West Herts College - Future Collections Exhibition
20 May - 13 June 2015
An exhibition of work by Art & Design West Herts College students, which responds and interacts with the museum collections in mind of the future.
The Forgotten Heroes
28 & 29 May, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Learning through the arts are hosting children's half-term craft workshops at the museum. It is a great chance to learn about the 'Forgotten Heroes' of WW1, with a particular focus on stories about Africans involved in the conflict.
On Thursday 28 May children will have a chance to print their own T-shirt with a peace message. On Friday 29 May, children can illustrate a story with paint and mixed media.
The sessions are suitable for ages 8 - 12. They are free, but booking must be done through Learning Through the Arts on 07577 273597 or email@example.com
Watford Live! Art Postcard Competition
Draw, paint, photograph or print an art postcard that shows your Watford Hero. Anyone of any age can enter. The picture will have to be postcard size, meaning it must not be bigger than 150mm x 105mm. All entries will be shown on the Watford Live! website, with winning postcards displayed at the museum during the festival.
Entries can be submitted to Watford Museum, with a closing deadline of Saturday 23 May 4pm.
Contemporary Creative Classical Music
Saturday 6 June, 1 - 3.30pm
Performance event for classical - style music of any era, including the present day. Join in, no matter your level or experience. Solo, Duo, Trio and Quartet are all welcome! If not just come down to listen, it's free to attend!
To book your five minute performance slot contact David Silver on firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Rood Pupils - Woodland Art Exhibition
4 - 13 June 2015
Holy Rood pupils have been creating artworks inspired by their school woods and Cassiobury Park from 18 - 22 May to celebrate art week. The creative results culminate in an exhibition at Watford Museum. A private view of the works will take place on Thursday 4 June, 4-6pm.
Vintage Pop Up at the Little Gallery Tearoom
Saturday 27 June, 10.30am - 4pm
Joy of Vintage are taking over the tearoom! Expect vintage clothing, jewellery, homeware and furniture. Not to mention a vintage fashion show at 1pm and a fire engine from Herts Fire Museum. There will also be a lovely array of homemade cakes and fairtrade drinks. A felt flower making workshop will take place at 11am, only £5 per person - booking essential!
High Street Trails 2015
Our popular High Street Trails will return in 2015!
For information about what's on at our Space2 gallery, see the Space2 website.
Want to improve your word score? Join our friendly Scrabble Club for a game at 2pm on Friday afternoons at the museum. Each session costs just £1.50.
Come along and join the friendly creative dance group for the over 50s at Watford Museum. New Connections is led by Laura Horn, Dance Development Artist for DanceDigital. Sessions run every Wednesday, from 10.30 - 11.30am and cost £3 per class.
This class explores gentle and fluid movement sequences that gradually increase joint mobility and muscular strength. Each exercise can be easily adapted to suit each individual's physical ability. All movements can be performed standing, seated or supported.
The creative elements give participants the opportunity to work together and develop their own movements in response to tasks and group ideas. This provides a stimulating workout for the brain, which enhances everyday brain functions such as memory.
More importantly! Tea and Coffee is provided after the session, giving time to unwind and socialise.
For more information and to book your place please email email@example.com or call DanceDigital on 01277 362362 or call 01277 362362
Friends of Watford Museum events
Friday 5 June, 2pm
'A Background to Watford High Street Pubs' by John Bright
Entry to these talks is free for Friends of Watford Museum, or £3 for members of the public. Booking is essential.