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September 2017

Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

One - 'Theodora - Forbidden Love.' Cowper on Thursdays is back for another series starting at 2pm on 28th September and then the first three Thursdays in October. 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,…

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First-ever Marathon Reading of Cowper’s The Task

Saturday, September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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The museum is organising the first-ever marathon public reading of Cowper’s long poem The Task: A Poem in Six Books, on Saturday 30 September, starting at 11.15 am.

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October 2017

Black History, Olney, Home of Amazing Grace

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 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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Felt Lace: An exhibition by the International Feltmakers Association

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Felt is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind, predating weaving and knitting. In Turkey, the remains of felt have been found, dating back to at least 6,500 BC. During the last twenty years it has experienced an exciting reinvention and become a world wide, artistic phenomenon. Felt Lace is an exhibition by region 5 members of the International Feltmakers Association. It was inspired by the museum's lace collection and by the history of lace making in Olney and…

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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Two - 'Cowper & Milton.' Cowper on Thursdays is back for another series starting at 2pm on 28th September and then the first three Thursdays in October. 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…

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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Three - 'Mary Unwin.' Cowper on Thursdays is back for another series starting at 2pm on 28th September and then the first three Thursdays in October. 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…

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Cowper on Thursdays – twenty minute introductions to the poet

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Four - 'Cowper & Homer.' Cowper on Thursdays is back for another series starting at 2pm on 28th September and then the first three Thursdays in October. 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…

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250 Years of John Newton’s Study at the Vicarage in Olney

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Peter and St Paul church, Parish church of St Peter and St Paul, Church Street,
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AD United Kingdom
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250 Years - Join us to share the story of the move into the refurbished and enlarged Vicarage

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Free Art Workshops (18+) A Room with a View @ The C & N Museum

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Artist Caroline Devine found inspiration for her new sound installation ‘City of Things’ at CMK @ the C&N Museum - now you can too...

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November 2017

Inner Space: Naini

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Artist Naini Ahluwalia, started painting from a young age and had a lucky break when she was offered the opportunity for her first solo exhibition in 1991. The first show was critiqued by the top art critics of the time; the positive reviews for the self-taught gifted artist came as a surprise. This was just the beginning of an art career. Since then her art has gained much popularity. There is freedom of expression and depth that only comes when…

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Free Art Workshops with Emma Wilde @ The C & N Museum  Workshop 2  Families (children 7-12 with accompanying adult) 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Artist Caroline Devine found inspiration for her new sound installation ‘City of Things’ at CMK @ the C&N Museum - now you can too...

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December 2017

Get Making in MK50 Roadshow

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Free

The Three Hares Gallery is the final stop on the Get Making in MK50 Roadshow. This is a travelling exhibition which celebrates the skills of twenty-five local maker-artists working in wood, metal, ceramics, glass, mosaic and textiles and includes photographs by Brian Tomlinson. Learn about the makers' techniques and view special pieces of their work inspired by the new city of Milton Keynes in its 50th year. Below we described some of the works on show and the artists involved:…

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Spooky Walk! Historical Tour of Olney

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£10

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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February 2018

to shorten winter’s sadness

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Free

Due to the success of our first exhibition of 2018 - 'to shorten winter's sadness' featuring the work of Katy and David Quinn, the exhibition is being extended until the end of March. David is originally from Tasmania and spent much of the 80s and 90s as a touring and recording musician. He is a photographer with a particular interest in fine art landscapes and seascapes - with the odd cityscape. In his more recent work, he uses long exposure techniques…

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April 2018

‘Stuff’ by Charlotte Prior

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
Free

Our exhibition for April, entitled 'Stuff', features the work of Charlotte Prior.
Influenced by the writing of Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Charlotte says she is drawn to the relationship between the theory and practise of art and design

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May 2018

Warm & Fiery by Naini

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

May's exhibition in the Three Hares Gallery features the exciting work of Naini Ahluwalia. Naini's paintings, often created using bare hands, display her minimalist style and understanding of the subject and medium to produce unique pieces.

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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May Half-Term Family Trail ‘The Glowworm’

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1

May Family Trail, ‘The Glowworm’ for Half-Term. Our half-term trail is inspired by William Cowper’s poem ‘The Glow Worm.’ Follow the poem around the museum have a go at the garden quiz meet our toy glow worm, Greg! Trail £1 | Usual admission applies

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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June 2018

Hands On – Repair our Viper Barn

Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

With our HLF renovations underway, we are concentrating on preserving our historic Viper Barn. Why not come along on Saturday 2nd June to a drop-in workshop to find out more - and you’ll have a chance to have a go yourself.

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Bucks Art Weeks 9th to 24th June – June Kingsbury

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 @ 10:30 am - Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Bucks Art Weeks (formerly known as Bucks Open Studios) runs this year from 9th to 24th June.  As before, the Three Hares Gallery will be participating in this event which encourages the public to visit any of over 500 makers and artists in over 200 working studios, galleries, churches and town hall across the county of Buckinghamshire. Our own Gallery will be showing the work of June Kingsbury and here she writes of her inspiration: I am nearly three years…

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Open Gardens Weekend – National Garden Scheme

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
£3.00

Open Gardens Weekend - National Garden Scheme Our beautiful gardens, in the heart of Olney, will be open on Saturday and Sunday in aid of the National Garden Scheme. 10:30am - 4:30pm Over the last 90 years, the NGS has raised over £50 million for nursing charities across the UK, thanks to the warm generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors. See lace-making demonstrations in the gardens.  Buy plants, and seeds harvested from our gardens.  Enjoy refreshments served in Cowper's Courtyard.  Your entrance…

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Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.00

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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Olney Open Gardens with Strawberries & Cream!

Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Come and enjoy the sensory pleasures of our two peaceful gardens. William Cowper's 300 year old Summer House Garden contains medieval plants, herbs, heritage fruit & vegetables - all maintained organically. We are opening our gardens as part of Olney Open Gardens on Sunday 24th June between 12 midday and 5pm. We will be serving Strawberries and Cream with tea, coffee or squash in the Courtyard between 2 and 3:30pm. Entrance to the garden with Olney Open Gardens Event Passport. …

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