Half Term Activities: Art Bag Family Workshop
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June, 10:30am - 12am
Inspired by the Art Bag Exhibition, currently installed in the Space2Gallery, this workshop encourages children and accompanying family and friends to try their hands at weaving. Support will be on hand and all materials provided.
Weaving is a simple, relaxing and absorbing activity. You will also learn about the Art Bag project that has been running at two local hospices and have the opportunity to hang your completed piece of weaving in the exhibition.
Free entry. Please book.
Little Gallery Tearoom
Our pop-up vintage tea gallery is held on the fourth Saturday of the month, from 10.30am to 4pm, selling homemade cakes and Fair Trade drinks.
Saturday 28th May, 10.30am - 4pm
Mrs. Gundula Stevens will be displaying and selling her original encaustic wax paintings and gifts. Free entry.
Batik workshop by Eleanor Sidaway
Saturday 25th June, 10.30am - 1pm
An introduction to the fascinating art of batik, creating a pattern with layers of wax and dye on silk.
Suitable for Adults / Children minimum age 10 with adult supervision. £12. Please book.
High Street Trails
Our popular High Street Trails will return in 2016!
'Art Bag Project' - An exhibition by the Peace Hospice
Thursday 5th May - Saturday 25th June
This exhibition marks the end of the first year of the 'Art Bag' project, a collaborative initiative from the Macmillan Wellbeing and Therapeutic Service, between the Starlight Centre at the Peace Hospice, and the Spring Centre at the Hospice of St Francis. Each art bag, filled with a simple creative activity, this year weaving, has provided hundreds of people in the local community with the tools needed to 'create, contemplate and connect'. This exhibition will showcase the completed weaving looms, visually representing the hospice communities. A participatory making space will be part of the exhibition; we hope visitors will enjoy some weaving of their own and add their piece to the evolving artwork on display.
Thursday 5th May, 5-7pm
Thursday 19th May, 2-4pm
Reminiscence Taster Day
Thursday 9th June
Sharing Stories for Wellbeing: 11-12.30pm This group offers an opportunity to recount and record own life stories, anecdotes, words of wisdom, dreams, reminiscences and experiences. An opportunity to acknowledge the value of life and the contribution made and build self esteem.
Desert Island Discs: 2-3.30pm This group offers the chance to enjoy listening to a variety of music in the company of others; to share memories, anecdotes, and associations; to inspire conservation and create opportunities to discover connections with other group members.
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, Arts Development Officer for Watford Borough Council. Sessions run every Wednesday, from 10 - 11am and are free of charge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01923 232297.
Friends of Watford Museum events
Entry to these talks is free for Friends of Watford Museum, or £3 for members of the public. Booking is essential.