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February 2019

Grand Open Day – new season

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£7

Grand Open Day - new season. We look forward to welcoming you to our 'Grand Open Day - enjoy the new season at the Cowper & Newton Museum. See all the improvements that have been made thanks to Heritage Lottery funding and our wonderful team of volunteers. Usual admission applies.  (See details on our website for Half Term Children's Trail)

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Children’s half term holiday trail

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Family Fun! Children's Half term Holiday Trail Tuesday 19th Feb -  Saturday 23rd Feb 'Big search! Where is it now?'  Celebrate the reopening of the Museum and gardens with our family half term holiday trail The decorators have been in & the house has been given a good clean ...  ... & many of Mr Cowper's & Mrs Unwin's belongings have moved to different locations. Come & join in the Hunt   Hope you can help! Children's trail £1 to…

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March 2019

Art Exhibition by Olney Art Group

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Museum, Orchard Side
Olney,
Free

We're delighted to be able to give a warm welcome to the Olney Art Group, who are exhibiting with us throughout March 2019.   This group of local artists, led by Ken Knowles, is showing a range of works in different media, demonstrating what a pool of artistic talent we have here in Olney.

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April 2019

Inspiring learning through Art by Olney Middle School

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

The children of Olney Middle School mount their very own exhibition, with Years 4, 5 and 6 presenting their interpretation of various themes to illustrate how art impacts on their learning. Come and view their inspired work exhibiting throughout April.

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Easter Treats Trails & Things to Do

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Come along to Easter Family Fun at the Cowper & Newton Museum from 5th April – 27th April. Try the Easter Egg maze in the Gardens, Animal Easter in the House, be crafty at the Craft Table in the Dressing Up Room. Extra craft activity on Tues 9th April (10.30 - 3.00) Get your prizes & enter the Prize Draw

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May 2019

VISUALise: A Contemporary Stitched Art Textiles Exhibition

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
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Free

This exhibition of textiles and mixed media work has been created by the ISE textile group of fifteen artists.  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.

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May Half Term Children’s Trail – Hare Care

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

May Half Term Children's Trail - 'Hare Care'.  Travel back in time 250 years to help William Cowper take care of his 3 pet hares – Puss, Tiney and Bess.

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June 2019

Naini Ahluwalia: An Exhibition of Paintings

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
Free

During June and July, the Three Hares Gallery is hosting a specially extended exhibition by the outstanding artist, Naini Aluwahlia. Naini's work has been exhibited widely, including in the US and India and we're delighted to welcome her to the Gallery.

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July 2019

Woodcarving Demonstration

Saturday, July 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Museum and Gardens, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Woodcarving Demonstration Talented members from the British Woodcarvers Association Enjoy watching a woodcarving demonstration by skilled members of the British Woodcarvers Association Woodcarving demonstration Woodcarving demonstration Woodcarving demonstration Woodcarver What do the British Woodcarvers Association do? Advance and promote woodcarving and sculpture Encourage the exchange of ideas between members Promote best practice Enable wood carvers and sculptors to promote their work to a wider audience. Meet regularly to carve, chat and give and receive help and advice. 30 regions in…

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Georgian Party Time – Family Fun & Things to Do

Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Georgian Party Time - Family Fun & Things to Do. Help the cook complete her shopping list, Travel to the Masquerade Ball, Join friends for a musical evening & Choose your outfit to wear for the Georgian party of the season

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August 2019

Georgian Party Time – Family Fun & Things to Do

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Georgian Party Time - Family Fun & Things to Do. Help the cook complete her shopping list, Travel to the Masquerade Ball, Join friends for a musical evening & Choose your outfit to wear for the Georgian party of the season

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Olney on Canvas : Philip Compton Farquharson

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

Welcome to the Gallery to local resident and artist Philip Compton Farquharson. Philip's depictions of buildings in and around Olney appeal to both 'locals' and visitors to our lovely town. Do come along to the Gallery, admission is free.

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September 2019

Georgian Party Time – Family Fun & Things to Do

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£1.00

Georgian Party Time - Family Fun & Things to Do. Help the cook complete her shopping list, Travel to the Masquerade Ball, Join friends for a musical evening & Choose your outfit to wear for the Georgian party of the season

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Spirit of Nature: Jen Davies and Tara Nappin

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

Jennifer Davies and Tara Nappin with a joint exhibition called ‘Joyous Fusion of Hearts and Art’.

