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September 2020

CANCELLED: Treasures and Tales Family Fun

20th September 2020 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

Travel back in time.... Hear tall tales and discover treasures of Henley in these special family sessions with things to make, colour, and create. Sessions will take place: 10.15 – 11.30am, 11.45am – 1.00pm, 1.15 – 2.30pm and 2.45 – 4.00pm. Pre-booking is essential and places are limited so book a session and bring your friends! Children £5, adults £3, maximum of 2 adults per child.  Museum admission (including Wind in the Willows) is not included.  No unaccompanied children.  We…

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Tiny Toads

24th September 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Join us every Thursday for film, craft activities and fun, bringing the Museum to life for your little ones. Each week will feature the exclusive film premiere of 'Storytime with Maddy' with a different theme and characters.  There will be things to make, colour and create and a visit to the galleries to see the object, painting or exhibition that inspired the session.  Children will discover the treasures in our collection and gain confidence in themselves and the Museum setting.…

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The Henley Story Curator Tour

24th September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bringing the history of Henley to life We're excited to shed new light and insights into some of the older items in the Museum with this new, intimate Curator Tour: The Henley Story, 2pm on Thursday 24 September. Max 8 people. Book now. Discover the rich history of Henley on Thames, made famous by the Henley Royal Regatta, on a new and informative guided tour showcasing some unique and historic items from the collection. From the first evidence of human…

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John Piper Curator’s Tour

25th September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

John Piper is one of the most prolific and versatile British artists of the 20th Century. The Museum’s gallery features works from private and public collections, many on display for the first time, which demonstrate Piper’s outstanding ability to diversify from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics. The gallery is shining a spotlight on Piper’s Stones and Bones portfolio. Published in 1978, this ambitious set of 27 prints reproduced the artist’s work across a wide range of media,…

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Botanical Illustration: Autumn flowers, fruit and foliage – SOLD OUT

26th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This one day course aims to inspire those with a love of wild flowers and the natural world, to observe and record the beauty of Autumnal colours. Having chosen from a selection of the season’s beautiful offerings, students will be taught to draw accurately, plan a composition, and paint in watercolour to produce their own unique Botanical Illustration. £55 Booking essential please call 01491 415600    

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Artways Art Club – SOLD OUT

26th September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For 11 – 15 year olds 2pm – 4pm Saturdays during term time Taking inspiration from the Museum, its collections and temporary exhibitions, young people work over several months to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold level. They have opportunities to work in a range of different media including screen printing, clay modelling and 3D construction, painting, drawing and textiles, and are encouraged to plan their own work around their chosen theme. As part of the Award,…

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‘Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World’ Curator Tour

28th September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Last chance to see ‘Art of the Wild: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World’ Hermes, an innovative wood engraver and printmaker, had a restless curiosity about the natural world, including the River Thames. An Ashmolean Museum exhibition, it includes fish and flower prints as well as her monumental coloured linocuts of the 1950s. Find out more about the exhibition. Tickets – for which advance online booking is essential (no walk up tickets available) – are now on sale for Curator…

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October 2020

Tiny Toads

1st October 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Join us every Thursday for film, craft activities and fun, bringing the Museum to life for your little ones. Each week will feature the exclusive film premiere of 'Storytime with Maddy' with a different theme and characters.  There will be things to make, colour and create and a visit to the galleries to see the object, painting or exhibition that inspired the session.  Children will discover the treasures in our collection and gain confidence in themselves and the Museum setting.…

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

1st October 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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 the Chiltern countryside. The talk will explore the wood engravings and prints…

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The Henley Story Curator Tour

1st October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bringing the history of Henley to life We're excited to shed new light and insights into some of the older items in the Museum with this new, intimate Curator Tour. Max 8 people. Book now. Discover the rich history of Henley on Thames, made famous by the Henley Royal Regatta, on a new and informative guided tour showcasing some unique and historic items from the collection. From the first evidence of human activity in this area, 250,000 years ago, through to…

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