What’s On

2019 British Wildlife Photography Awards
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm

Fresh from its launch in London, see the very latest exhibition of images from the British Wildlife Photography Awards celebrating the beauty and diversity of British nature and the talent, artistry and determination of the photographers who took them.

No images available yet from the 2019 exhibition. This image by Csaba Tokoly is from the 2018 competition.

Christmas Celebration
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of festive songs and carols to celebrate the Christmas season with the Heart of Gloucester Community Choir under the leadership of Monika Murrell. Our usual hearty finger buffet will include mince pies and mulled wine. An evening for all, partly in aid of mental health charities. Preceded by opportunity to view the galleries.

WIld Flowers, WIld Spaces – Ros Wise @ Nature in Art
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm

This is a course for all abilities who have an interest in learning, to paint  wildflowers, plants and weeds in their natural habitat.

It could be a corner of a garden which inspires you, a field full of wildflowers, a landscape, anywhere where plants live in their natural habitat and are in their abundance. Anywhere, where their energy and beauty dominate the landscape and where the human footprint is at a minimum.

To book a place on this course please return a completed application form along with £20 deposit.


Walenty Pytel: Sparks to Life
Jan 7 – Feb 2 all-day


Pytel is an internationally renowned metal sculptor of birds and animalier. His works include the Jubilee Fountain beneath Big Ben and ‘Take Off’, a monumental piece at Birmingham Airport depicting egrets. Born in Poland, he has an instantly recognisable style. This display includes metal and bronze sculptures and prints.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Feb 4 – Mar 29 all-day

Now in its fifty-fifth instalment, see the winning images from the very latest annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition which provides a showcase for the world’s very best nature photography selected from 48000 entries from 100 countries. The competition is owned and operated by the Natural History Museum.

See images from the show here

Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration
Feb 11 – Feb 23 all-day

Founded in 1993, Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration specialises in botanical illustration as distinct from flower painting. It includes a number of RHS medal winners in its ranks. This show includes works in pencil, ink and watercolour. See members at work everyday. On show in the Atrium of our Education Centre.

Embellishing your Paintings with Gold-Leaf – Claudia Hahn @ Nature in Art
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Inspired by the decorative works of the golden age of illustration and the Arts and Crafts movement, this course will show you how to incorporate gold-leaf into your paintings. It can be used either to highlight small areas of your paintings or bring glow to the complete background. Gold-leaf is a stunning, versatile and decorative way to bring a surprising new element and shine to your work.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners as well as advanced participants. Please be aware that working with gold leaf, which comes in thin, fragile sheets, is painstakingly fiddly: you need to bring patience!!

To book a place on this course please return a completed application form along with £20 deposit.

Wallsworth Art Group @ NOT ON SHOW FEBRUARY 26th
Feb 25 – Mar 1 all-day

See a selection of work by the museum art group. On show in the Atrium of our Education Centre.

Britain’s Ancient Forest, Legacy and Lore
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Please note that this evening has had to be re scheduled for Thursday April 16th due to flooding in the local area.

If you had tickets for this event, we will assume you are able to come to the rearranged date unless you contact us to the contrary. 01452 731422. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

An illustrated talk by Julian Hight
Come on a tour of Britain’s ancient forest told through its surviving ancient trees. From the wildwood, through working woodlands and royal forests, enclosed deer parks and landscaped manorial estates to modern plantation forestry and rewilding, this talk recounts the little told tale of an evolving landscape shaped by its wildlife, people and their relationship with trees – many of which survive as living links to Britain’s rich and ancient history. As well as being an ancient tree specialist and nature lover, Julian Hight is a designer, photographer and musician, so his talk will also feature original music written and recorded by him reflecting seasons in the forest, with forest sounds recorded through the year weaved in to produce a unique forest soundtrack.Copies of Julian’s latest book ‘Britain’s Ancient Forest, legacy and lore’, will be available on the night.Free access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Buffet at 7.30pm. Talk starts c8.10pm. THIS EVENING IS NOW FULL!

Goldwork Embroidery Snowdrops – Sheila Knight @ Nature in Art
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing weekend creating a beautiful Goldwork Snowdrop Design. Learn about and how to use the lovely materials used in Goldwork Embroidery. The techniques used in this design are couching gold and silver threads, couching braids, cutting purls and attaching them. Padding a shape and covering it with leather.

To book a place on this course please return a completed application form along with £20 deposit.