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April 2017

The Three Js: An exhibition by Jennifer Steele, Jan Drury and Joanne Bowes

April 4 @ 10:30 am - April 28 @ 4:30 pm

Jan Drury, Joanne Bowes and Jennifer Steele are members of the Artists’ Network Bedfordshire. Exhibiting as The Three Js, they share an interest in exploring different media and approaches, in particular how these contribute to their personal visualisations of landscapes, seascapes and the natural world. Jan is an abstract artist, whose paintings are an exploration into the effects of the intermingling and reactions of various liquids, combined with layering, collage and batik. This process allows for the occurrence of chance…

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Georgian Dancing by our ‘Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace’

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MK Rose, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes,

Georgian Dancing - Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace Georgian Dancing!  Come and see the Cowper and Newton Museum's 'Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace', at the 'William Cowper Day' pillar, MK Rose, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on Wednesday 26th April.  18th century dancing in costume, displaying etiquette of the era, you will be treated to: SELLENGER'S ROUND THE SPANIARD SHREWSBURY LASSES WOODEN SHOES In between these performances we'll enlighten you with short talks on 18th century life.  Plenty of opportunity to find out…

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Three Js – Meet the Artists session

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Come and talk to the Three Js: Jennifer Steele, Jan Drury and Joanne Bowes about their work and exhibition from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm FREE ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY

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May 2017

Spirit of Nature by Jen Davies and Nicola Smith

May 3 @ 10:30 am - May 30 @ 4:30 pm

Welcome to the Gallery to local artists Nicola Smith and Jen Davies with their exhibition Spirit of Nature.  Nicola and Jen live in the same village and study together with Guy Scott and at Buckingham Art School. Nicola was an art historian before she began to paint. Jen painted commercially early in her career and has only recently returned to it. Nicola lives at the end of a long lane and throughout a year she has been exploring it in…

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£3

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Refreshments in the 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 local Museum,…

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£3

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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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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£10.00

Historical Guided Walk to William Cowper’s Alcove

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

                                       Historical Guided Walk to William Cowper's Alcove 'The summit gained.  Behold the proud alcove crowns it!' So wrote William Cowper in ‘The Task’ referring to the folly in the village of Weston Underwood,  where Cowper would rest on his walks and where he wrote many of his most famous poems whilst taking in the wonderful views of Olney and the surrounding countryside. Meet at the Museum for 10.00 for a leisurely and fact filled historical guided walk though…

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Buzzing Trails & Things to Do for Families

May 27 @ 10:30 am - June 3 @ 4:00 pm

Half Term Holiday Family Fun at the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney Butterflies & Bees                    Flowers, Plants & Gardening Trails around the gardens, in the Museum and Viper Barn Craft table every day Adult Annual Pass £6.00  Children free  Trails £1.00

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June 2017
£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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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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£3.00

Open Gardens Weekend for the National Garden Scheme

June 10 - June 11
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
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Our traditional gardens in the heart of Olney will be open on Saturday and Sunday in aid of the National Garden Scheme. 10:30am - 4:30pm Open Gardens Admission £3.00 for adults and OAPs/ free for children up to 16 years. Plants and seeds harvested from our gardens will be available to purchase, and refreshments will be served in Cowper's Courtyard. Visitors to NGS Open Gardens have the benefit of knowing that their entrance fee is supporting wonderful causes; since its foundation in 1927,…

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£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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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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£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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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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July 2017
£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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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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Georgian Day in Olney! – Family Fun Day

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Georgian Day - Relive Georgian life in Olney! What a fascinating Georgian day it will be! Dressed in Georgian period we will carry our visitors back 250 years to the time when our museum was the home of the famous poet William Cowper, where his great friend the Reverend John Newton would visit him regularly (from 1768 to 1780). Rev John Newton wrote the well-known hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, in 1773 - Olney's famous story - come and learn more!  With our…

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£16.50

Cowper Day – Celebrating the heritage of William Cowper and John Newton

July 22 @ 10:45 am - 5:30 pm
Olney Centre, High St,
Olney, MK46 4EF
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Cowper Day - Celebrating the heritage of William Cowper and John Newton Join us for 'Cowper Day'!  Celebrate the lives of our celebrities William Cowper and John Newton through a fascinating day of presentations by experts from all over the world: Dr Mark Crosby, Kansas State University: Cowper, Blake, and Hayley: the museum’s two William Blake miniatures Dr Katherine Turner, Professor of English, Mary Baldwin University, Virginia: "This folio of four pages, happy work!" - Cowper and the newspapers James…

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£6

Guided walk around Olney

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Olney Town and Museum,

The Haunts of Cowper and Newton - guided walk around Olney from the museum Join our guide Helen on a guided walk around Olney from the museum , setting off from the museum at 11am.   How much do you know about the SOUTH END of your home town? Are you planning a visit to Olney? Why not come on a guided walk to explore the nooks and crannies of the town. Follow the footsteps of William Cowper and John Newton. Discover…

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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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November 2017
£10.00

Friday Quiz Evening – Get those thinking caps on!

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

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

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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£10

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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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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