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The Memoir Club MK LitFest @ The Events Space, MK Gallery

Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
£15.00

Have you or a relative ever wanted to write a memoir but not felt confident enough to set about it? Make a start at this writing workshop, led by Professor Nicola J. Watson of the Open University, a specialist in life-writing, and Dr Fiona Doloughan, a specialist in autobiography/memoir and creative writing.

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October 2019

‘Fabric’ by Charlotte Prior

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum
Free

Inspired by the use of colour, Charlotte has been drawn to the work of Mark Rothko and Expressionism. Textiles become both the palette and the canvas, creating slabs of colour as her work demonstrates. Admission to the Gallery is free.

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Half Term Holiday Family Fun – Getting ready for a ‘Georgian Christmas’

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Georgian Christmas Crafts - Half Term Holiday Family Fun - Getting ready for a 'Georgian Christmas' Cowper & Newton Museum’s Georgian Christmas - from 3rd to 13th December 2019 Georgian Christmas crafts.  We need your help to create our own sumptuous ‘Georgian Christmas’ for visitors in December.  It’s going to be gorgeous!  Imagine 18th century Christmas…. William Cowper’s house in Market Place, Olney (now the museum), would have smelt of the greenery in the decorations and the spices in the cooking. …

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November 2019

‘November Treats’ by Colin Veitch

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Three Hares Gallery, Cowper and Newton Museum

'November Treats'  by Colin Veitch 'November Treats' by Colin Veitch. Welcome back to one of our favourite artists, Colin Veitch. Colin has exhibited with us before, with great success. We are delighted, during the month of November, to be hosting his show of his quirky take on The Twelve Days of Christmas.  He has given a twist to the words of this well-known song with his lino-cuts -look carefully as you may be surprised by what you see! All items…

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Late Night Christmas Shopping

Thursday, November 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom

Late night Christmas shopping in Olney

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December 2019

Dickens of a Christmas in Olney

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Olney Town and Museum

What’s going on at the Cowper & Newton Museum for Dickens of a Christmas this year? At the north end of the High Street: Our very own warming Mulled Wine to keep the chills away! In the Museum on the Market Place: Delicious hot chocolate, tea and coffee served all day in the Courtyard- warm up those hands! 12pm/ 2pm/ 3pm (for 20 minutes) - Hear Chip Colquhoun, a children's storyteller, in the Courtyard. Donations to the museum upkeep welcome! 24 Days…

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February 2020

Tick- Tock Family Fun

February 18 @ 10:30 am - February 22 @ 4:30 pm
£1.50

Tick Tock Tick Tick Join Us for Family Fun this February Half Term (18th – 22nd Feb) with our Mystery Hunt & Things to Do

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Night Time Guided Historical Spooky Walk

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£10.00

Night Time Guided Historical Spooky Walk Friday, February 21st, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm £10.00 Night Time Guided Walk to Explore some of the hidden corners and alleyways of the town Join in the fun of our Night time guided walk.  We’ll try to arrange spooky mist and dry weather too.  If you have any local myths and legends, or local ghostly stories to share, do contact us. The route is paved but comfortable shoes are recommended  Don’t forget to…

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Pancake Day in Olney – Enjoy hot drinks in our Garden

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pancake Day in Olney - Enjoy hot drinks in our Garden Special for Pancake Day only Enjoy an opportunity to view the gardens plus hot drink for £3.00 (children's juice free). Sip comforting hot chocolate, tea or coffee with us whilst strolling around our tranquil gardens. Search for pancake making equipment and early signs of spring in our two 18th century gardens.  See our Georgian ladies and gentlemen in 18th century costume. So much going on in Olney this morning! …

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Pancake Day in Olney – a bit of history

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Pancake Day in Olney - a bit of history Pancake Day So much going on in Olney this morning!  You'll have such a memorable experience. Come inside the museum to warm up and to learn about 18th century life in Olney, interpreted beautifully with Heritage Lottery funding. See our Georgian ladies and gentlemen taking in the beneficial Olney morning air as we promenade around the Market Place! The Olney Pancake Race dates back more than five hundred years. The course…

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Teaching the Anglo–Saxons and Normans in Britain at KS3 & KS4

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre Bradwell Abbey, Alston Drive
Milton Keynes, MK13 9AP United Kingdom

Join Royal Holloway, University of London & the Cowper & Newton Museum at The City Discovery Centre for Free CPD on Teaching the Anglo–Saxons and Normans in Britain at KS3 & KS4

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