Reincarnated Rubbish – Endangered and Extinct
14 September – 2 November
Monday – Saturday
An exhibition of amazing animal sculptures and more created from recycled materials by recycling artist Val Hunt.
With inspiration, ingenuity, humour and skill creative Val Hunt has created a fascinating selection of large and small sculptural pieces which are both appealing and informative. Animals, exotic birds, fish, dinosaurs and species of flora – all on the edge of extinction or now extinct.
The sculptures have been made from a selection of throwaway materials, especially Val’s favourite medium, metal drinks cans.
This exhibition presents a subtle message about recycling and preservation, raising awareness of why the creatures on show are endangered or extinct. Find out why species are disappearing from this planet at an alarming rate.
Work is for sale. Entry by donation.
Based on the smash hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all your favourite cracka-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.
Running over a weekend, learn how to throw basic cylinders at the potter’s wheel and then develop them into handy household items.
Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+. Fee includes bisque firing)
PLEASE NOTE: THE TIMES FOR 22 SEPT DIFFER:
21 Sept: 1.30-4.30
22 Sept: 10am-1pm
This year’s Muir Trust Artist in Residence is Katie Surridge, a mixed media artist specialising in metal casting. During her residency, Katie will be exploring the archaeology collections and creating her own assemblages inspired by her finds. Open studio sessions throughout the residency – times tbc. The work that Katie produces will then be on display in her residency exhibition from November until January.
The Museum is open 10am -5pm Tuesday- Saturday.
Half Term 29th October -2nd November 10am -5pm Monday -Saturday.
Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Her new album ‘Behind The Wall’
Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually, Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities and societies and where will our actions lead us?
Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant and beautiful, this show is not to be missed.
Photo Rex Preston Photography
Hand Building Pinch Pots and Coil for Novices with Helen Neighbour
Running over three consecutive Saturday afternoons, this short course in pottery is perfect for beginners. Learn all about hand building techniques including pinch pots and coiling to create unique works of ceramics.
Price does not include clay or firing (as sizes of pieces will vary)
Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.