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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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In the Dark Dark Museum Family Trails & Things to Do

October 20 @ 10:30 am - October 31 @ 4:30 pm

In the Dark Dark Museum October Half term Family Trails & Things to Do Friday 20th October – Tuesday 31st October Come and practise your Night-watchman skills around the Museum & Gardens Using your finger-torch (which is included in the £1.00 cost of the trail) search the dark dark places in the Museum, Gardens & Viper Barn to find what shouldn't be there .... £1.00 per child includes a finger torch for you to take away with you          …

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250 Years of John Newton’s Study at the Vicarage in Olney

October 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Peter and St Paul church, Parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Street,
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AD United Kingdom
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250 Years - Join us to share the story of the move into the refurbished and enlarged Vicarage

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Free Art Workshops (18+) A Room with a View @ The C & N Museum

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Artist Caroline Devine found inspiration for her new sound installation ‘City of Things’ at CMK @ the C&N Museum - now you can too...

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November 2017

Inner Space: Naini

November 2 @ 10:30 am - November 29 @ 4:30 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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Free Art Workshops with Emma Wilde @ The C & N Museum  Workshop 2  Families (children 7-12 with accompanying adult) 

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Artist Caroline Devine found inspiration for her new sound installation ‘City of Things’ at CMK @ the C&N Museum - now you can too...

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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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