStroud

Free, donations welcome.

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The Giant Snowdrop Company
Jan
1
to Mar 31

The Giant Snowdrop Company

The Museum in the Park is celebrating the story of the Giant Snowdrop Company – a business based in Hyde, near Stroud, from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s. In addition to a small display in the museum’s reception area telling the story of this local company, including their RHS medals, we have a collection of snowdrop varieties connected with the company.

For further information on this special event click here.

Free, donations welcome.

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Jan
24
2:00 PM14:00

Talk with Kirsty Hartsiotis: ‘ Enchanted Cotswold Country: John Drinkwater and the Arts and Crafts Movement’

Discover the story of Dymock poet John Drinkwater, who had links with the Arts and Crafts Movement from his early days as a playwright in Birmingham, through to his time living in Far Oakridge, near Stroud, during the First World War.

Cost £5  Tea and biscuits included.

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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Jan
25
10:00 PM22:00

WEA Course with Cath Humphris - Reading Short Stories

What makes a good short story? Increase your understanding and enjoyment of this interesting and often under-rated form. Each week we will discuss two stories and consider what makes a good English short story. A 7 week course.

For further details and to book your place: enrolonline.wea.org.uk        0300 303 3464

Course ID: C3530225

Cost: £54

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Jan
26
2:00 PM14:00

Illustrated Talk with Paul Barnett: Defence of the Drift - Alfred Henry Hook VC

Paul will transport the audience from the sun baked plains of Victorian South African to the serene pastures of rural Churcham. All the while setting the scene of the now long forgotten tale of local lad Alfred Henry Hook, V.C. winner, and his epic exploits at Rorkes Drift (22 to 23 January 22, 1879). Tea and cake will be served after the talk.

This talk is a repeat of the one held on Thursday 10 January 2019.

Cost: £5 including refreshments

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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Jan
31
2:00 PM14:00

Talk with Timothy Prince: The Royal International Air Tattoo

The Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is the world's largest military air show, held annually over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England in support of The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. Tim was one of the volunteer founders of this world-famous event and will reveal the story of how it all began.

Cost £5 including refreshments

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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A Pioneering Enterprise - The Giant Snowdrop Company at Hyde
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

A Pioneering Enterprise - The Giant Snowdrop Company at Hyde

Snowdrops – known botanically as Galanthus – came of horticultural age between 1854–2014. This talk by Jane Kilpatrick and Jennifer Harmer is based on a new book ‘ The Galanthophiles’, and focuses on The Giant Snowdrop Company of Hyde and the story of the people who sought out, cherished, and shared these deceptively fragile white flowers. Keep an eye on the Walled Garden during January and February and watch as some special, and very beautiful, varieties emerge.

Cost £5. 

Booking necessary - call 01453 763394

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Jan
10
2:00 PM14:00

Illustrated Talk with Paul Barnett: Defence of the Drift - Alfred Henry Hook VC

This talk will transport the audience from the sun baked plains of Victorian South African to the serene pastures of rural Churcham. All the while setting the scene of the now long forgotten tale of local lad Alfred Henry Hook, V.C. winner, and his epic exploits at Rorkes Drift (22 to 23 January 22, 1879). Tea and cake will be served after the talk.

Cannot make it? This talk is repeated on Saturday 26 January 2019, 2pm.

Cost £5 including refreshments

Booking necessary – call 01453 763394

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Jan
2
to Jan 4

Family Drop in Workshop: Make a Wassail Stick

Daily 11am - 4pm. Get ready for Stroud Wassail! Invent a new tradition and make a marvellous, musical wand to wave at Stroud Wassail on 12 January. Or perhaps your own version of ‘the Broad’? For families with children aged 5+,younger siblings welcome too. Materials provided but if you have some bells and ribbons, bring those along to use too.

Cost: £2 per stick, make one each or make one together as a family.

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Tangled Tales - Cheltenham Illustration Awards Exhibition
Nov
3
to Dec 2

Tangled Tales - Cheltenham Illustration Awards Exhibition

“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’.

Free Entry, donations welcome.

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