All the latest winners in the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition organised by The Natural History Museum. Chosen from almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries, these amazing images reflect nature’s beauty, diversity and fragility.
In the 1960’s, Born Free captured the world’s imagination with the story of Elsa, an orphaned lioness who was taken in by George and Joy Adamson and returned to a life in the wild. The book and film sparked a new love of nature but the true story of what happened afterwards was far more tragic as both George and Joy were murdered. Fifty years on, this emotional and revealing drama documentary re-lives those events – with intimate contributions from Virginia McKenna and David Attenborough. Some of Joy Adamson’s original paintings will be on show on the evening.
Tickets: £8, includes buffet supper.
Tickets must be booked in advance
These little garden bird mosaics are designed to interact with their environment, reflecting and refracting light so that they change throughout the day.
On this one day workshop you will produce a stained glass mosaic bird on a stalk to brighten up your garden. You will be able to make a bird of your choice from a limited selection of shapes.
Skills covered on the course will include mapping out of your original design, basic glass cutting, stained glass mosaic techniques, and grouting techniques.
This course is suitable for all levels although glass cutting skills are a bonus.
Energy, improvisation, gesture, spontaneity and chance are all characteristics of Monoprinting
This two-day workshop is designed to introduce printmaking to the beginner whilst allowing more experienced participants to further explore the possibilities of monoprinting.
Printmaking materials and equipment will be provided along with expert one to one tuition.
Day one will made up of short demonstrations of techniques and opportunity to investigate the potential of this versatile printmaking process. Day two will allow for development of ideas and further investigation of materials.
The Monotype / Monoprint is the most painterly and responsive of all printmaking techniques. It is a process that can be explored at home or in the studio without great investment or need for space.
Participants are invited to bring any sketchbooks or source material of their own, however this is not a requirement.
Needlefelting works woolen fibers into the surface of a fabric backing to produce “pastel” like images with the wool fibres.
By the end of the day you will have a fabulous life like bird picture, and the confidence to go on felting at home.
You don’t need to be fabulous at drawing to give this technique a go!
We will be using hand dyed and commercially dyed wool fibers, to create our images, our backgrounds will be woolen textiles, industrial prepared needlefelt, upcycled hand dyed woolen fabrics, upcycled tweeds.