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Events in March 2018

Talks

CANCELLED - Thursday Afternoon Talk with Steve Marshfield

Thursday 01/03/2018
2pm
COST: £5

CANCELLED - Thursday Afternoon Talk with Steve Marshfield
 

Photographer Steve Marshfield had the foresight to capture the interiors of Ebley Mill before the historic building was renovated and transformed into the modern day base for Stroud District Council. Linked to the ‘Cathedral of Cloth’ exhibition showing in Gallery One.

Walks

CANCELLED - Winter Bird Walk with Mike McCrea

Sunday 04/03/2018
10am
COST: Free

CANCELLED - Winter Bird Walk with Mike McCrea
 

This event has been cancelled due to the weather.

Join Park Supervisor, Mike McCrea, for an early morning stroll around the beautiful grounds of Stratford Park, looking out for native and visiting birds along the way. Wrap up warm, put your walking boots on and meet outside the Museum.

Exhibitions

Echoes in Enamel: Medals

Tuesday 06/03/2018
to
Sunday 29/04/2018

COST: Free

Part of our World War One commemoration programme

Echoes in Enamel: Medals
 

Artist Sue Brown will be displaying newly created work on the theme of Medals inspired by stories and objects within the Museum collections. Sue's medals express emotion and words associated with the war, alongside the Edwardian and Victorian language of flowers.

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Film Screening

Thursday 08/03/2018
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Film Screening
 

A change this week as we enjoy a film produced by Harold Baim in 1954. Step back in time and see some of the founder members of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen at work. Runtime around 25 minutes.

Exhibitions

All Things Being Equal

Saturday 10/03/2018
to
Sunday 15/04/2018

COST: Free

All Things Being Equal
 

Paintings, prints and drawings by Sandra Porter RWA

Grids and stripes feature heavily in Sandra Porter’s work which often finds its beginnings in architecture, usually grand as in St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow or Siena Cathedral in Italy. Recently, humble corrugated iron bothans on the Isle of Skye have caught her eye, appearing like drawings in the landscape and inspiring the new works which are shown in this exhibition.  This is Sandra Porter’s first solo museum show and will include large-scale carborundum prints, drawings and paintings.

Join the Artist for drinks to mark the opening on Saturday 10 March, 1pm to 4pm.

Exhibition supported by Arts Council England & The Iona Foundation, Amsterdam.

Family Events

Drop In Workshop: Paper Posies for Mothering Sunday

Sunday 11/03/2018
11am - 3:30pm
COST: £2

Drop In Workshop: Paper Posies for Mothering Sunday
 

Pop in and make a gorgeous paper posy for – or with – your Mum! All ages welcome, for grown ups as well as for children to enjoy.

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Barry Harrison

Thursday 15/03/2018
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Barry Harrison
 

Barry Harrison explores the story of ground-breaking physicist John Canton, a weaver’s son who was born in Middle Street, Stroud in 1718.

Special Events

Artist's Walk and Talk for Students

Friday 16/03/2018
11am
COST:

Artist's Walk and Talk for Students
 

Art Foundation and Degree students are invited to join Sandra Porter for a talk and tour.

Free but booking essential (limited places), contact us on 01453 763394 or museum@stroud.gov.uk

Workshops for Children

Aardman Animations Clay Modelling Workshops

Saturday 17/03/2018
10:30am (sold out), 12noon (sold out), 2pm
COST: £5

Aardman Animations Clay Modelling Workshops
 
  • 10:30am – 11:30am workshop for 7 – 11s: ‘Hognob'- SOLD OUT
  • 12noon – 1pm workshop for 7 – 11s: ‘Shaun the Sheep’ - SOLD OUT
  • 2pm – 3pm workshop for 12s – 16s: ‘Gromit’

Aardman Animations, creators of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run, and the brand new feature film Early Man, are giving you the chance to make your very own clay character at these fun, hands-on modelling workshops. Lead by one of their expert models makers, you’ll get the opportunity to create a model of either Shaun, Gromit or Hognob, plus you’ll be able to ask about the animation processes involved in making Aardman’s award-winning titles. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there – you can take your models home and have a go at animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! app, which they’ll show you how to access and use.

To book call the Museum on 01453 763394.

Part of Stroud Film Festival

 

Special Events

Meet the Animator

Saturday 17/03/2018
to
Sunday 18/03/2018
3pm
COST: Free

Meet the Animator
 

Not many people realise that by the mid twentieth century, Stroud was home to Britain’s biggest and most influential animation company, Halas and Batchelor. Discover more about the work of this famous studio with ‘The Animator, presented by Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company’.

Limited places so booking advised, please call the Museum on 01453 763394. 

Part of Stroud Film Festival

The Halas & Batchelor Cartoon Cafe

Sunday 18/03/2018
11am - 3:30pm
COST: Free, donations welcome

The Halas & Batchelor Cartoon Cafe
 

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, call in for ten minutes or stay for an hour or more!

Part of Stroud Film Festival

Workshops for Adults

Photography for Wellbeing Workshop

Sunday 18/03/2018
2pm - 4:30pm
COST: £25/£20 concessions

Photography for Wellbeing Workshop
 

Cancelled - we'll reschedule soon!

In this workshop you slow down and use photography, mindfulness, and walking to look again at the world around you. You learn to take notice and see the extraordinary in the ordinary. You experience the opposite of 'snapping away'. As well as improve your photography skills, the workshop helps you reduce stress and improve your wellbeing. 

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Part of Museums & Wellbeing Week 2018

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Brian Partridge

Thursday 22/03/2018
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Brian Partridge
 

When Brian Partridge’s knees began sending him painful messages, he re-thought his love of tennis and embarked on a new career as linesman and umpire, serving at Wimbledon between 1992 and 2002.

A real treat for all past and present tennis players – or Wimbledon fans – not to be missed!

Talk with Sandra Porter

Saturday 24/03/2018
2pm
COST: £5

Talk with Sandra Porter
 

Join Sandra Porter for a slideshow about her work and inspirations followed by an informal tour of the gallery, including tea and cake.

Booking necessary, please call 01453 763394.

Special Events

Meet the Artist: Sue Brown

Sunday 25/03/2018
11am - 3pm
COST: Free

Meet the Artist: Sue Brown
 

Sue Brown will be in residence in the foyer café today. Come and meet her and find out more about the medals she’s created for her final Echoes in Enamel project, a series inspired by the Museum’s WW1 archives and the hidden stories it reveals.  

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Maureen Anderson

Thursday 29/03/2018
2pm
COST:

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Maureen Anderson
 

Local historian Maureen Anderson shares her research into the history of a former clothier’s house.

Family Events

Easter Bunny Museum Hunt

Friday 30/03/2018
to
Sunday 15/04/2018

COST: Free

Easter Bunny Museum Hunt
 

Can you find all the baby rabbits who have hopped into the Museum to hide? Our fun Easter ‘I Spy’ trail is back, perfect for families with younger children.

Secret Garden Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 30/03/2018
to
Sunday 08/04/2018

COST:

Secret Garden Easter Egg Hunt
 

As you wander around the enchanting garden, look carefully and see if you can spot some beautiful, colourful eggs hidden here and there … a fun ‘I Spy’ hunt for families, with a chocolate Easter egg or Easter sticker prize for children who complete the challenge.

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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