What’s on at Bucks County Museum
James Fox Textile Artist - Muir Trust Artist in Residence 2017
21 September – 21 October
Meet James Fox at his open studio and discover how his work is inspired by the Museum’s collections. Open studios on Fridays and most Saturdays. Call or check website for times.
Handbags and Gladrags Workshop with James Fox
Saturday 14 October, 10.30am – 3pm
Create a unique piece of textile art on your own practical bag for life. This workshop will involve design development and hand stitching at your own level. Feel free to bring along fabric scraps, beads, buttons and any embellishments to complement your final piece. Suitable for all levels of stitching ability. Cost £30 (includes £15 for materials). Booking essential.
Mushroom Magic - A UK Fungus Day Event
Saturday 7 October, 11am – 4pm
Mystified by mushrooms or tantalised by toadstools? Then come along and meet experts from the Bucks Fungus Group and marvel at their magnificent display of locally collected mushrooms and toadstools. Hands on activities. Suitable for all. No need to book.
Adventures in Goldwork with Hanny Newton
Saturday 14 October, 10.30am – 4pm
This workshop gives stitchers of all abilities the opportunity to explore the possibilities of couching. During the day you will create a series of hand embroidered samples and small pieces which will become a ‘tool kit’ of techniques to further your creativity and enhance your artwork. Cost £45 including materials. Booking essential.
To War with Pencil and Paintbrush: British Art and Propaganda in the First World War
Thursday 19 October, 6.30 - 7.30pm
2017 marks the centenary of the Efforts and Ideals project, the most ambitious art propaganda exercise in the 20th century. Peter Vass, honorary research fellow at Oxford Brookes, considers this initiative in the context of the times and assesses its success both as art and propaganda. Cost £7.50. Booking essential.
Saturday 21 October
Join us at the museum for an afternoon celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Light, with crafts, storytelling and drummers. Check website for full details.
Creepily Crafty Halloween Fun this Half Term.
Tuesday 24 October: Halloween Lantern Painting
Wednesday 25 October: Ceramic Pumpkin Painting
Thursday 26 October: Ceramic Mini-Planter Painting
Drop in 10am and 12 noon or 1pm and 3pm. £3 per child. No need to book. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Check our website for all charges, opening times, birthday parties and special events. Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org