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  • Turkish Tulips

    The Bowes Museum

    29.07.17 — 05.11.17

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    This exhibition will delve into the complex and paradoxical history behind this iconic flower. Thought provoking contemporary artworks will be hidden, sprinkled and interwoven amongst the Museum collection, in an interactive experience that meanders through science, economics and aesthetics.

  • The Clockwork Garden

    The Bowes Museum

    29.07.17 — 05.11.17

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    This enchanting exhibition is travelling to the Museum from a far-off planet in an immersive flourish of mechanical creatures, crystal blooms, contemporary artworks, puppets, and cloud machines. This highly creative interactive adventure will beguile and enchant children and adults alike.

  • Painting workshop – Still Life in Pastel

    The Bowes Museum

    23.10.17 — 23.10.17

    Join artist Linda Birch to create a still life painting, using the many examples in The Bowes Museum’s collection as inspiration.
    Date 23 Oct Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adult, inc morning refreshments

  • The Photography Project

    The Bowes Museum

    04.11.17 — 04.11.17

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    In this half day workshop, photographic artist Lee Karen Stow shares thoughts and tips on how to create and sustain a personal photography project or long-term body of work. Cost includes the artist’s talk Poppies: Women, War and Peace, which follows at 2.30. Places are limited so booking is required online or by calling 01833 690606.

  • Poppies: Women, War, Peace

    The Bowes Museum

    04.11.17 — 04.11.17

    Join photographer Lee Karen Stow to discover the inspiration behind her international touring exhibition Poppies: Women, War, Peace. The project remembers women whose lives have been affected by war, from WW1 to conflicts of today, alongside a botanical series of the poppy wildflower. Booking required online or by calling 01833 690606. Cost includes refreshments.

  • Painting workshop – Gentle Abstract in Coloured Pencil

    The Bowes Museum

    20.11.17 — 20.11.17

    Join artist Linda Birch to make an abstract work by adapting a painting from The Bowes collection, experimenting with colour and shape.
    Cost £35 Adult, inc morning refreshments

  • Streatlam Castle: Rediscover The Home Of John And Joséphine Bowes

    The Bowes Museum

    25.11.17 — 11.03.18

    On 29 March 1959 the remains of Streatlam Castle vanished in a series of huge explosions. That exercise completed, only a pile of rubble remained to tell of the house and castle that had stood on the site for over 600 years, 500 of those in the ownership of the Bowes family. And yet... not every trace had been erased.

  • Painting workshop – Doll’s House Diptych

    The Bowes Museum

    08.12.17 — 08.12.17

    Join artist Linda Birch to make a miniature painting with doors on the theme of a dolls house, richly coloured in watercolours or acrylic.
    Time 10.00 – 4.30 Cost £35 Adult, inc morning refreshments.