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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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March 2016

Seeing eye to eye with Fair Trade: Helen Casey-Green

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

In March, we're delighted to be supporting Fairtrade month which runs until 13th March with an exhibition by Helen Casey-Green who, as well as being an artist, also runs 'eye2eye' in Wollaston Courtyard which carries a range of Fairtrade goods from food stuffs to crafts. As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products…

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April 2016

Weston Underwood Art Group : 10 Years On

Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

To celebrate their tenth anniversary, the Weston Underwood Art Group is holding an exhibition at the Three Hares Gallery in Olney. “10 Years On” includes a wide range of work by 15 local artists using varied media and in their own individual styles. The Art Group was formed by its tutor Len Hollman, a potter and retired art teacher from Stoke Goldington. Originally an acrylic painting course with seven members, the group has expanded in numbers and has evolved to…

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The Cowper and Newton Society

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Museum Developments and Cowper Curiosities Tom Jones and Paul Collins, trustees of the museum, will be speaking to the Society at the Olney Centre. 12th April 7.30 pm. Members £2.00/ Visitors £4.00.

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May 2016

Significant Stillness by Nicky Kenny

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, May 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Once again we're pleased to be able to show an exhibition of photographs as part of our diverse programme of art exhibitions during 2016. For May we are hosting an exhibition by Nicky Kenny, who tells us here about her work and inspiration: "I have always loved photography. I remember as a child looking through old family albums, pictures of what may have been insignificant moments that had been locked in time, into tiny faded images, seeming now more significant in…

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Museums at Night – Open Garden

Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
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Enjoy a Friday evening stroll in Olney around the Museum's walled flower and vegetable gardens. The flower garden is of significant horticultural interest and is planted only with specimens introduced to England before 1800, with very few exceptions.  The Summer House garden is planted and maintained as a Victorian-style vegetable garden by the tenant with many old varieties of vegetables. At the top of the garden, visit the "bouderie", the Summer House where the 18th Century poet William Cowper wrote…

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June 2016

Parklife by Graeme Roach

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Once again, the Three Hares Art Gallery at the Cowper & Newton Museum is participating in the county-wide Bucks Open Studio event which runs from 11th to 26th June.  This year, we are pleased to welcome the artist Graeme Roach and his exhibition of drawings of Canadian Geese under the title 'Parklife'. We asked Graeme to tell us a little about himself and what lies behind the inspiration for his exhibition: "I was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and after…

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July 2016

Out of Paint & Print: Colin Veitch

Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

During July, we welcome Colin Veitch to the Gallery.  Here Colin tells us something of his background and his work... I had 'a day job', for 44 years that took me into four different careers; · Scenic Artist Repertory Theatres · Feature Films & Television Studios · A Civil Servant with The British Council · Events Organiser The John Lewis Partnership Each one of the above career paths moulded me but sadly tore me further and further away from my…

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Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland comes to the wonder of the beautiful Cowper and Newton Museum gardens - a magical day with Rebecca Carrington and her students from Arts 1 School of Performance www.arts1.co.uk based in Milton Keynes, dressed as characters from this famous book... and remaining in character all day!        Fall into the world of the Mad Hatter without swallowing any potions!   Look forward to: -  Tweedle-dum & Tweedle-dee to welcome you throughout the day. -  A mad hatter's tea party in…

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Guided Walk around Olney

Sunday, July 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom

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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Hopping Hares – Family Fun for the Summer Holidays

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hopping Hares... Where have Mr Cowper's pet hares got to now?  Under the table, avoiding the viper in the Viper Barn and escaping around the town.... Come and help us round them up   Craft table available everyday   Extra Craft activities on Tuesday mornings in August from 10.30 am - midday. Tuesday 9th August Tuesday 16th August Tuesday 23rd August Tuesday 30th August

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August 2016

Urban Eye: Views through the Brush & Lens by Mike & Beki Bloor

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Urban Eye: Views through the Brush & Lens featuring paintings and photographs by father and daughter, Mike and Beki Bloor

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