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THE MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & ARCHIVES OF WOLVERHAMPTON

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

WOLVERHAMPTON CITY ARCHIVES

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

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Free Entry Special Places Great Ideas WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

01902 552055 artgallery@ wolverhampton.gov.uk

01902 552195 bantockhouse@ wolverhampton.gov.uk

OPEN

OPEN

Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DU

Monday - saturday 10am - 5pm With its family friendly displays, the Art Gallery welcomes visitors to explore 300 years of art, from Georgian paintings and Pop Art to thought provoking contemporary pieces. Relax in the laid-back setting of the Art Gallery café, with its delicious menu, ranges of speciality loose-leaf teas and fresh coffee. Discover a treasure trove of crafts, cards and jewellery in the gallery shop.

Finchfield Road Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ

Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm Open on Bank Holidays Bantock House Museum is a hidden treasure set within 43 acres of parkland and surrounded by delightful formal gardens. Visitors are invited to explore the history of Wolverhampton and its people in the period settings of the former Bantock family home. With views over the Dutch Garden, the courtyard café serves homemade food, drinks and ice creams to keep the whole family happy. The museum shop has a range of cards, gifts and traditional children’s toys.

WOLVERHAMPTON CITY ARCHIVES

Molineux Hotel Building Whitmore Hill Wolverhampton WV1 1SF 01902 552480 archives@ wolverhampton.gov.uk

OPEN

Tuesday 10am - 5pm Wednesday 10am - 7pm Thursday 10am - 5pm Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 1pm Based in the city’s historic Molineux Hotel, the friendly team at City Archives can help you research your interests in local and family history. Within the building you will find displays telling stories of Wolverhampton’s past and search rooms with staff on hand to help. A state-ofthe-art storage facility holds a fascinating collection of documents, photographs and other materials relating to the history of the city.

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY Mount Pleasant Bilston WV14 7LU

01902 552507 bilstoncraftgallery@ wolverhampton.gov.uk

OPEN

Tuesday 10am – 4pm Wednesday 10am – 7pm Thursday 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 1pm Saturday 11am – 4pm Bilston Craft Gallery’s changing exhibitions show the best of contemporary ceramics, textiles, glass, metal and much more. Visitors of all ages can get hands-on through varied family friendly and adult events and workshops. Find a unique gift or card from the handmade ranges in the shop. Self-service drinks are available and a picnic can be ordered in advance of your visit to enjoy in the garden.

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk


Artforum

EDUCATION

The venues welcome organised groups and educational visits and offer guided tours and school visits. For more information or to arrange a visit please call 01902 552055.

SUPPORTING CREATIVITY

WAVE is committed to supporting the creative community and offers opportunities for development, commissioning and the sale of work. Gallery and studio spaces are available for hire at Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Bilston Craft Gallery. Please visit the website or contact the venue for further details.

FRIENDS

You can support, assist and promote your favourite venue by becoming a member of one of our Friends groups; Friends of Wolverhampton Art Gallery & Museums, Friends of Bantock House or Friends of Wolverhampton Archives & Local Studies.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Find out about local attractions, travel and accomodation at the Visitor Information Point at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. For up to date listings on local events pick up a copy of Wolverhampton What’s On or visit: wolverhamptoncity.co.uk

ROOM HIRE

Across the city WAVE venues offer unique spaces for events of all types and sizes. From meetings and presentations to a major conference or special event we can offer convenient locations and inspiring surroundings with excellent facilities and a range of catering options.

REMOTE RESEARCH

Archives offer a remote research service for a small charge to people who are unable to visit in person. Please call 01902 552480.

THANKS TO...

Wulfrun Wools for support with the Park Your Yarn installation.

ONLINE

To find out what’s on go to wolverhamptonart.org.uk To discover our collections blackcountryhistory.org.uk blackcountryprints.org.uk takingaccountproject. wordpress.com For regular updates

news Kids in Museums

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2012.

Buy Black Country

New products inspired by the Black Country’s museums’ collections include a retrostyled salt and pepper set by Camilla Prada and forged iron coat hooks by Victoria Delaney.

Bantock’s newest resident

The Friends of Bantock House Museum have helped to commission a carving of a Highland cow, which has been named Hamish.

Archive donation

Scrapbooks and documents illustrating life in Bilston in the ‘40s and ‘50s compiled by the late Clement Jones, former editor of the Express and Star, have been given to the Archives.


