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February 2017

Pancake Day Dash Family Fun Trails & Things to Do

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
£1.00

Train for Pancake Day with our Pancake Day Dash Get yourself pancake fit Find out how to make a Perfect Pancake in the Museum Track down our Sports Clues in the Gardens Try out your pancake flipping skills Use your finger torch to hunt for the missing trainer in the Viper Barn   The finger torch is included in the price of the trail for you to take away with you Craft bag and Craft table also available

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March 2017

UK Astronomy Group – Photo Exhibition

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

An exhibition by the UK Astronomy Group featuring stunning images and displaying the winners and runners-up from the UK Astronomy Annual Photo competition 2016. UK Astronomy started as one man in a field. His name was Ross Hockham and he was looking for some friends to share his passion with. A year on, UK Astronomy has a Facebook group which is over 1500 members strong, and Ross holds monthly events at Emberton Sports and Social Club amongst other places. He…

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April 2017

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 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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CANCELLED: Georgian Dancing by our ‘Georgian Dancers of Amazing Grace’

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MK Rose, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. 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…

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May 2017

Spirit of Nature by Jen Davies and Nicola Smith

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 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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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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£3

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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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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£3

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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POSTPONED until Sunday 30th July! Historical Guided Walk to William Cowper’s Alcove

Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£10.00

                                       THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL Sunday 30th July.  OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. 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…

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June 2017

Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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£3.00

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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Bucks Open Studio – Ordinary Miracles by June Kingsbury

Friday, June 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

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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Afternoon Tea with the Cowper & Newton Society

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Cowper & Newton Society,  a long-established group which promotes the work of these two great 18th Century men, is holding an Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 13th June from 3pm to 5pm.  The venue is the Olney Park Barn, Yardley Hastings Road, Olney MK46 5EJ. As well as delicious tea and cakes, entertainment is being provided by Alan Houghton on the piano and there's also a raffle. Do come along and support the work of the Cowper & Newton Society…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

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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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

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

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

‘All Sorts’ : An Exhibition by Corinne Cosford

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

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

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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

        Amazing Georgians! - Relive Georgian life in Olney Amazing Georgians Day – Saturday 15th July 2017 It’s that time of year again!  The Cowper and Newton Museum opens its doors to show everyone the setting for our story – relive the Georgian era with us! All day:  Refreshments, Dressing up, Splat the Rat, Battledore, Crafts, Activities and a Trail for the children.  Enjoy a Georgian photo opportunity. Morning:  Guided tours with letter and poetry readings in the museum.  See our 'Georgian…

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Hare Escape – Family Trails & Things to Do

Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
£1.00

Mr Cowper's pet hares, Tiney, Bess & Puss heard all about the hot air balloon attempt at Weston Underwood  and decided to have a go themselves...

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 5:30 pm
Olney Centre, High St,
Olney, MK46 4EF
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£16.50

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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Guided walk around Olney – South End

Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Olney Town and Museum
£6

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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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

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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Historical Guided Walk to William Cowper’s Alcove

Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£10

                                       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

Water, water, everywhere: by Chris Richbell

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

We're delighted that local artist Chris Richbell is returning to the Three Hares Gallery with an exhibition of her latest works. Chris is a member and regular exhibitor with the Northampton Town and County 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. Painting…

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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet. 1: Slavery

Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cowper on Thursdays, 2pm every Thursday in August. Poetry expert Ben Field will be giving informal introductions to different aspects of the poet's life and work. Come along to this special series of events and hear more about the man who lived and worked here at Orchard Side. The talks will be around 20 minutes, followed by questions. Each talk will stand alone, but all will be fascinating, so come along to them all if you can! Usual admission applies. Thursday 3 August Most…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard – delicious, join us!

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

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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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet. 2: The Task

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cowper's Summer House Cowper on Thursdays, 2pm every Thursday in August. Poetry expert Ben Field will be giving informal introductions to different aspects of the poet's life and work. Come along to this special series of events and hear more about the man who lived and worked here at Orchard Side. The talks will be around 20 minutes, followed by questions. Each talk will stand alone, but all will be fascinating, so come along to them all if you can! Usual admission applies. Thursday…

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