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Celebrate Museums at Night at the Museum in the Park
Join the Museum in the Park for this special event staged to celebrate Museums at Night – the UK's ‘lates' festival for the culturally curious.
Museums at Night is an opportunity to not only celebrate your local museum but see the Museum in a different light!
On Friday 12 May the Museum in the Park will be open from 7pm until 10pm, a special late opening linked to Museums at Night, the national programme which invites you to discover your local museum or art gallery ‘out of hours' and in a different light.
Come and enjoy a wander through the Museum displays which span ancient archaeology to more recent social history, full of fascinating stories of everyday life in times gone by. Bring a torch and see what intriguing objects catch your eye .... from dinosaurs to dinner plates and lace to lawnmowers, there's always something ‘new' (or very old!) to see here. Teas, coffees, wine and Stroud Brewery ales will be on sale in the foyer cafe bar and the Art Gallery will also be open, showing the powerful, thought provoking ‘Disrupt' exhibition, part of the 2017 Select Festival.
Those who'd like to explore the great outdoors can join Stroud Valleys Project for their annual May Bat Walk. Book in advance by calling SVP on 01453 753358 for a place on this popular bat detecting adventure which starts at 8pm outside the Museum.
And finally, music lovers are in for a rare treat .... The talented Dave Ayre and his fellow musicians are bringing an eclectic mixture of music to the Walled Garden Pavilion. Including music spanning four centuries, the programme is inspired by the parkland setting of the museum; the heritage of Stroud and Gloucestershire; and the night. Dave Ayre is well-known in Stroud for his ‘Baroque Night' concert series, launched in 2012. He has collaborated with the Museum in the Park on a number of music education projects with local schools including Edwin's Extraordinary Invention, about the Stroud lawnmower inventor Edwin Budding; Connections, inspired by the area's waterways and railways heritage; and Dragon Scales, using the museum's exhibits and exploring links between music around the world.
This special performance, the first ever evening concert in Stroud's ‘Secret Garden', promises to delight and enchant! Be sure to book soon to secure a seat ... call the Museum on 01453 763394.
8pm | £15 (£10 concs) 'All Night Under the Moon' by Dave Ayre and his ensemble.
An eclectic mixture of mainly classical music spanning four centuries inspired by the heritage of Stroud and Gloucestershire.
To book call the Museum on 01453 763394
Event supported by Pitt Godden & Taylor LLP.
8pm – 10pm | £5 Bat Walk with Stroud Valleys Project
Join Nadine Smykatz-Kloss for a bat walk in Stratford Park.
Booking necessary – call Stroud Valleys Project on 01453 753358
Museums at Night is the UK-wide festival of Lates in museums and galleries, produced by Culture24, the Brighton-based arts charity dedicated to shining a light on Britain’s sparkling culture and heritage.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
Museum retains national quality mark
The Museum in the Park retains official tourist board's quality assurance mark
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