Easter Events 2016

Looking for things to do over Easter? Look no further, we have a few things up our sleeve to tempt you along.

Museum Opening Hours
We’ll be open every day over the Easter bank holiday, so why not use this as a good opportunity to check out our Underground: 100 Years of Edward Johnston’s Lettering for London? We also have a wonderful mini-retrospective display by London artist Bob & Roberta Smith, and Signs of Ditchling: a tradition of lettering from 1800 to the present day in our main gallery. Should should the weather decide to behave itself, we have a variety of delicious locally-made Downsview ice cream on sale in our Café.

Big Steam Print comes to Amberley
You may have heard about (or even contributed to) the success of our recent campaign to raise enough money to fund The Big Steam Print, an outrageous plan to take a 12.5-tonne vintage steamroller on a printing tour, creating massive works of art with artists, students and young people. The first of these events will take place on Easter Monday (28 March) at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre in West Sussex, and will be rumbling along for much of the day between 10am – 5pm. The creative participants will include a mix of familiar names and budding future artists in the making …

Print timetable
10-11am: GF Smith/Pea Crabtree print/Amberley Print
11am: Frances Emerald
11.45am: Claire Perkins
12.30pm: Red Hot Press with Solent University Students
1.15pm: Jonny Hannah
2pm: Rocket Artists – test piece
2.45pm: Local secondary school
3.30pm: Local brownie pack
4.15pm: Amberley print

Easter Workshops
Our programme of fun workshops for children continues over Easter: choose from two Printed Patterned Easter Animal workshops on 31 March (for ages 7+), in which children aged 7+ will be encouraged to get their creative juices flowing to print vibrant animal patterns.

Then we have two ‘Weave on the Wild Side’ workshops on 6 April in which children aged 5+ will using fabrics to create a superb wildlife picture.

You can find more details on our Workshops page, including booking details.



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