What's on

Workshops for Adults

Creative Network Business Forum

Wednesday 19/10/2016
to
Friday 30/12/2016
10:30am - 12:30pm
COST: Various

Creative Network Business Forum
 

Creative Network runs business forums for those working in any part of the arts, crafts and design sectors. It's time away from your studio or desk to discover & explore the business dimensions of your work. Learn skills and refresh on existing skills within a facilitated supportive peer-to-peer community.

The 'Creative Network' business forums will run every six weeks from Stroud's Museum in the Park with the first forum running on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 10.30am - 12.30pm. Further details can be found on Facebook or at the website: www.creativenetwork.org.uk

Each forum will include a training seminar by industry expert Abbi Kirby and will include discussions as well as offering thinking tasks and the chance to have free business mentoring sessions.

Benefits of being part of Creative Network are accessing: low-cost business seminars and training; facilitated discussions; help with doing market research and how to interpret data; support with developing marketing plans; ways to generate leads brushing up on sales and selling techniques; exploration of ways to raise awareness and reach audiences; identify routes to market and sell; expand your networks to create meaningful peer-to-peer support; listen and learn from other peoples' experiences; you'll be set challenges to stretch yourself; feedback sessions to enable you to move forward positively; build your resilience stay positive and motivated.

To attend a session costs £25.
If you attend 5 sessions in a row you qualify for 1 hour free business mentoring with Abbi Kirby.
Drop in as and when you need support.
Free membership.
No contract or monthly payment required.
Email to book and pay online to reserve your place.
Try out your first session for £20.

To register your interest or to ask a question, send a note to: info@creativenetwork.org.uk

Exhibitions

Two Make

Sunday 01/01/2017
to
Sunday 19/02/2017

COST: Free

Two Make
 

'Two Make' plots the shared output of ten pairs of established makers who have created new work together. The partnerships are diverse, ranging from life long friends who live in different parts of the country, makers working with each other for the first time, makers who wanted to learn new skills and a couple working together over pregnancy and the birth of their daughter. Two Makes explores collaboration, sharing ideas, working through problems, encountering risk and explorin uncertainty.

This exhibition is part of a wider project that explores cooperation within craft communities, particulalry drawing on the role of regional craft guilds and associations in supporting practitioners' livelihoods. Two Make emerged from Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen as a way to celebrate the spirit of cooperation and as a way of stimulating and enhancing the practice of current members.

Curated by Miranda Lenonard, in partnership with Dr. Nicola Thomas, University of Exeter and the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.

Supported by the Arts Council and Humanities Research Council and the Arts Council.

Walks

New Year's Day Walk

Sunday 01/01/2017
2pm
COST: Free

New Year's Day Walk
 

Blow away the cobwebs with a walk in the fresh air and celebrate the first day of the New Year. All welcome, put your wellies on and meet outside the Museum!

Exhibitions

Collections Display: Defence of the Realm

Sunday 01/01/2017
to
Sunday 19/02/2017

COST: Free

Collections Display: Defence of the Realm
 

This exhibition takes a look at the World War One volunteer force - the forerunner of 'Dad's Army' - and efforts to protect the UK from possible invasion or attack during the war.

Family Events

Family Drop In Workshop: Raggy Coats for Stroud Wassail

Sunday 08/01/2017
11am - 3:30pm
COST: £2 per person

Family Drop In Workshop: Raggy Coats for Stroud Wassail
 

Come and make a rustic, raggedy coat to wear in Strou'd Wassail procession on Saturday 14 January. A drop in workshop for families with children aged five plus, and bring along an old t-shirt!

Workshops for Adults

Creative Network Business Forum

Wednesday 11/01/2017
to
Wednesday 09/08/2017
10.30am-12.30pm
COST: Various

Creative Network Business Forum
 

Creative Network runs business forums for those working in any part of the arts, crafts and design sectors. It's time away from your studio or desk to discover & explore the business dimensions of your work. Learn skills and refresh on existing skills within a facilitated supportive peer-to-peer community.

The 'Creative Network' business forums will run every six weeks from Stroud's Museum in the Park with the first forum running on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 10.30am - 12.30pm. Further details can be found on Facebook or at the website: www.creativenetwork.org.uk

Each forum will include a training seminar by industry expert Abbi Kirby and will include discussions as well as offering thinking tasks and the chance to have free business mentoring sessions.

Benefits of being part of Creative Network are accessing: low-cost business seminars and training; facilitated discussions; help with doing market research and how to interpret data; support with developing marketing plans; ways to generate leads brushing up on sales and selling techniques; exploration of ways to raise awareness and reach audiences; identify routes to market and sell; expand your networks to create meaningful peer-to-peer support; listen and learn from other peoples' experiences; you'll be set challenges to stretch yourself; feedback sessions to enable you to move forward positively; build your resilience stay positive and motivated.

To attend a session costs £25.
If you attend 5 sessions in a row you qualify for 1 hour free business mentoring with Abbi Kirby.
Drop in as and when you need support.
Free membership.
No contract or monthly payment required.
Email to book and pay online to reserve your place.
Try out your first session for £20.

To register your interest or to ask a question, send a note to: info@creativenetwork.org.uk

Willow Workshop with Susan Early

Saturday 21/01/2017
10am - 3:30pm
COST: £25

Willow Workshop with Susan Early
 

Workshop is fully booked!

Make a bread or fruit baskety using traditional techniques and Somerset willow. Learn various weaves to create a beautiful and unique basket.

All materials and tools will be provided.

Advance booking necessary, please call on 01453 7663394.

