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May 2021

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

24th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reopening 20 May until 21 June 2021 Celebrate the colourful and feel-good world of illustrator David McKee. This exciting exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, takes you on a journey into the imagination of the creator of classic books and characters including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard. McKee has been awarded Illustrator of the Year 2020 and was recipient of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. As if by magic, the…

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Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper

24th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Museum opens its doors with a remarkable new display in its nationally significant John Piper Gallery, Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper, shining a spotlight on Piper’s lifelong passion for stained glass and his exploration of this medium, influenced by the medieval windows he encountered from childhood. The centrepiece of the new display, recently beautifully conserved and rarely seen in public before, is Piper’s vibrant ‘cartoon’ or design for the stunning stained glass…

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Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

27th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reopening 20 May until 21 June 2021 Celebrate the colourful and feel-good world of illustrator David McKee. This exciting exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, takes you on a journey into the imagination of the creator of classic books and characters including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard. McKee has been awarded Illustrator of the Year 2020 and was recipient of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. As if by magic, the…

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Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper

27th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Museum opens its doors with a remarkable new display in its nationally significant John Piper Gallery, Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper, shining a spotlight on Piper’s lifelong passion for stained glass and his exploration of this medium, influenced by the medieval windows he encountered from childhood. The centrepiece of the new display, recently beautifully conserved and rarely seen in public before, is Piper’s vibrant ‘cartoon’ or design for the stunning stained glass…

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Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

28th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reopening 20 May until 21 June 2021 Celebrate the colourful and feel-good world of illustrator David McKee. This exciting exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, takes you on a journey into the imagination of the creator of classic books and characters including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard. McKee has been awarded Illustrator of the Year 2020 and was recipient of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. As if by magic, the…

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Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper

28th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Museum opens its doors with a remarkable new display in its nationally significant John Piper Gallery, Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper, shining a spotlight on Piper’s lifelong passion for stained glass and his exploration of this medium, influenced by the medieval windows he encountered from childhood. The centrepiece of the new display, recently beautifully conserved and rarely seen in public before, is Piper’s vibrant ‘cartoon’ or design for the stunning stained glass…

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Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee – Elmer Day

29th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Elmer Day You ‘herd’ it here first The whole Museum, including Elmer and Friends, will be open 7 days a week during Spring Half Term. Due to divine happenstance, Elmer Day is on Saturday 29 May, as half term begins. The Museum’s colourful exhibition is the perfect venue to spend Elmer Day with the family - a celebration of reading, elephants and acceptance. You may even catch a glimpse of Elmer! Celebrate the colourful and feel-good world of illustrator David…

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Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper

29th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Museum opens its doors with a remarkable new display in its nationally significant John Piper Gallery, Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper, shining a spotlight on Piper’s lifelong passion for stained glass and his exploration of this medium, influenced by the medieval windows he encountered from childhood. The centrepiece of the new display, recently beautifully conserved and rarely seen in public before, is Piper’s vibrant ‘cartoon’ or design for the stunning stained glass…

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Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

30th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reopening 20 May until 21 June 2021 Celebrate the colourful and feel-good world of illustrator David McKee. This exciting exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, takes you on a journey into the imagination of the creator of classic books and characters including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard. McKee has been awarded Illustrator of the Year 2020 and was recipient of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. As if by magic, the…

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Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper

30th May 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Museum opens its doors with a remarkable new display in its nationally significant John Piper Gallery, Painting in Coloured Light: The modern stained glass designs of John Piper, shining a spotlight on Piper’s lifelong passion for stained glass and his exploration of this medium, influenced by the medieval windows he encountered from childhood. The centrepiece of the new display, recently beautifully conserved and rarely seen in public before, is Piper’s vibrant ‘cartoon’ or design for the stunning stained glass…

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