Arty going's on at
Worcestershire County Museum on May Day
Come along to the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle
this May Day (Monday 7 May) and join in with a whole host of arty
fun in our 'Just Art' event.
Activities on the day will cover all types of
art including traditional and contemporary painting, drama, crafts
and collage, music, sculpture and more.
Visitors will be able to board the Mobile
Museum bus and learn about all the different types of art forms
including decorative, performance, literary and visual. Have a go
at writing your own poem, learn a magic trick or put on a costume
and mask and play out a scene. Interpretation inside the bus
explores how art in all its forms has been viewed through the years
and across the world and is brought to life by some fascinating
objects from Greek pottery to boomerangs!
Our artist-in-residence Sheila Farrell will be
running a masterclass on the art of collage where visitors of all
ages can have a go at making their own masterpiece to take
home. Sheila will also be on hand to demonstrate various
techniques and help you to develop your own artistic skills.
Local drama company Theatreworks will be
taking over the Great Hall to explore the Shakespearean play 'A
Midsummer Night's Dream' through children's interactive
storytelling sessions as well as a chance to make donkey puppets,
royal crowns and fairy wings.
Visitors can also listen to the unique sound
of handbell ringing with a performance at 2pm in the beautiful
Other activities on the day include having a
go at traditional portrait painting, watching demonstrations of
local canal art and a chance to sculpt your own clay figures.
Rachel Robinson, Visitor Experience Manager at
Worcestershire County Museum, said: “This is the
first event of its kind at the Museum and it should prove a great
day out with lots of opportunities for visitors of all ages to get
inspired and create their own masterpieces. It's a real
opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts and have a go at lots
of different art forms in one day.”
The event runs from
11am-5pm on Monday 7 May. Admission costs £5 for adults, £2.50 for
concessions and £13 for a family ticket (two adults and two
If you would like more
information please call the museum on 01299 250 416.