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February 2020

Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World

7th February 2020 - 4th May 2020

A stunning art exhibition, celebrating Gertrude Hermes’ lifelong fascination with the natural world, finds the perfect backdrop at the Museum ‘We all sensed there was something special about Gertie and her relations with animals, trees, plants, insects. She watched them so intently – seemed more finely tuned to all living things than most of us. … Hers was a gentle wildness.’ Gertrude Hermes’ sister May One of the most imaginative and talented wood engravers of her generation, Gertrude Hermes OBE…

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April 2020

Tokyo on Thames Indoor Rowing Taster Session – Beginner – POSTPONED

4th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 19th April 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Never tried indoor rowing? Be part of a unique and growing fitness programme with our free taster sessions. Sign up here for as many sessions as you wish and see our FAQs for further information. All sessions include warm up and cool down within the class time. Beginner these 40 minute sessions will help you learn the correct technique to make your workout feel fantastic and include a 20 minute Go Row Indoor class Intermediate when you know the correct…

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Gertrude Hermes: Black and White Boutis – CANCELLED

4th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Create a block-printed panel on fabric inspired by Gertrude Hermes’ work and embellish your design with a ‘boutis’ style quilting technique. All materials will be provided but you will need to bring your own sewing machine if you prefer to quilt by machine. Suitable for beginners with experience of hand stitching. £45 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 

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Diddy Ducklings – CANCELLED

7th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Make a brood of ducklings with thin balsa wood to swim on a collage pond. Learn to dance the wonder waddle and find out how ducks communicate. 4 – 7 yrs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 

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Plants and Pollinators – CANCELLED

9th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Welcome in springtime by creating a mobile blooming with paper and felt plants and the insects that help them grow. Encourage nature to thrive on your doorstep by mixing a seed ball to take home. 7 – 11yrs £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600

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Birds of Prey – CANCELLED

16th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Meet the magnificent birds from Millets Farm Falconry, Abingdon, and get up close to hawks, eagles and owls. Enjoy nature themed art and craft activities – watch out for the vultures! The day will include the following talks and activities: • 11.00am Best of British • 1.00pm Scavengers of the Skies • 2.30pm Airborne Hunters • Ferret racing at 12.00pm, 3.15pm. The talks…

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Water Meadows in Watercolour – CANCELLED

17th April 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Museum to visitors, this event will not be going ahead.  Discover and enhance your watercolour skills with outdoor sketches on the water meadows by the Museum. You will be taught skills in achieving different marks and textures and creating depth and distance in your work and you will develop your paintings indoors in the Education Studio. £40 Booking essential please call 01491 415600

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Down the River and Through the Woods: wood engravers and the Chiltern countryside – POSTPONED

23rd April 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in due course. Locally based design and decorative arts historian Dr Graham Twemlow has given many talks at the River & Rowing Museum, and at venues such as the Ashmolean Museum, Christie’s South Kensington, and the Royal Society of Arts, London This illustrated talk to complement the Gertrude Hermes’ exhibition will highlight the work of other contemporary artists working in the wood engraving medium, many of whom had strong links with…

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May 2020

Wharfs, wheelhouses and watermen: the history of Hobbs of Henley

21st May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6 – 7pm Boat trip with Hobbs (Including complimentary Mr Hobbs Gin and tonic, or soft drink) 7 – 8pm Talk at the Museum This talk explores the history of Hobbs of Henley, one of the best-known boating businesses on the Thames. It marks the launch of a new book by Dr Simon Wenham, written to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the firm. Hear how a 17th century family from Hambleden became not only notable pillars of the establishment in…

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Rainforest Roundabout

26th May 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Forget carousel horses, make a rainforest roundabout full of jungle animals! 4 – 7 yrs. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. £8.50 Booking essential please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form below. Click here to buy tickets Sell tickets online with Ticket Tailor

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