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Green man, workshop, abingdon, things to do, adult craft
Published on: 07 Feb 2018
Visitors are invited to take part in a fantastic workshop 'Create a Green Man Wall Plaque' at Abingdon Museum on 27th February this year. The workshop is a once-only event linked to the popular Myth, Mystery and Music exhibition currently displayed in the Sessions Gallery at the Museum in the town centre.  Tickets can be booked in advance on 01235 523703, or from the museum reception. No prior experience is necessary and all equipment/clay will be provided. When finished, plaques will be taken away and fired ready for collection from the museum later.  Don't miss out, book now to try out a... more
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Published on: 04 Feb 2018
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 3:00pm   A talk by Tim Healey   Tim Healey explores the story behind the mysterious leafy mask seen on our old parish churches, in 18th century garden ornaments and Victorian street architecture. A presentation utilising a wealth of vivid pictures of the Green Man subject in Oxfordshire.   Price: £5 per person Location: Kempster Room, museum basement. This level is accessible by lift.   Tickets must be booked in advance.  
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Things to do, Abingdon, Museum, Events, Family activities, day out, craft, workshop, art
Published on: 18 Jan 2018
Saturday 27th January, 10:00am-12:00pm   Join artist Barbara Payne and learn how to make a colourful collaged wall plaque inspired by the Green Man image. Afterwards, why not explore the Myth, Mystery and Music exhibition upstairs and see if you can find all of the Green Men in the pictures upstairs!    Price: £6.00  Time: 10am-12pm Aprons and all equipment supplied. Location: Kempster Room, museum basement Facilities: Toilets, Baby Changing, Lift Access Booking in advance is advised, please contact the museum on 01235 523703 or museum.bookings@abingdon.gov.uk  
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Published on: 12 Oct 2017
The Cunning Little Vixen, a special screening and talk by Geoff Dunbar   Wednesday, 1st November, 7:00pm-9:00pm   BAFTA award winning director and animator Geoff Dunbar presents a very special screening of his celebrated production for the BBC of The Cunning Little Vixen. The film is a visually stunning animated adaptation of Janacek's opera, and follows the story of a wild vixen and her relationship with both humans and the countryside.The film was nominated for the prestigious Prix Italia and won the Golden Prague in 2004.  The evening will begin with a talk by the director... more
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Published on: 12 Oct 2017
1917: The Search for Victory   Friday, 10th November, 7:00pm-9:30pm   A lecture by Gareth Howell and Rick Stevens Special guest John Dexter After the failure of the Somme offensive to end the war the Allies prepare to win the war in 1917. The British are ready having learnt valuable lessons from 1916 and having been reinforced with new equipment and new technology. The successes in the Battle of Arras, including Vimy Ridge give way to the sufferings of Passchendaele and a renewed hope at Cambrai. Join us for a talk by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and Battlefield Relic... more
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Comic Capers
Published on: 29 Sep 2017
To tie in with the launch of the fantastic new exhibition Geoff Dunbar: A Personal History of Classical Animation, Abingdon County Hall Museum's volunteer craft activity team will be hosting two days of activities over the October half-term break entitled Comic Capers. The two dates are 25th and 28th October.  For more details on the museum's free volunteer run craft activity days please visit the museum page. http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage-market-place/comi...
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Published on: 11 Apr 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you would like to work in a Grade I listed classical revival county hall, enjoy being around history and meeting new people, then we would like to hear from you. If you have any special interests and would like to get involved in some of the museum's other areas, such as events, marketing, cafe and roof visits please do get in touch.  Please click the following link to download a volunteer application form For more information please contact abingdon.museum@abingdon.gov.uk or call 01235 523703.
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volunteer abingdon museum
Published on: 04 Apr 2017
The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon County Hall and operated by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, are seeking a Saturday volunteer. The cafe offers a cosy and friendly space run by a small team of staff and volunteers, serving hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. The cafe promotes a community atmosphere, and the Mouse Hole Club (run by the museum's superb volunteers) puts on regular adult craft activities. Saturday volunteers would be required to help serve food and drinks, offer a friendly welcome and be willing to chat with customers.  If you would like to be a part of... more
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Learn to Draw abingdon museum art pencil sketch workshop
Published on: 20 Mar 2017
Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be conducting a series of workshops over four weeks in April entitled Learn to Draw. The workshops will provide beginners and aspiring drawers a chance to learn essential techniques, such as creating compositions and developing textures - taking inspiration from the museum and its collections.  Details of the course may be found at http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage/learn-draw with the first date Saturday 1st April. Places are selling fast so please contact 01235 523703 to confirm your place. Feeling inspired? The... more
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tanning, leatherworking, woodcut
Published on: 23 Jan 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from its collection to the Bampton Archive for their current exhibition “The Tanning Industry in Bampton – A not-so-small industry that we have forgotten”. The exhibition presents images and objects illustrating the tanning trade in Bampton as well as leatherworking in general. On now until 3 March 2017 in the Vesey Room of the Bampton Library, Monday to Saturday 10.30-12.30 and 2-4, Sunday 2-4. Entrance free.
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