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Events in April 2017

Exhibitions

Sue Brown Foyer Installation: Letters Home

Tuesday 28/03/2017
to
Sunday 18/06/2017

COST: Free

Sue Brown Foyer 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.

Friends Events

Lecture with Sir Henry Elwes: Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park

Saturday 01/04/2017
2pm
COST: £7.50/ £5 Friends

Lecture with Sir Henry Elwes: Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park
 

This event was previously listed as taking place Saturday 11 March.

Sir Henry will talk about the renowned snowdrop collection at Colesbourne Park which was started by his great grandfather, Henry John Elwes (1846-1922), a traveller-naturalist who introduced many plants to cultivation.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Workshops for Adults

Hand Stitching Workshop with Niki Chandler

Saturday 01/04/2017

COST: £15/

Hand Stitching Workshop with Niki Chandler
 

Join Anglia Textile Works member, Niki Chandler, for an afternoon of hand stitching. 

Using a variety of scrap fabric patches, over stitched with simple running stitch patterns, build up a beautiful abstract artwork. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided but do feel free to bring along any 'special treasures' you might have in your own fabric and thread stash.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Creative Network Business Forum

Wednesday 05/04/2017
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: http://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.

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

Talks

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Ian Mackintosh

Thursday 06/04/2017
2pm
COST: £5

Thursday Afternoon Talk with Ian Mackintosh
 

For our final talk of the season, we invite Ian Mackintosh as he looks at the story of Stanley Mill, one of the area’s many woollen mills.

Advance booking and payment is necessary for all events, please call us on 01453 763394 or ask at reception during your next visit.

Workshops for Adults

Printmaking with Gum Arabic Transfer Workshop with Sue Brown

Saturday 08/04/2017
10am - 4pm
COST: £30

Printmaking with Gum Arabic Transfer Workshop with Sue Brown
 

This is Sue Brown’s signature workshop!  Using Gum Arabic and the humble black-and-white photocopy as your ‘plate’, you can make prints of photographic images which can be printed onto paper, fabric and straight into a sketch book. No nasty chemicals or expensive equipment required.

Together with a variety of mixed media techniques using ink, oil pastel and bleach learn how to create personal sketch book pages, artist books and textile starting points using photocopies of your own imagery, drawn or photographed. An ideal workshop to kick start your creativity!

Please bring black and white photocopies, sketch books and a variety of fabric snippets, and a packed lunch.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Supported by Arts Council England

Floral Design Workshop: Dutch Period Floral Design

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

Floral Design Workshop: Dutch Period Floral Design
 

Event Cancelled

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

Easter Bunny Museum Hunt

Wednesday 12/04/2017
to
Sunday 23/04/2017

COST: Free

Easter Bunny Museum Hunt
 

Some mischievous baby rabbits are hiding inside the Museum ... can you help us find them? A fun I-Spy trail for younger children.

Special Events

Meet the Maker: Sara Impey

Thursday 13/04/2017
2pm - 4pm
COST: Free

Meet the Maker: Sara Impey
 

Call in and meet Sarah Impey and discover more about Anglia Textile Works and their spring exhibition.

A Gift for the Epheremist

Saturday 15/04/2017
12 - 3pm
COST: Free

A Gift for the Epheremist
 

Improvised, ambient music by Anne Chris Bakker and Andrew Heath and Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra (KBK)

Part of the SVA Site Festival, this improvised performance will take place in the ‘Secret Garden’ behind the Museum. Pause and contemplate and immerse yourself in ambient driftscapes which shimmer and pulse with fragile, half-glimpsed melodies.

www.aqueousarts.com

Family Events

Periscope presents: The Planning Office

Thursday 20/04/2017
to
Saturday 22/04/2017
11am - 4pm
COST: Free, donations welcome

Periscope presents: The Planning Office
 

A drop-in family workshop for all ages

Its spring and time for a fresh start at work as the outside world wakes up and begins some fervent growth processes! Enter the planning office, submit your plans and investigate repetition, patterns and structures. Use all things office-related and some surprising materials to explore the world of natural building, from nests to cells, fractals to honeycomb. What forms and ideas will you contribute to the office walls? All are welcome to come construct, print, observe, trace and experiment! Free, drop in activities for everyone to enjoy together, organised by Periscope artist duo Alison Cockcroft and Emily Joy.

www.periscopics.wordpress.com

Workshops for Children

Printmaking with Gum Arabic Transfer Workshop for Young People with Sue Brown

Saturday 22/04/2017
10am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4pm
COST: £10 per session

Printmaking with Gum Arabic Transfer Workshop for Young People with Sue Brown
 

Thanks to Arts Council funding, Sue Brown is delighted to offer two highly affordable workshops for Year 10 – 13 students. Using Gum Arabic and the humble black-and-white photocopy as your ‘plate’, you can make prints of photographic images - no nasty chemicals or expensive equipment required. This is an ideal technique for transferring original drawings and photographic imagery onto fabric or into your sketchbook. Please bring black and white toner photocopies, sketch books and a variety of fabric snippets with you.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

Supported by Arts Council England

Special Events

Meet the Maker: Fay Allwood

Saturday 22/04/2017
2pm - 4pm
COST: Free

Meet the Maker: Fay Allwood
 

A chance to meet Fay Allwood and to watch her demonstrate dry felting by hand with an embellisher.

Talks

Talk with Cherry Vernon-Harcourt: Norfolk Inspiration

Sunday 23/04/2017
2pm
COST: £7/£5 Museum Friends

Talk with Cherry Vernon-Harcourt: Norfolk Inspiration
 

The Anglia Textile Works exhibition programme ends with a fascinating illustrated talk by Cherry Vernon-Harcourt. Come and hear about her current quilting projects and how she is inspired by the landscapes of Norfolk.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394. 

Family Events

National Dragon Day

Sunday 23/04/2017
3pm
COST: £3 children, accompanying adults go free

National Dragon Day
 

Join us for a fun alternative to St George’s Day!

Following her popular appearance at the museum last summer, Agent Green is back – and she’s bringing a friend, Agent Krisa the Keeper of Tales from DCHQ Dragon Conservation Headquarters. Agent Krisa will be telling Dragon Tales from around the world, including the heroic legend of England’s patron saint. This will be followed by Agent Green leading a Dragon Tracking & Survival exercise in Stratford Park, which will include more stories, dragon care and training, and her version of the truth about George!

Set to be a thrilling afternoon of dragon tales and tracking, making fantastic fun for all the family.

To book simply give us a call on 01453 763394. And don’t miss out on our special Family Tickets – a steal at just £10!

Walks

Paul Rutter Spring Tree Walk

Sunday 30/04/2017
2pm - 4pm
COST: £3.50

Paul Rutter Spring Tree Walk
 

Trees are vital for a healthy environment but we often take them for granted.

This guided tour will look at the fine collection of trees from around the world, in Stratford Park. We shall explore how trees grow, the chemistry inside a tree and look at the differences between one tree and another.

Booking necessary, please call on 01453 763394.

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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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