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July 2017

Hare Escape – Family Trails & Things to Do

July 22 @ 10:30 am - September 5 @ 4:30 pm
£1.00

Mr Cowper's pet hares, Tiney, Bess & Puss heard all about the hot air balloon attempt at Weston Underwood  and decided to have a go themselves...

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August 2017

Water, water, everywhere: by Chris Richbell

August 2 @ 10:30 am - August 30 @ 4:30 pm
Free

We're delighted that local artist Chris Richbell is returning to the Three Hares Gallery with an exhibition of her latest works. Chris is a member and regular exhibitor with the Northampton Town and County Art Society and serves on their Council. She paints mainly in watercolour or acrylic, and sometimes with mixed media or pastels. She is part of a group of painters from all over the country that annually enjoy painting together in Walberswick on the Suffolk coast. Painting…

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Guided Walk around Olney – North End

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
£6.00

The Haunts of Cowper and Newton - guided walk around Olney from the museum Join our guide Tom on a guided walk around Olney, setting off from the museum at 11am.      Do you live here? Or are you planning a visit to Olney? Why not come on a guided walk to explore the nooks and crannies of the town from the Market Place, with emphasis on the NORTH end of town. Follow the footsteps of William Cowper and…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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£3.00

Refreshments in the Olney museum courtyard - Delicious!    With a lovely view of Olney Church Spire, our Refreshments in the Courtyard and gardens is just a stone's throw from Olney Market (held every Thursday). Escape the bustle of the Market Place to enjoy delicious refreshments and a friendly welcome!  Take a gentle stroll around our relaxing, idyllic 18th century Georgian garden.   Enjoy tea or coffee and a homemade cake in Cowper’s charming Courtyard.  All proceeds from refreshments go towards the upkeep of our…

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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet. 4: Depression

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cowper on Thursdays, 2pm every Thursday in August. Poetry expert Ben Field will be giving informal introductions to different aspects of the poet's life and work. Come along to this special series of events and hear more about the man who lived and worked here at Orchard Side. The talks will be around 20 minutes, followed by questions. Each talk will stand alone, but all will be fascinating, so come along to them all if you can! Usual admission applies. Thursday 3 August Most…

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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet. 5: Pets

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cowper on Thursdays, 2pm every Thursday in August. Poetry expert Ben Field will be giving informal introductions to different aspects of the poet's life and work. Come along to this special series of events and hear more about the man who lived and worked here at Orchard Side. The talks will be around 20 minutes, followed by questions. Each talk will stand alone, but all will be fascinating, so come along to them all if you can! Usual admission applies. Thursday 3 August Most…

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September 2017

Claire Bliss: Work so far

September 2 @ 10:30 am - September 29 @ 4:30 pm
Free

As an artist, I am intrigued by many materials and techniques; this exhibition is an accumulation of some of my 2D work - I have included pencil/pen drawings, paintings and photographs. I love to create highly detailed drawings, and where possible add some sort of depth to pieces - I don’t want to create work purely for aesthetics. Five works included are pieces I was commissioned to create for ‘The Luton Fun Palace’ - an event in Luton a couple…

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Heritage Open Day in Olney

September 7 @ 10:30 am
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
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Heritage Open Day in Olney      Heritage Open Day in Olney Relive Georgian life in Olney – the home of ‘Amazing Grace’. Walk back in time through the home of William Cowper, renowned 18th century poet and letter writer. Relax in the beautiful, tranquil gardens. Learn about John Newton’s famous hymn Amazing Grace and the Abolition of Slavery. Children’s trails and Georgian dressing up. The story of lace making and other local history. 10:30am - 12pm Refreshments in the Courtyard.…

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250 Years – The Cowper & Newton Story

September 14

250 years ago John Newton’s diary tells us that today in 1767 ‘Mr Cowper, Mrs and Miss Unwin came to reside here from Huntingdon.’ Today our costumed room guides are available throughout the day to share this story, as well as other stories linked to some of our key treasures. Also look out for us around the town or sharing Mrs Unwin's gingerbread ... At 2.00   The Road to Olney -  a 20 mins Talk by museum staff followed by…

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October 2017

Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace

October 3 @ 10:30 am - October 31 @ 4:30 pm

Discover how John Newton's life and personal experience as a slave trade captain and as a slave himself inspired him to write the world's most famous hymn 'Amazing Grace', here in Olney.

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Felt Lace: An exhibition by the International Feltmakers Association

October 4 @ 10:30 am - October 28 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Felt is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind, predating weaving and knitting. In Turkey, the remains of felt have been found, dating back to at least 6,500 BC. During the last twenty years it has experienced an exciting reinvention and become a world wide, artistic phenomenon. Felt Lace is an exhibition by region 5 members of the International Feltmakers Association. It was inspired by the museum's lace collection and by the history of lace making in Olney and…

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November 2017

Inner Space: Naini Ahluwalia

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Artist Naini Ahluwalia, started painting from a young age and had a lucky break when she was offered the opportunity for her first solo exhibition in 1991. The first show was critiqued by the top art critics of the time; the positive reviews for the self-taught gifted artist came as a surprise. This was just the beginning of an art career. Since then her art has gained much popularity. There is freedom of expression and depth that only comes when…

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Friday Quiz Evening – Get those thinking caps on!

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Olney Centre, United Kingdom + Google Map
£10.00

Friday Quiz Evening with Fish and Chips Back by popular demand! Come along to our Friday Quiz Evening hosted by our now regular and most popular Quiz-Masters Neil and Pat Hodges. Tickets £10 per head, available now from the Museum and include a Fish and Chip Supper. Bring drinks, condiments and a headful of facts! We’re suggesting teams of 6-8 people, but if you don’t want to put a team together, don’t worry, we can match you up with a table…

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December 2017

Get Making in MK50 Roadshow

December 2 @ 10:30 am - December 19 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Get Making in MK50 Roadshow by Brian Tomlinson for MK50 Makers Roadshow The Three Hares Gallery is the final stop on the Get Making in MK50 Roadshow. This is a travelling exhibition which celebrates the skills of twenty-five local maker-artists working in wood, metal, ceramics, glass, mosaic and textiles and includes photographs by Brian Tomlinson. Learn about the makers' techniques and view special pieces of their work inspired by the new city of Milton Keynes in its 50th year.

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Dickens of a Christmas in Olney

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Olney Town and Museum,

What’s going on at the Cowper and Newton Museum for Dickens of a Christmas this year? At the north end of the High Street: Our very own warming Mulled Wine to keep the chills away! In the Museum on the Market Place: Delicious hot chocolate, tea and coffee served all day - warm up those hands! A mini Pantomime by the talented performers from Arts1 School of Performance showing at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm 24 Days of Advent (Olney):   Carol singing in…

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Spooky Walk! Historical Tour of Olney

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
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£10

This spooky walk will be led by our guide Tom on Friday 15th December, exploring some of the hidden corners and alleyways of the town.

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