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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

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

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teacher CPD Day Saturday March 28th 2020 At Bradwell Abbey MK City Discovery Centre Teaching the Anglo–Saxons and Normans in Britain at KS3 & KS4 09.00 - 4.30 Welcome to the Witan: Anglo-Saxon Society & Government Consolidating the Conquest 1: State & Society Consolidating the Conquest 2: The Church Rebellions, Resistance & Repression   Free CPD, Lunch & Resources BOOK your place:  admincnm@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk Join Dr Claire Kennan, Visiting Teacher from the Royal Holloway, University of London Department of History &…

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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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April 2020

CANCELLED Spring Has Sprung Family Fun & Trails

April 4 @ 10:30 am - April 18 @ 4:30 pm
£1.50

Spring Has Sprung Family Fun, Trails & Things to Do at the Cowper & Newton Museum from 4th - 18th April Tuesday - Saturday (NOT Good Friday)

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POSTPONED Dad’s Armies: The Amateur Military Tradition in Bucks

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Olney Centre, High St,
Olney, MK46 4EF
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£5.00

Dad's Armies: The Amateur Military Tradition in Bucks, 1558 to 1945. The first talk in our new 2020 programme by Ian Beckett from the Buckingham Military Museum Trust.

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POSTPONED Guided Walk to Cowper’s Alcove (and return)

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meet outside the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney
Bucks, MK464AJ United Kingdom
£10.00

A leisurely and fact filled historical guided walk though Olney to Weston Underwood, taking in the sights along the way

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May 2020

POSTPONED Guided walk around Olney – South End

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£7.50

Come along on a guided walk to the South End of the Town.  Learn how Olney influenced a famous curate and poet. Visit William Cowper’s dirtiest and noisiest 18th century spot & then stroll through the tranquil area around John Newton’s church of St Peter & St Paul.

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Join Judy Collins & the Global Virtual Choir

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
From Lockdown

Judy Collins To Re-Release Her Historic Recording Of “Amazing Grace” You can joined her Choir Of Singers Across The Globe. Written in Olney & shared with World

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CANCELLED Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

Enjoy Refreshments in the Tranquil Courtyard & Gardens of the Cowper & Newton Museum

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CANCELLED Refreshments in the Courtyard and Gardens

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Pl, Olney
Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ United Kingdom
£3.50

Refreshments in the Courtyard Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens With a lovely view of St Peter and St Paul Church Spire, our Refreshments in the Courtyard & Gardens are just a stone’s throw from Olney Market. Escape the bustle of the Market Place to enjoy delicious refreshments and a friendly welcome!  Take a gentle stroll around our idyllic 18th century Georgian gardens.   Enjoy tea or coffee and a homemade cake in Cowper’s charming Courtyard. All proceeds from refreshments go towards the upkeep of…

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