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 ldershot Military A Museum Allen Gallery, Alton Curtis Museum, Alton WHAT’S ON JANUARY TO APRIL 2017

Curtis Museum

Allen Gallery

Aldershot Military Museum


 LDERSHOT MILITARY A MUSEUM QUEENS AVENUE, ALDERSHOT, GU11 2LG 01252 314598 Temperance! 28 January to 26 February Using images and objects from our own collections, this fascinating exhibition tells the story of the temperance movement in Aldershot. Cost: included in admission charge

The Gurkha Connection Project 25 March to 4 June This exhibition celebrates and commemorates over 200 years of the extraordinary relationship between the Gurkhas and the British Army. It is the culmination of a project which has seen local young people take a leading role in researching and developing the exhibition. They have worked with professionals, visited museums and met with members of the local Nepali community and Gurkhas to find out about their memories and personal experiences. Cost: included in admission charge

Valentine’s Day Cards 11 and 12 February In preparation for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday 14 February, take the chance to make a card for your loved one at our creative card workshops. Cost: £1 per kit in addition to admission charge

Half Term Fun! 18 to 26 February Pop in for half-term activities, trails and make-and-takes during our normal opening hours. Cost: included in admission charge

Mighty Military Thursday 23 February, 1:00pm – 4:00pm Come on a family tour for a close-up view of some of our amazing military vehicles. Suitable for all the family, but children must be accompanied. Limited places on each tour, please call on the day to book your place. Cost: included in admission charge, donations welcome

Paper Flower Making for Mother’s Day 26 March Make your mum some paper flowers for her special day. Free activity, but donation towards materials much appreciated! Cost: included in admission charge, donations welcome

Easter Activities 8 to 23 April Join us during normal opening hours for events and activities inspired by The Gurkha Connection Project. Keep an eye on our website for more details.

At the Loom, Quesnoy, Picardy, WH Allen

ALLEN GALLERY CHURCH STREET, ALTON, GU34 2BW 01420 82802 WH Allen: A European Affair 3 January to 11 March This exhibition features work from the artist’s earliest visits to France and Italy, up until the period between the wars, and includes paintings of Switzerland, northern France and the Channel Islands. FREE

Evening Talks: Who was William Curtis? 26 January, 7:30pm Five distinguished members of an Alton family, by Jane Hurst. Cost: £5 per person

Evening Talks: Trees Around the Town 23 February, 7:30pm By Jim Dickinson, Alton’s Tree Warden.

A Room with a View 2 to 30 March Seascapes, landscapes and country scenes by the winner of the Allen Gallery Open Art Exhibition 2016, Abi Wicking. FREE

Footprints in the Sand, Abi Wicking

Cost: £5 per person

Make a Teapot Pottery Workshop 7 March, 10:30am – 2:00pm Come and join potter Lucy Burley in the inspiring surroundings of the Allen Gallery as you create your own ceramic teapot, using hand-building techniques and hump moulds.

Alton Camera Club: Exhibition of Members’ Work 18 to 30 March A biennial exhibition of photographic prints and projected images by members of Alton Camera Club, being held in the club’s 60th anniversary year.

Snowdrops, Barry Clark

Cost: £25 per person, pre-booking essential


Evening Talks: Me and My Hats 23 March, 7:30pm Alton’s Town Crier, Stan Whitcher, delves into the world of a town crier. Cost: £5 per person

Silk Painting Workshop 30 March, 11:00am – 2:00pm Join Deborah Woodland in this silk painting workshop and take home at least two items that you have made. Cost: £15 per person; book before 28 February for £12.50 early bird price

Observer Observed: Photographs by Jane Bown 5 to 28 April Famous faces by renowned photographer and Alton resident, Jane Bown. FREE

Easter Make-and-take 11 April, 11:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm Drop in and make your very own Easter-themed creation. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £2 per craft activity pack

Paint Your Own Wooden Crown 18 April, 11:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm Drop in and paint and decorate your own wooden crown. No need to book, but numbers are limited by materials available. Suitable for all the family, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £3 per wooden crown

Evening Talks: Around the World in 80 Plants from Alton 27 April, talk at 7:30pm, optional garden tour at 7:00pm Author and foraging expert Stephen Barstow gives a whistle-stop tour of edible plants featured locally. Prior to the talk, Stephen will be hosting a walk around the Allen Gallery garden identifying some of the plants. Cost: £5 per person

CURTIS MUSEUM HIGH STREET, ALTON, GU34 1BA 01420 82802 Half Term Family Trail 18 to 25 February Pop in and explore the museum with our special half-term family trail. FREE, donations welcome

Museum by Torchlight 22 February, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Bring a torch and explore the museum at night with our family trail around the museum. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £3.00 per child. No need to book

Local History Open Day 18 March, 11:00am - 4:00pm Join our local historian in the local studies area and delve into a wealth of information about local people and buildings in Alton and the surrounding villages. FREE, donations welcome

Easter Family Trail 8 to 22 April Pop in and explore the museum with our special Easter family trail. FREE, donations welcome


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Hampshire Cultural Trust manages 23 venues working in partnership with local authorities and communities in Hampshire and Dorset. We are a registered charity (no. 1158583) and rely on charitable donations to help us keep most venues free. We hope you enjoy your visit, and please donate to help us give the past a future. To find out more, visit: Details correct at time of going to press but subject to change.

Alton and Aldershot Museums What's On January - April 2017  

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