Get Crafty this Summer with our 2014 workshops!
25 July - 29 August
Are you aged 8-12? Why not have a go at animation, dance and art at the museum's summer workshops! Workshops are taking place every Friday 2-4pm and cost £2 per person. Booking essential!
Little Gallery Tearoom
Saturday 26 July 10.30am - 4pm
Sophie Cordery will be exhibiting her stunning etchings and there will be lots of yummy summer cakes for sale! Showcase your musical or literary talents at the dial-up event, or just come along to check out Watford's local talent at 2pm. Winners of the Watford Live! postcard competition will also be announced at 2pm.
The Great War: Watford 1914
7 August - 27 September
A Heritage Lottery funded project to mark the centenary of WW1 in Watford. An online memorial website will be launched along with an exhibition which investigates the impact of the war in Watford in 1914. Not to mention, a WW1 sing along and Princess Christmas Box Workshop!
Ship of Fools
Friday 1 August, 6pm
10 local folk artists playing at Watford Museum including Martin Oylett, Minnie Birch, Ady Shaw, Daria Kulesh, Stiffie Partridge, Skopje, Salwa Azar, Robert Sunday and closing with Chylde Owlet as part of her debut EP Pidgeons.
Watford Live! Postcard Competition
3 July - 29 August
We received a fantastic response for the Watford Live! postcard competition, with lots of lovely scenes of Watford. The entries are now all on display in the museum and you can vote online for your favourites at www.watfordlive.org Voting ends Thursday 24 July.
Prize giving will take place at the Little Gallery Tearoom on Saturday 26 July, 2pm.
High Street Trails 2014
Step back in time with Watford Museum and explore the architectural and social history of Watford's High Street on these walking tours.
High Street Trail
Saturday 14 June and Saturday 2 August, 12 - 1.30pm
Ghosts and Legends
Saturday 5 July and Saturday 16 August, 3 - 4.30pm
Saturday 20 September, 12 - 1.30pm
'From Watford, With Love'
Watford Live! in partnership with Watford Museum are holding an art postcard competition for anyone of any age to enter! Create a picturesque, interesting or inspiring image of your favourite place in Watford using any media or art techniques. The picture has to be postcard size (150mm x 105mm) and submitted to the museum by 4pm, Saturday 24th May. All entries will be shown on the Watford Live! website, with the winners put on display at the museum during the festival.
Please note museum opening times: Thurs - Sat, 10am - 5pm to submit entries.
Peace Watford Live! Competition
In recognition of the centenary of the First World War, 'Peace' is the joint theme for this year's Watford Area Arts Forum competition.
The two competitions, Art and Literature, are organised for the Watford Live! festival in June by Watford Writers and Watford Area Arts Forum with an exhibition and presentation at Watford Museum.
Entries are free with three cash prices for each competitions.
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
Thursday 10th July, 2pm
'Astronomy' by Richard Westwood
Entry to these talks is free for Friends of Watford Museum, or £3 for members of the public. Booking is essential.
High Street Trails
Watford Museum's popular High Street Trails will return in 2013.