'Inspired Tales': Storytelling Workshop for Adults

Sunday 05/02/2017
11am - 4pm
COST: £15/£10 Museum Friends

'Inspired Tales': Storytelling Workshop for Adults
 

In celebration of National Storytelling Week, this one day workshop with Chloe of the Midnight Storytellers invites you to experiment with the stroyteller's craft, inspired by the Museum displays. From true life tales to wish fulfilment, you can tell it like it was or invent stories to match the Museum's collections.

Booking necessary, please call before January 9 on 01453 763394.

Family Events

Made in Stroud: Incredible Inventions Trail

Saturday 11/02/2017
to
Sunday 19/02/2017

COST: Free

Made in Stroud: Incredible Inventions Trail
 

The world's first lawnmower, the adjustable spanner, plastic made from milk, ground-breaking animations and so much more... Tracy Spiers has designed a new Museum Trail which invites you to discover just some of the incredible inventions which began here, in Stroud!

Link to Festomane, Stroud's Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering.

Family Drop In Workshop: Valentine's Day Cards

Tuesday 14/02/2017
11am - 3:30pm
COST: £2

Family Drop In Workshop: Valentine's Day Cards
 

Come along to the Museum where we will be sharing love and affection with a unique, handmade card!

A family activity for people of all ages.

Workshops for Adults

Floral Design Workshop: An Edwardian Tussie Mussie Posy

Tuesday 14/02/2017
10am - 1pm
COST: £55

Floral Design Workshop: An Edwardian Tussie Mussie Posy
 

Join Katherine Kear and her team for this unqiue opportunity to receive expert tuition on how to produce historically influenced foral arrangements. Set in the Pavilion in our newly opened Walled Garden, this is a wonderful opportunity for floral creativity!

Refreshments and all materials will be provided. To book please telephone 07774979844 or email floralcreativity@gmail.com.

Family Events

Family Drop In Workshop: Make a Mini Museum

Wednesday 15/02/2017
to
Friday 17/02/2017
11am - 3:30pm
COST: £2

Family Drop In Workshop: Make a Mini Museum
 

Imagine your very own museum! Be inspired by real Museum objects or invent a new collection of intriguing finds and mysterious treasures.

A fabulous drop in workshop for families with children aged five and above.

Special Events

Meet the Curator: Miniature Museum Objects

Wednesday 15/02/2017
2pm - 4pm
COST: Free

Meet the Curator: Miniature Museum Objects
 

Call in to meet the Curator and take a look at some of the teeniest, tiniest objects from Stroud District's wonderful Collections!

Exhibitions

Collections Display: To my Dearest Love

Tuesday 21/02/2017
to
Sunday 26/03/2017

COST: Free

Collections Display: To my Dearest Love
 

As a warm up to Sue Brown's new installation we will show a selction of letters sent to and from the men fighting the war.

Cheltenham Illustration Awards: Tales of Nonsense

Saturday 25/02/2017
to
Sunday 19/03/2017

COST: Free

Cheltenham Illustration Awards: Tales of Nonsense
 

This exhibition showcases work by contemporary illustrators who were shortlisted for the 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards.

Organised by the University of Gloucestershire, the annual competition attracts entries from around the world and is open to students as well as emerging and established professionals. The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour Annual and focuses on narrative and visual storytelling.

The 2016 theme was 'Tales of Nonsense'. We sing nonsense rhymes to our children, we speak in riddles when we can't face the facts, we hide our deepest mysteries in absurdity... Nonsense attempts to explain the inexplicable and makes us smile when common sense fails.

Workshops for Adults

Floral Design Workshop: A Victorian Posy

Saturday 25/03/2017
10am - 1pm
COST: £55

Floral Design Workshop: A Victorian Posy
 

Join Katherine Kear and her team for this unqiue opportunity to receive expert tuition on how to produce historically influenced foral arrangements. Set in the Pavilion out in our newly opened Walled Garden, this is a wonderful opportunity for floral creativity!

Refreshments and all materials will be provided. To book please telephone 07774979844 or email floralcreativity@gmail.com.

Family Events

Family Drop In Workshop: Cards and Crafts for Mother's Day

Sunday 26/03/2017
11am - 3:30pm
COST: £2 per activity

Family Drop In Workshop: Cards and Crafts for Mother's Day
 

Brighten up your Mum's day with some hands-on creative, crafty fun. Make a card, a brooch or both!

All ages welcome for card making, but brooch making is a little more fiddly and is recommended for children aged seven and over.

Exhibitions

Sue Brown Showcase Installation: Letters Home

Tuesday 28/03/2017
to
Sunday 04/06/2017

COST:

Sue Brown Showcase Installation: Letters Home
 

The latest in Sue's World War One Artist in Residence series. This installation will take inspiration from the Museum's collection of letters and postcards received in the Stroud District by the friends and families of the men away at war.

Special Events

Meet the Artist: Sue Brown

Friday 31/03/2017
11am - 3pm
COST: Free

Meet the Artist: Sue Brown
 

Meet our artist in residence, Sue Brown, and find out how she made the latest installation for 'Echoes in Enamel, Letters from the Front'. Sue will demonstrate Gum Arabic transfer and talk about the inspiration behind the new piece on display in the Museum foyer.

Workshops for Adults

Floral Design Workshop: Dutch Period Floral Design

Tuesday 11/04/2017
10am - 1pm
COST: £55

Floral Design Workshop: Dutch Period Floral Design
 

Join Katherine Kear and her team for this unqiue opportunity to receive expert tuition on how to produce historically influenced foral arrangements. Set in the Pavilion out in our newly opened Walled Garden, this is a wonderful opportunity for floral creativity!

Refreshments and all materials will be provided. To book please telephone 07774979844 or email floralcreativity@gmail.com.

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View of Wallbridge, Stroud, c.1790, artist unknown. This popular painting on display in the Museum shows Wallbridge in Stroud at a time when spinners and weavers worked at home in their cottages.

 
 

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