EXHIBITIONS CLOUD NYLON: THE JEWELLERY OF NORA FOK

ANTONY DONALDSON: TAKE FIVE

GROWING UP IN THE NEW AGE MARJOLAINE RYLEY

UNTIL 7 JULY

UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER

23 JUNE - 8 SEPTEMBER

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

An exhibition of over 150 intricate jewellery items and headpieces made during Nora Fok’s 30 year career. Her jewellery is painstakingly hand-made from nylon thread as fine as sewing cotton. The artist knits, knots, plaits and weaves this fibre to create imaginative pieces inspired by geometry, astronomy and patterns in nature. Recently Fok has experimented with digital design and making processes; examples of her ‘computer-knitted’ bangles will also be on show.

This Is Life by Nora Fok © Frank Hills

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

British Pop artist Antony Donaldson is known for his paintings of ‘pin-up’ girls and racing cars and his works inspired by the Art Deco architecture of Los Angeles cinemas. This exhibition displays early works from the 1960s alongside a selection of more recent paintings produced in France. Take Five has been developed in partnership with The Mayor Gallery, London. An illustrated catalogue is available in the shop.

Medal for Jim Clark, 1963 © Antony Donaldson Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

A new autobiographical project by Marjolaine Ryley exploring the alternative world of free school education and counter-culture. Combining photography and text with ‘New Age’ objects and archival materials, Ryley explores ideas of memory and family relationships, interweaving personal experience with an alternative reading of British social history. Supported by Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow and PARC – The Photography and the Archive Research Centre, London College of Communication.

Mushrooms and Sandbags by Marjolaine Ryley © the artist


FLASHBACK: GARY HUME

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY UNTIL 7 JULY

Gary Hume is one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists, known for his brightly coloured paintings and use of abstract forms. This exhibition features the early door paintings that earned Hume international recognition and more recent paintings and sculptures alongside a display of works curated by Hume from Wolverhampton’s own collection. An Arts Council Collection Exhibition from Southbank Centre.

Flying (1995) by Gary Hume © the artist

Craftsense

Traced

The Nursery

permanent displays CRAFTSENSE

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY Explore 300 years of craft through fine historic examples of applied arts produced in the Black Country, including the famous Bilston enamels. Compare these with current skill and innovation in exciting contemporary craft objects, many of which you can touch.

THE BILLIARD ROOM

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

Baldwin Bantock’s original billiard room has been recreated to offer an interactive look at the lives of six great men from Victorian Wolverhampton. Find out more about the skills, trades and people that made Wolverhampton famous.

TRACED

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY Tracing the success of art and design in Wolverhampton from 1850-1970, this display brings together works by teachers and students and shows how Wolverhampton School of Art established a national reputation for sculpture.

THE LADY’S BEDROOM & THE NURSERY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

Two delightful room displays explore the lives of Victorian children, and the changing role of women and their experiences in Victorian Wolverhampton. See the famous doll collection and try on a corset!


OLD PORTOBELLO

WOLVERHAMPTON CITY ARCHIVES UNTIL 30 JUNE

Original archive material reflecting Old Portobello, selected by local historian Maureen Hunt. Includes hand-written books of poetry by the Portobello Poet, Thomas Bratt, such as the poem In Memorium: the Lost Titanic’s Gallant Heroes, and many previously unseen maps and photographs.

JAPAN TO JAPANNING

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM UNTIL 29 JULY

The production of japanned ware in Wolverhampton dates from the 1760s, when a factory was established at the Old Hall works, to the 1920s when Henry Loveridge’s Merridale works ceased production. Japanning refers to thick varnishes applied to decorate and protect a variety of materials, including tin and papier-mâché, in the style of oriental lacquer ware. Wolverhampton holds one of the best collections of japanned ware in the country.

The Georgian Gallery

WOLVERHAMPTON RIOTS ONE YEAR ON

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY 28 JULY - 19 OCTOBER

In August 2011 the streets of Wolverhampton erupted into violence and disorder. Sally Payen has been commissioned to respond to the events of last summer through paintings and drawings using CCTV, newspaper images and social media as source material. Her previous work has touched on the subject of anarchy and unrest and gives a fascinating insight into the way that people behave in crowds.

