What’s On

Feb
4
Tue
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

Mar
24
Tue
Iceland: Land of Fire and Brilliant Birds POSTPONED
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS TALK HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE

An illustrated talk by Philip Mugridge ARPS
Philip is a very experienced and widely travelled nature photographer. Iceland is one of his favourite photographic haunts which he has visited multiple times. This talk will reveal why he loves it so much! Its spectacular landscapes and awe-inspiring geological features (including many active volcanoes) mean this is an inspirational place for the nature photographer, particularly when coupled with some fantastic bird life. (Iceland is the only place in Europe where some species breed). Whether you are a nature lover or adventurer, practicing photographer or armchair traveller, do join us for this entertaining and fascinating evening. Free access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Buffet at 7.30pm followed by talk c.8.10pm. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.

Mar
28
Sat
Adventures with Acrylic Ink – Jackie Garner POSTPONED @ Nature in Art
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

When is ink not ink? When it’s Acrylic Ink (it’s liquid acrylic paint, not ink). Explore this fascinating medium, which adds a whole new dimension to your acrylic practice. Discover the vibrant colours – glossy, iridescent, shimmering, pearlescent and explore when and how to use them in realistic and abstract art. We will experiment with different methods of applying the ink and cover working with layers of colour, wet into wet, detail, and usage with other media. No prior knowledge of working with acrylic inks is necessary.

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

Apr
7
Tue
Gordano Textile Artists: Nature’s Messages POSTPONED
Apr 7 – Apr 19 all-day

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS EXHIBITION HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE
Diverse responses by 11 artists to the natural world. While some are environmental warnings or calls to action, others include threats to endangered species, the damage caused by fracking, the preciousness of the air we breathe,the remarkable way trees and fungi connect and signals given by the markings of animals.

Hit List POSTPONED
Apr 7 – May 10 all-day

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS EXHIBITION HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

To coincide with Earth Day, see exhibits throughout the museum exploring the theme of extinction. With a gallery of works by Tom Van Herrewege reminding us of the diversity being lost, go on to see other paintings, drawings and sculpture depicting species that already are, or one day, may not be with us anymore.

Apr
16
Thu
Britain’s Ancient Forest, Legacy and Lore POSTPONED @ Nature in Art
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS TALK HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE

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. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TICKET. 01452 731422

Apr
18
Sat
A Parrot, Coloured Pencils on Mount Board – Karen Coulson @ Nature in Art
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

This course is a wonderful introduction to the world of coloured pencil techniques. Learn the art of layering and blending Coloured Pencils whilst using different pencil strokes to create the textures required for the subject.

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

May
4
Mon
3D Mosaics – Erica Bibbings @ Nature in Art
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

A chance to explore the possibilities of mosaicing a 3D object. Erica will supply a variety of polystyrene shapes, and a wide selection of ceramic and glass tesserae including mirror and vintage china. It will not be possible to grout during the workshop as the work has to rest overnight before grouting. However Erica will give a full grouting demonstration and provide grout for participants to complete  their piece at home.

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

May
5
Tue
British Woodcarvers Association: Power of Nature POSTPONED
May 5 – May 17 all-day

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS EXHIBITION HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE

A collection of works by members of the British Woodcarvers Association who are carrying on a tradition that throughout history and across the world has been an important part of man’s creative endeavour. See a broad range of nature inspired work, using a variety of woods and techniques. Meet members most days.

From Harm to Harmony POSTPONED
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS TALK HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE

An illustrated talk by Jozette Khimba
The world is in climate and ecological crisis, not least because of what has become known as ecocide (large-scale systematic destruction of the natural living world) which is legally permitted. Current regulations simply do not stop the harm. The co-founder of StopEcocide, PollyHiggins, believed that the most effective way to see this trend reversed is to make ecocide an international crime, a proposal she presented to the UN Law Commission in 2010. Polly, an eminent lawyer who sadly died last Easter Sunday, spent the last decade making the word ‘ecocide’ globally understood by giving talks, advising governments and making documentaries. Along the way she inspired thousands, from parliamentarians to ecologists and from lawyers to artists. Her vision lives on and has more momentum than ever. Come and hear about this radical and innovative approach which could do for all life on earth what the criminalisation of genocide has done for vulnerable minorities: provide protection where none existed before.This talk complements our exhibition ‘Hit List’ that focuses on the theme of extinction. Galleries open 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Buffet at 7.30pm followed by talk. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.