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August 2013

Kate Wyatt

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Since gaining her degree in Fine Art (BA Hons) Kate Wyatt has become renowned for her wildlife paintings which capture the real essence of some of Britain’s most popular mammals. She works primarily in watercolour using the particular chemistry of this medium to interpret the movements and characteristics of her subjects. Her finished paintings combine a skilful mix of precise drawing combined with a sprightly looseness of style.  She has recently been developing her own interpretation on world myths and…

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September 2013

Pictures in Pencil and Paint – Rob Delves

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

Rob was born and grew up in Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s. He studied Art at St. Helen's School of Art & Crafts in 1969. He completed his studies in 1974, after doing a 3 year course in Environmental Design, at Lancaster College of Art & Design. In the 1980s Rob took part in many group exhibitions and had two succesful, major solo shows. Firstly, "Lennon & Monroe in pencil & paint", at the Liverpool Neptune Theatre Gallery sold out! This gained him attention…

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October 2013

Artwork by Michael Skeats

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Michael Skeats is displaying his Artwork in our Three Hares Gallery during this Month. It is well worth a look.

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November 2013

Lillian Boutté in Concert

Saturday, November 16, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Peter and St Paul church, Parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Street,
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AD United Kingdom

On the music scene for more than 30 years Lillian is a monument to Jazz, Gospel and R&B. She has performed and recorded with a myriad of legendary musicians including Jay McShane, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Doc Cheatham, Dr. John Professor Longhair, Clark Terry and our own Humphrey Lyttleton. She has quite literally travelled the world performing her brand of New Orleans Jazz and R&B. Named "New Orleans Musical Ambassador" in 1986, she was only the second jazz legend in the…

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December 2013

The Sleeping Butterfly Exhibition

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

PRESS RELEASE “The Butterfly Effect” Local Artist launches challenge to voters with a room full of butterflies! Local artist, Melanie Cutler, will be descending on Olney with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies in December. Visitors to the town will be treated to hundreds of butterflies taking over The Three Hares Gallery from the 4th to the 21rd of December. Melanie has been painstakingly creating lifelike and life-size butterflies, painting and framing them. However, she is also a sculptor and the…

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April 2014

Museum AGM

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Olney Centre United Kingdom

This meeting will follow a Trustees Meeting held at 7 pm also at the Olney Centre

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Friends of the Museum AGM

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum, Orchard Side

This meeting will combine a usual Friends Meeting and the AGM

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May 2014

Bank Holiday Monday

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Although not normally open on Mondays we are on this bank holiday. Usual opening hours apply.

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July 2014

Archaeology Day

Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever found archaeological objects and wondered what they were? Ros Tyrrell, the Finds Liaison Officer of the Bucks Museum Resource Centre will be available to help identify your finds and possibly record them for the Portable Antiquities Scheme website (www.finds.org.uk).'  Metal detectorists from the Magiovinium Metal Detector Club will be displaying their thought-provoking archaeological finds. See dinosaur bone fossils found in Clifton Reynes Sort archaeological finds in materials they are made of (supports the primary school National Curriculum)…

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October 2014

Black History Month events

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Museum, Orchard Side

Saltmine Theatre Company performs   'John Newton - Amazing Grace'  Saturday 25th October - 7:30pm The Cowper and Newton Museum are thrilled to be welcoming the Saltmine Theatre Company to perform their ‘John Newton – Amazing Grace’ production in St Peter and St Paul Church in Olney – the very church where John Newton first preached 250 years ago this year.  In his rectory in Olney he wrote the world-renowned and much-loved hymn ‘Amazing Grace’.  “This is a powerfully moving story of slavery,…

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March 2015

Museum Opens

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The museum opens today for the 2015 season!  (We will be celebrating this officially on the following Saturday 7th March -  see Events for further details).

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Carla Markland – Realistic Imaginary: Trompe l’oeil

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Carla Markland spent her formative years in Milan and studied painting and history of art at the Academy of Fine Art (Brera). Carla developed a passion for large mural paintings, frescoes and trompe l'oeil and has carried out many large painted schemes around the world. Later, her career moved into the conservation of historic painted works in and around Italy and particularly the Veneto region where the richly decorated villas of Palladio provided a renewed interest in the fresco technique…

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April 2015

Jeff Spivak and Keiko Shimoda – The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

'The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon', a 10th Century court memoir, occupies a place of honour in Japanese literature comparable to that of Shakespeare in the English one.  Written by Lady Sei Shonagon, the Pillow Book has no narrative.  Rather, it is a private diary in which she collected her reflections and observations during the years she spent at the Imperial palace in Kyoto as a lady-in-waiting to Empress Teishi. An acute and thoughtful witness, Sei rested her gaze on…

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June 2015

Georgian Head Gardener

Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Museum, Orchard Side

THE HISTORIC GARDENER -  Making Garden History fun! GEORGIAN GARDENER - Mike Brown The Georgian Gardener will provide a fascinating insight into the plants and gardens of bygone times. Whether you wanted to appear more beautiful, relieve pain, improve a meal or kill a few rats, there were plants for every need. With the largest collection of replica Georgian gardening tools in the country, I provide a display of tools, plants and the uses of plants; I can even demonstrate…

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August 2015

Art Exhibition by Chris Richbell

Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Chris Richbell We are delighted to be hosting a range of new work in watercolour and acrylic by Olney resident, Chris Richbell. Chris is a member and regular exhibitor with the Northampton Town and Country 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.…

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February 2016

Ingrida Grosmane – Time of Harmony

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Our 2016 season opens with an exhibition by Latvian artist, Ingrida Grosmane, entitled 'Time of Harmony'. Ingrida, who now lives in Bedford, has a highly personal approach to her work and allows her paintings to speak for her. She believes a human being can only give out what she or he is feeling inside and, in her own case, she has a happy life and a love of her soul and tries to convey this through her work. And while…

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