The Drawing Room

A CHILDREN’S WAR

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

1 AUGUST - 4 NOVEMBER To complement the museum’s annual 1940s event, this exhibition focusses on children’s experiences of World War II. Find out how young people were affected by the conflict and rationing. Fathers and brothers joining the armed forces and mothers and sisters supported the war effort on the home front. The exhibition considers the experiences of evacuees and takes a nostalgic look at the clothing, toys and games of the period.

The Victorian Gallery

THE GEORGIAN GALLERY

THE DRAWING ROOM

SENSING SCULPTURE

THE VICTORIAN GALLERY

In the sumptuous surroundings of the Georgian gallery you will find grand paintings from the period alongside interactive exhibits that provide a hands-on look at key themes of the day, from scientific discoveries to the scandals of the theatrical world, offering a flavour of life in the 18th century.

Items from the Bantock family’s own collection, including beautiful pieces of English porcelain are displayed together in the original oak cabinets. Experience the rooms as they would have been when the Bantock family occupied the house 100 years ago.

A tactile sculpture gallery which displays items from Wolverhampton’s collection alongside newly commissioned work, offers visitors an exciting way of exploring art through the ages.

Discover Wolverhampton’s collection of Victorian decorative objects and artworks in a tworoom display. Learn about the fascinating world of the Victorians and their passion for eastern influenced design.

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY


DRAWN TO CRAFT

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

21 JULY - 22 SEPTEMBER Discover how the drawn line has inspired many contemporary craftspeople working in a range of media including textiles, ceramics, glass and metal. Examples of a bold abstract use of line, found in Vicky Shaw’s ceramics, contrast with a more illustrative style of drawing in Lauren van Helmond’s lighthearted 3D wire sketches of everyday scenes. From layered paper cuts to pin and thread pictures, this show explores how the materials and processes of craft challenge and stretch the art of drawing.

Bowl by Vicky Shaw © the artist

WOLVERHAMPTON OLYMPIANS

WOLVERHAMPTON CITY ARCHIVES 1 JULY - 30 SEPTEMBER

Explore Wolverhampton’s long history with the Olympics. Archive photos, objects and other paraphernalia will be on display highlighting previous Wolverhampton Olympians and Paralympians.

MAN OF NOTE

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY UNTIL 8 SEPTEMBER

Local artist Harry Eccleston OBE was the first full-time banknote designer for the Bank of England and his revolutionary designs of the 1970s have influenced the look of British banknotes ever since. Eccleston dedicated much of his life to depicting the industrial surroundings of his childhood home in Coseley and sketchbooks, drafts, photographs and prints chart the working process of this extraordinary artist. Harry Eccleston at his desk at the Bank of England print works © Bank of England

supporting creativity CRAFT OF PAINTING: PUSHING THE BOUNDRIES

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY UNTIL 23 JUNE

Inspired by modern painters like Kandinsky and Rothko, artist Stephanie Konstantinou uses landscape to consider nature’s beauty and the pressures on the environment.

BEING HUMAN

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY UNTIL 23 JUNE

Documentary artwork by artist Jill Impey inspired by young people’s responses to identity, using Wolverhampton’s collection as a starting point.

NAKED AMBITION OF THE NUDE

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY 30 JUNE - 28 JULY

An exploration of the darkly secretive world of flesh, and its resistance to captivity and restraint. The work explores the powerful forces and tensions represented by the body in art.

BROUGHT TO MIND

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY 30 JUNE - 28 JULY

An exhibition of work by Margaret Jarvis and Richard Randall presenting interpretations of the theme ‘brought to mind’.


From The Tiger Who Came to Tea to Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

21 JULY - 29 SEPTEMBER Original artwork from The Tiger Who Came to Tea and other books will be on display, alongside a selection of Judith Kerr’s early childhood drawings, which show how she became the well-loved artist and author we know today. There will be lots of activities for our younger visitors. Come and have tea with a life-size tiger in Sophie’s kitchen or read the adventures of Mog the cat curled up inside her cosy basket. A touring exhibition by Seven Stories. Developed in association with Harper Collins Children’s Books, Northern Rock Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund, John S Cohen Foundation. The Tiger Who Came to Tea (1986) © Judith Kerr.

WITHIN THE GLASS DOME

LINDEN ROAD ARTISTS

LESSONS IN LOVE

SARAH GOUDIE

4 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER

4 AUGUST - 1 SEPTEMBER

8 SEPTEMBER - 6 OCTOBER

8 SEPTEMBER - 6 OCTOBER

Sculptures created from vintage and contemporary objects composed to suggest a narrative. The pieces are inspired by events and emotions and combine the everyday with the world of the imagination.

