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2002

Notre Dame la Riche, Tours by Frank Brangwyn

Wanderlust and Working Lives
A Selection of Etchings by Sir Frank Brangwyn, 1867 - 1956
Friday 29th March - Sunday 7th July
 
This exhibition draws together a selection of dynamic etchings from the Authority's reserve collection produced by the late Sir Frank Brangwyn.
 
On display are many of the subjects recurrent in Brangwyn's work including depictions of trades people at work and buildings, predominantly functional structures, in particular bridges and mills.
 
 
Bold Print
Wed 3rd April 11.30am - 4.00pm
Children 8 years and above + families welcome.
 
Bold prints will be produced using relief printing techniques, such as mono printing and creating a collograph. The print workshop will be in conjunction with the exhibition of Brangwyn etchings.
 
 
Magic Lantern Show
Monday 1st April
 
Visitors will be able to discover how an upper class Victorian family would have entertained themselves before the days of cinema. Philip Banham's magnificent shows include amongst others a visit to the circus.
 
 
Local History Week 4th - 12th May
Saturday 4th and Monday 6th May 2.00pm - 4.00pm
 
As part of local history week, Bewdley Historical Research Group will set up a research station with a range of materials from local parish registers, censuses and monumental inscriptions. The International Geneological Index will be available for family history enquiries.
 
 
The Secret Garden
Monday 6th May 3.00pm
A performance by the Storytellers Theatre Company
 
A delightful adaption of the popular children's book.
 
 
The Golden Craft
Saturday 1st June - Monday 3rd June
Public Workshop
 
Working with straw in a variety of ways from tying, plaiting and glueing, a magnificent replica Queen, Sceptre, Crown and Golden Orb will be created to celebrate the Golden Jubilee.

Corn dolly queen, newspaper cutting

Music in the Park - the Jazz Ramblers
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Gardens
Sunday 2nd June
 

 
On the Homefront
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July
 
Artefacts, display and reminiscence will give some insight into what life was like on the homefront - from being a member of the homeguard, cooking with rationing or adjusting to life as an evacuee.
Linked with the Severn Valley Railway's 1940's weekend.
 
 
Bewdley Museum's 30th Birthday Party
Saturday 13th July
 
Bewdley Museum was opened in 1972 with a special visit from Princess Alexandra.Celebrate our anniversary by joining in a range of quizzes and other activities.
 
 
Woodlands Week
3rd - 11th August
 
The Museum joins forces with the Forestry Commission's Wyre Forest Visitor and Discovery Centre.
 
Weaving with Nature
Wednesday 7th August
Create your own unique hand made panels using items from the forest and natural yarns.
 
Make a Basket in a Day!
Saturday 10th August
Beginners will be taught to make a round fruit or egg basket and learn the techniques of this ancient craft. Those with some experience will be encouraged to learn new skills.
 
 
 
Music in the Park - The Gershwin Gang
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Gardens
Sunday 4th August
 
 
Music in the Park - the Strauss String Quartet
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Garden
Sunday 18th August
 
 
Ugly Mugs
Wednesday 14th August
Children's workshop -  make your own mugs with the funniest faces imaginable!
 
 
Clay Masks
Wednesday 14th August
Children's workshop -  make clay masks to hang up at home.
 
 
A History of Photography
Portraiture Through the Ages
A special touring exhibition from the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust
Saturday 13th July - Sunday 1st September
 
This exhibition will take visitors from the 19th century portraits by Fox Talbot and Mrs Cameron through the 20th century, including works by Cecil Beaton, Angus McBean, Linda McCartney, Lichfield and Snowdon, to the digital images of Candace Farmer. Celebrity portraits ranged from Sarah Bernhardt and Aubrey Beardsley to Mick Jagger and Tony Blair.
 
Find out more about the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust - http://www.dimbola.co.uk/ 
 
Tudor Realms
Monday 26th August 11.30am - 5.00pm
 
Bewdley's wealth and importance increased considerably in the late 15th century when Edward IV granted Bewdley a Borough Charter creating a free Borough with special Royal privileges. Tickenhill Manor provided a focus for royal entertainment with Mary Tudor residing there between 1525 and 1527.
This event will bring to life the essence of the Tudor period through the dance and music experienced by the nobility, as well as life for the peasant classes.
Special highlights this year include displays of falconry, accompanied by other magnificent birds of prey.
 
Heritage Open Day
Sunday 15th September
11am - 5pm FREE ADMISSION!
 
Young People is the theme this year and there are plenty of spaces to explore and activities to take part in, including brass rubbing for families and demonstrations by Wyre Forest lacemakers.
 
Bewdley Festival
Museum Open Day
Satuday 12th October
11.00am - 3.00pm FREE ADMISSION!
 
The Museum opens its doors free of charge as part of the Festival's celebrations.
A range of demontrations and special activities will take place plus local history and charity stalls.
 

pewter today exhibition

Pewter Today
The Millenium Pewter Collection
on loan from  - The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
14th September - 31st October
 
This fine exhibition of contemporary pewterware shatters the myth of pewter as a dull, old fashioned, grey metal suited only for retirement tankards. The pewter on show is the work of twenty seven young designers, many of them "Pewter Live" design award winners.
Come and see pewter in a new light!
 
Find out more about the Worshipful Company of Pewterers -
 

Christmas Candles
Tuesday 29th October, 2002
1.30pm - 4.00pm
 
Light up your Christmas in a special way with the opportunity to produce colourful moulded candles or why not go for something more traditional such as a hand rolled beeswax candle?
 
Christmas Glass Decorations
Thursday 31st October, 2002
2.00pm - 4.00pm
 
Following the success of last year's event Vanessa, resident glass designer and maker, will be helping others to make their own unique sparkling and translucent decorations - ideal as a gift or to hang on your tree.
 
 

Glass Decoration course