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Events in June 2018

Exhibitions

World War One - Souvenirs

Tuesday 01/05/2018
to
Sunday 02/09/2018

COST: Free

Image shows the gift tin issued to soldiers at Christmas 1914 - it would have contained chocolate or cigarettes

World War One - Souvenirs
 

A mini-foyer display showing souvenirs made and acquired by those involved in the First World War.

Part of our World War One Commemoration Programme

Workshops for Adults

Natural Plant Dye Workshop

Saturday 02/06/2018
to
Sunday 03/06/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: 80/65 Museum Friends

Natural Plant Dye Workshop
 

Led by Marianne van der Tas, you will learn about dye plants, preparing dyes and natural fibres, dyeing the 'colours of the rainbow' and experimenting with other hues. Bring natural, undyed fleece, yarn or silk for dyeing, an apron, rubber gloves, note pad and pen and picnic lunch to share. There will be some yarn for sale. For adults and students aged 16 plus.

Discounted price of £65 for MiP Friends and members of Atelier Stroud and Stroudwater Textile Trust.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Part of the ‘Lost for Words’ exhibition programme supported by Arts Council England

Special Events

Theatre Show: Love Lies Bleeding

Thursday 07/06/2018
7:30pm
COST: 8 adults/ 6 children

Theatre Show: Love Lies Bleeding
 

Museum in the Park regulars Jenny Wren Productions (The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Twelfth Night) now present Love Lies Bleeding, a world premiere by Jamila Gavin (Coram Boy). Two young women, Gwen and Dodo, share a flat in London at the outbreak of World War II. Gwen joins the WRAC, while star-struck Dodo, training to be an actress, soon finds herself entertaining the troops. Dodo’s family have Nazi sympathies and she gradually finds herself being pulled in opposing directions: where should her loyalties lie? Matters come to a head after Dunkirk when she is forced not only to choose between the two men in her life but also to make up her mind which side she is on.

Jenny Wren Productions bring their open-air shows to the Museum grounds every summer (and will be back in 2018 with a production of Emma) – now, for a change, they present an indoors show with Love Lies Bleeding. Jamila Gavin is well-known for her work around Stroud (and is one of the founders of Stroud Book Festival) and for her award-winning books for young people.

To book please call on 01453 763394.

Workshops for Adults

Workshop with Andrew Morrison: Stencils, Pencils, Art Utensils

Saturday 09/06/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: 30

Workshop with Andrew Morrison: Stencils, Pencils, Art Utensils
 

Led by printmaker/educator Andrew Morrison, use hand-cut, commercial and found stencils to respond to John Furnival's work. Explore stencilling, building up layers of texture, colour, imagery and text to create complex artworks.  Materials provided but bring special paper and images to work from if you wish. For adults and 16 and above with some art skills. Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Part of the ‘Lost for Words’ exhibition programme supported by Arts Council England

Special Events

Sounds for a Small Space

Saturday 09/06/2018
7:30pm
COST: 3.50

Sounds for a Small Space
 

After a sell-out inaugural session, Sounds for a Small Space is back at the Museum in the Park.

Join musicians in an evening of new music. Expect relaxing ambient, unusual acoustic instruments, modern synthesised sounds with interesting percussion.

This performance hosts artists Simon McCorry, Time Attendant / Psychological Strategy Board and Phonsonic.

Tickets £3.50 on the door. Doors open 7:30pm. There will be a bar and a short interval between performances.

Exhibitions

Natural History from the Collections

Tuesday 12/06/2018
to
Sunday 24/06/2018

COST: Free

Image shows an albino field vole presented to the museum in 1945

Natural History from the Collections
 

Presented as part of the Festival of Nature, pop into the museum to see this mini-display of natural history specimens from the Museum Collections - from butterflies to bugs, wet-preservation to pinned insects, we've got it all!

Special Events

The Festival Players Present: The Winter's Tale

Wednesday 13/06/2018
7:30pm
COST: 15/13.50 concessions

The Festival Players Present: The Winter's Tale
 

The Festival Players Theatre Company is a professional theatre company delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare, committed to presenting the very best in touring theatre.

Written by Shakespeare in his later years, The Winter’s Tale is an intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Sparked by an obsessive envy of a perceived relationship between his Queen and his oldest friend, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affect two kingdoms and two generations; there is jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, and an amazing revelation. Tremendous entertainment for a Summer evening in the Walled Garden!

Box office: Stroud Tourist Information Centre 01453 760900, or buy on the night – gates open at 6pm.

Mothing Evening in Stratford Park

Friday 15/06/2018
8:30pm
COST: Free

Mothing Evening in Stratford Park
 

Join Mike McCrea for mothing adventures in the park! We’ll be sugaring the trees and seeing which species are active with the help of a moth lamp on the edge of the woodland. Wear sturdy shoes/boots, bring a torch and meet outside the Museum. All welcome, but children must be supervised by parents or carers.

Workshops for Adults

Workshop: Knitting with Words and Letters

Saturday 16/06/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: 40

Workshop: Knitting with Words and Letters
 

Join Katharina Child of Atelier Workspace for a workshop inspired by Astrid Furnival's work and words. Knit with hand spun, natural dyed wool to create knitted blocks of words and colour. Listen to Astrid's own words about her work taken from an interview with Kath.  For adults and 16 and above with a good knowledge of knitting. Materials provided. Please bring lunch to share.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Part of the ‘Lost for Words’ exhibition programme supported by Arts Council England

Family Events

Family Drop In Workshop: The Wordsmith's Studio

Saturday 23/06/2018
to
Sunday 24/06/2018
11am - 4pm
COST: Free

Family Drop In Workshop: The Wordsmith's Studio
 

What happens when words become objects? What happens when objects, text and image misalign? Periscope presents an immersive experimental event, a theatrical space filled with unexpected objects and tools in which to explore and create. Periscope artists, Alison Cockcroft and Emily Joy, provide participatory events and environments that encourage creative involvement in unexpected ways. All ages welcome – drop in for ten minutes or bring a picnic and stay all day!

Part of the ‘Lost for Words’ exhibition programme supported by Arts Council England

Exhibitions

Apple Tree Moon

Saturday 30/06/2018
to
Sunday 29/07/2018

COST: Admission Free

Apple Tree Moon
 

Arthur Penn lives near the town of Nailsworth in the Cotswolds with his wife Kate and Louis the Labrador. His studio has a door which opens onto their garden, which is where he finds much of his inspiration. He has always explored a range of printmaking processes, including etching and collagraph, but most recently has been making a series of lino block relief prints. He uses handmade Japanese paper and slowly hand prints his designs using a spoon to burnish the paper. His ideas are drawn from house and garden, simple everyday plants and familiar objects. Above all he is inspired by the transient beauty of nature, and details such as the way things grow, the arabesque of the natural forms, the direction tendrils spiral, leaves curl and ferns unfurl.

Arthur will be ‘in residence’ on Sundays 8, 22 and 29 July between 2pm and 4pm. He’ll be running a workshop for adults on 15 July and drop in printmaking activities for children on 25 July. Do come and meet him then.

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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