Man on a boat

A Conversation with Ann Cleeves                                Sunday 12 June, 3.00

You’ve seen the TV programmes........... you’ve read the books meet the author! Prize-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves is best known for her Vera Stanhope novels, on which the ITV series featuring Brenda Blethyn is based and is also author of the BBC’s ‘Shetland’ series with Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall). An opportunity to ask questions about what you have seen and to find out about what is to come – not to be missed.

Tea/coffee and cake will be served                                   All tickets  £10

Classical Guitar at the Bowes                                       Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June

The Friends are delighted to be hosting part of Barnard Castle’s annual Guitar Festival, which culminates on Saturday evening with Giulio Tampalini’s recital of music by Bach and Paganini, followed by his Sunday afternoon masterclass. Those of us who have heard Giulio play before will be eager to see him at the Museum again – if you haven’t heard him play, don’t miss this opportunity to see a maestro at work.

Full details, ticket prices and booking instructions are in the leaflet which is available from the Friends’ Office or the noticeboard outside Café Bowes.

A Garden Party for the Friends                                     Saturday 30 July, 3.00

To sign off her three years chairing the Friends’ Committee, Caroline Peacock and her husband Jonathan invite all Friends to a Garden Party in a marquee in their large country garden at Ravensford Farm, Hamsterley. There will be music, plant sales, a raffle, games for children and a spectacular Friends’ afternoon tea.

Friends £8 Guests £10

Further details of forthcoming Friends’ Events will always be found in the centre pages (12 & 13) of each issue of our quarterly newsletter 
Bowes Arts (see link to recent issues in the right-hand column).

Booking and Information
: To book tickets for any Friends' Event or to gain further information, contact the Friends' Office, tel 01833 690606 ext.233 or email:

Tickets may also be booked by completing the Booking Form included in the quarterly "Bowes Arts" and sending it to:

The Friends' Office (Events)
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
DL12 8NP

When booking tickets, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope; without this, tickets will have to be collected.

The Friends' office is run by volunteers and it is not, therefore, always possible to speak to someone. However, you may leave a message on the answer phone or in an email and a response will be sent at the earliest opportunity.