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Gallery Talk – Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action

6 July, 2.15

Gallery Talk – Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action

Join the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.


Readings and Reflections over Coffee

25 March, 10.45 – 12.30, Free event

Come for a coffee and to hear short presentations on volunteers’ own research as part of the first three years of The Bowes Museum’s WW1 Project and if you have a story related to your family and the War, we would be delighted to hear it on the day.

As we reach the end of the third year of the Project, the presentations will include short examples from volunteers who have taken part in research online and in original documents, in adding names and information to the Roll of Honour database, written stories for the media and developed their own areas of interest.

The morning is also an opportunity to launch the work of three Northumbria University students, who achieved funding from their university to produce their personal responses to the Project through words, drawings, objects and landscape.  They will be reading extracts of their own prose and poetry.

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Artist Trickery of the 15th Century

13 May, 10.15 – 2.00

Artist Trickery of the 15th Century

Learn to draw like St Luke in this free workshop. Have a go at silverpoint drawing before making your own oil paint to create a masterpiece inspired by St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child. The work created will then be used as part of a Children’s Celebration event in August, marking the recent acquisition of this beautiful painting. Suitable for age 8+, but places are limited. Booking required.


Richard III and the Wider World

28 June, 10.30 – 3.00, £3.00, inc. light refreshments

Richard III and the Wider World

Richard III and historical enthusiasts are invited to a varied programme of talks looking at the Northern attitude towards the King; 15th century Netherlands; dress of differing social levels in medieval society, and continental art at the royal court. Booking required.


Bouts’ Family Fun Day

12 August, 11.00 – 4.45

Bouts’ Family Fun Day

View a display of work inspired by the recently acquired Bouts’ painting, St Luke Drawing the Virgin & Child, before joining in with a selection of drop-in workshops for children and adults, creating collages inspired by the painting’s patterned floor and making a split-pin St Luke. Gallery Trails will also be on offer.


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