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Join us as we mark the end of the celebrations of our 125th anniversary with a day of festivities for all the family in the Museum and grounds to commemorate this milestone in our history. Enjoy children’s activities, live music and much more!
The Bowes Museum is delighted to be working with a diverse range of partners to explore the issues raised by the Jonathan Yeo: Skin Deep exhibition. Everyone is welcome. Join our exhibitions team for an introduction to the show, or a short informal talk looking at one aspect.
For its 30th Summer production Castle Players brings Shakespeare’s classic tale of ‘vaulting ambition’ to the stage, in the grounds of the Museum. Superstition, chance and opportunity haunt Macbeth’s journey from loyal commander to despotic king, and having achieved his ultimate goal - to be crowned King of Scotland - he must face the inevitability of his own destruction. The Three Witches, Duncan’s murder, Banquo’s Ghost and the driving ambition of Lady Macbeth have haunted the stage for over four centuries in the drama that bears witness to the bloody hand of Fate. Tickets/prices available from www.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107. Booking opens 1 May.
Gouache, an opaque form of watercolour, was always more popular in Europe than the English tradition of transparent watercolour. It has many attributes in that it can be used thickly like oil painting or in rich washes similar to watercolour. Join artist Linda Birch to create your own work inspired by the Museum’s collection of Gouache paintings.
Explore The BFG in Pictures exhibition and create a dream catcher to take home and hang above your bed; they are believed to catch a “trogglehumper” (bad dream) ensuring you have golden “phizzwizard” (good dream)! Children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.
*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.