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June 2017
Free

Bucks Open Studio – Ordinary Miracles by June Kingsbury

June 2 @ 10:30 am - June 29 @ 4:30 pm

The Three Hares Gallery is proud to be a host venue for Bucks Open Studio.  This annual event, held every June, celebrates the work of artists and makers all over the county.  From 10th to 25th June, artists open their studios or hold exhibitions and events showcasing and demonstrating their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand the creativity going on around Buckinghamshire. Bucks Open Studios is run by the Visual Images Group, an alliance of over 600 artists…

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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
Free

‘All Sorts’ : An Exhibition by Corinne Crosford

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

Welcome to Corinne Crosford and her exhibition 'All Sorts', showing a range of subjects from landscapes to animal portraits.

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Woodcarving Demonstration – BWA

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Woodcarving demonstration by talented members of the British Woodcarvers Association (BWA)     Members will be happy to answer all your questions, to show you techniques and you might like a dabble in soap carving to start you off in this wonderful hobby! The BWA exists to advance and promote the art and craft of wood carving and sculpture in all its forms, to encourage the exchange of ideas between members, promote best practice and to enable wood carvers and sculptors to promote…

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£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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Amazing Georgians! Family Fun Day in Olney

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum Courtyard, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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        Amazing Georgians! - Relive Georgian life in Olney Amazing Georgians Day – Saturday 15th July 2017 It’s that time of year again when the Cowper and Newton Museum opens its doors to show everyone the setting for the Cowper and Newton story – relive the Georgian era with us! From 10:30am enjoy children’s activities, games, tours and dressing up in the morning.  Stay with us into the afternoon for a delicious ‘Georgian Tea Party’ from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.  Be…

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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: 'Miniature is my Goddess': Blake and the Art of Miniature Painting Dr Katherine Turner, Professor of English, Mary Baldwin University, Virginia: "This folio of four pages, happy work!" - Cowper and the newspapers…

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£6

Guided walk around Olney – South End

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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£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

July 27 @ 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

Historical Guided Walk to William Cowper’s Alcove

July 30 @ 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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August 2017
£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

August 10 @ 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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£6.00

Guided Walk around Olney – North End

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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£3.00

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

August 24 @ 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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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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