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June 2016

Sunday Open Day – Museum and Gardens

Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

The museum and gardens will be open this Sunday. Relive Georgian life in Olney!

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Cherry Fair

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olney Town and Museum

Cherry Fair Find the Cowper and Newton Museum represented at this 700 year old Cherry Fair in the St Peter and St Paul Church, Olney. Come along to learn about the Cowper and Newton Museum's project 'Poor Law Records of Olney' - insights into 18th century Olney life.  We have uncovered such historical gems as "sitting up with John Stratton, For Stratton's coffin, charges for self and man to fetch the corpse, gave Robert Abraham to go with the cart, Nat Gee (grave digger) his…

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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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Olney Open Gardens – Refreshments at the Cowper and Newton Museum

Sunday, July 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olney Town and Museum

Olney Open Gardens Olney Open Gardens will be providing homemade cakes and drinks from the courtyard of The Cowper and Newton Museum from 10:30am onwards. The attractive courtyard adjoins the museum gardens, which are open and included in the price of the ticket. The museum garden contains mainly plants available in this country before 1800, the year of the poet's death. There is also a Victorian fruit and vegetable garden where many heritage seeds are grown. Proceeds of Olney Open Gardens…

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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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Animal Magic by Charmian Hayes

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Charmian studied art in Liverpool back in the dark ages when the Beatles were fab and we could all do the twist without falling over. For many years she had a “proper” job in I.T. (in the days when it was called ADP) and painting was her hobby, but when the arrival of a son and heir necessitated working from home she turned to art and began taking commissions for portraits and caricatures. Originally her portraits were done in pastels,…

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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
£5

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
£1.00

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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Family Crafts in the Gazebo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am

Join us in the Gazebo and unleash your creative side -  or just enjoy sticking something! FREE

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Family Crafts in the Gazebo

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the Gazebo and unleash your creative side -  or just stick something! FREE

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Family Crafts in the Gazebo

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Unleash your creative side - or just stick something! FREE

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September 2016

Animal Magic by Charmian Hayes

Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Charmian studied art in Liverpool back in the dark ages when the Beatles were fab and we could all do the twist without falling over. For many years she had a “proper” job in IT (in the days when it was called ADP) and painting was her hobby, but when the arrival of a son and heir necessitated working from home she turned to art and began taking commissions for portraits and caricatures. Originally her portraits were done in pastels,…

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October 2016

VISUALise: Inspiration for Stitch and Expression

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

ISE (Inspiration for Stitch and Expression) was formed several years ago by like minded artists who enjoy creating diverse work with stitch as the common thread. On display are abstract, realistic and figurative art and fashion accessories using a wide variety of media: wire, paper, fabric (new, distressed and recycled) and found objects: these are hand and machine stitched, or felted to fashion art inspired by both the natural world and the built environment.

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Family Fun – Mouse Mayhem

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Saturday, October 29, 2016
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
£1.00

Family Fun Mouse Mayhem The nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder. The animals are looking for a warm place to spend the Winter  …   Join us as we go on a Mouse Hunt around the Museum House and Gardens and track down the animals as they go into hibernation. Mouse Hunt in the Museum Find the hibernating animals in the dark of the Viper Barn by the light of your finger torch (incl in the price…

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November 2016

Looking Out, Looking In: Ann Edwards

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

During November, The Three Hares Gallery is hosting an exhibition by Ann Edwards entitled ‘Looking Out, Looking In’. Ann lives in a small village in Bedfordshire, with her husband and dog. 20 years ago she trained as a counsellor, and for a long time she has been working part time as a counsellor. Most of her therapeutic work is with adolescents using a variety of creative techniques. However, long before life as a counsellor Ann did a Fine Art degree…

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December 2016

Late Night Opening

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our shop, Museum, gardens and Art Gallery are all open until 8.00  for Late Night Opening in Olney on 1st December Go to Bed Ted Prize Draw We are also giving a prize draw ticket to win Ted with each £5 spent in our shop for all our customers. Go to Bed Ted Prize Draw will also run on Dickens Day ready to join his new family for Christmas

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Winter Tails, Wildlife Art by John Tuff

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

The Gallery is delighted to welcome local artist John Tuff with his exhibition of wildlife in chalk pastel.

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February 2017

We Open for the 2017 Season – Tuesday 14th February

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Welcome to a busy and exciting 2017 season Extra heritage events for MK50 with our MK Collection partners  - Bletchley Park, Living Archive, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre and MK Museum Part of a brand new heritage inspired sound art installation with our MK Collection partners and MK Gallery Events in the Museum at the end of the year to commemorate the 250 anniversary of William Cowper coming to live in Olney Joint events with the Friends of the Library…

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Celebrate 250 years of William Cowper, with us!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
£6

       Celebrate 250 years of William Cowper, with us!  Welcome back for the  2017 season - we've missed you!  You will be fascinated to know that William Cowper moved to Olney from Huntingdon in 1767.  Our historical celebrity, William Cowper remained here for 18 years. Cowper's literary works are still thoroughly enjoyed all over the world.  Join us in celebrating the arrival of William Cowper to our beautiful Georgian town.  Let us whet your appetite to delve into the delights of…

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Finders Keepers – Tales in Textiles! by Connie Flynn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

In June 2015 Connie Flynn was the Artist in Residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse Shetland. During the residency she researched the social history aspect of the keepers and their families who stayed, worked and lived at the lighthouse. She recorded these experiences of the past, the quotes and stories as a reference in her sketchbook. Connie then transferred them onto cloth, constructing textile wall hangings, each one decorated with different surface effects and hand stitched techniques. The tea stained fabric and…

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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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Three Js – Meet the Artists session

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Come and talk to the Three Js: Jennifer Steele, Jan Drury and Joanne Bowes about their work and exhibition from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm FREE ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY

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