Work in all mediums created by a Midlands based group includes large oil and acrylic paintings, small sculptural pieces, landscapes, abstracts and life drawings.

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

A personal exploration of the art of love in photography and sculpture, from Liverpool to Shanghai and back again.

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Midlands based artist Sarah Goudie presents drawings and sculptures on the theme of repair, searching for history through the body.


ART EVENTS REGULAR EVENTS GALLERY TOUR

Find out about the historic Art Gallery and Wolverhampton’s world renowned collections.

ARTFORUM

Artforum is the Gallery’s group for 14-25 year olds with an interest in art, creativity and galleries. Visit tinyurl.com/wagartforum

ART SPEAKING:

Audio described tours of exhibitions for people with visual impairment.

MEET ME AT WAG

A monthly discussion event raising interesting topics inspired by our collections. (Over 50s).

SOME KIND OF HAPPENING

THEATRE: PRIVATE LIVES

THURSDAY 26 JULY, 5.30PM - 8PM

THURSDAY 5 JULY, 7.30PM £15 / £12, booking required

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Join us for a counter-culture inspired ‘Happening’ with live music, spoken word, poetry and a chance to hear artist Marjolaine Ryley talk about her work with writer and curator Val Williams.

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

It’s the 1930s and a divorced couple are reunited while on honeymoon with their new spouses. A Heartbreak Theatre performance of the popular Noel Coward comedy.


Events aRE free and drop in unless stated To book please contact the venue or go online WWW.WOLVERHAMPTONART.ORG.UK

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

GALLERY TOUR

ARTFORUM

GALLERY TOUR

GALLERY TOUR

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY 4.30pm - 6.30PM

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 12PM

SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 12PM

GALLERY TOUR

ARTFORUM: SUMMER SPECIAL

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY SATURDAY 2 JUNE 12PM

ARTFORUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 4.30pm - 6.30PM

SATURDAY 7 JULY 12PM

ART SPEAKING: GARY HUME

ARTFORUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY SATURDAY 16 JUNE 1PM

ARTFORUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 4.30pm - 6.30PM

The Poetry Trio: Sunset and Starshine

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY 18 JULY 4.30pm - 6.30PM

ART SPEAKING: GROWING UP IN THE NEW AGE

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY SATURDAY 21 JULY 1PM

MEET ME AT WAG

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

Saturday 23 June 3pm Free admission with Retiring Collection

WEDNESDAY 25 JULY 11AM - 12PM

MEET ME AT WAG

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 11AM - 12PM

ARTFORUM: SUMMER SPECIAL

TUESDAY 31 JULY 2pm - 4PM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY TUESDAY 7 AUGUST 2pm - 4PM

ARTFORUM: SUMMER SPECIAL

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 2pm - 4 PM

ARTFORUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 4.30PM - 6.30PM

ART SPEAKING: ANTONY DONALDSON

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 1PM

ARTFORUM: SUMMER SPECIAL

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

TUESDAY 21 & 28 AUGUST 2pm - 4PM

MEET ME AT WAG

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 11AM - 12PM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

ARTFORUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 4.30pm - 6.30PM

ART SPEAKING: THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 1PM

ARTFORUM

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 4.30pm - 6.30PM

MEET ME AT WAG

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 11AM - 12PM


CRAFT EVENTS To book please contact the venue or go online WWW.WOLVERHAMPTONART.ORG.UK

TEXTILE GROUP

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 10AM - 12PM £3 per session An opportunity to meet likeminded people in a creative environment and swap knowledge and skills.

JUNE

JULY

AUG

GLASS JEWELLERY

TEXTILE DRAWING

FELT HATS

SATURDAY 16 JUNE 11AM - 3.30PM £29, BOOKING REQUIRED

WEDNESDAY 25 JULY 11AM - 4.30PM £25, BOOKING REQUIRED

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 10AM - 4PM £29, BOOKING REQUIRED

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

Use glass enamel, coloured glass frits and metal inclusions to create your own unique pieces of glass jewellery. All glass will be fired after the session for collection one week later.

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

Learn the skills and techniques to create your own pin and thread textile drawing. Make your own image, from drawing to plotting pins and threading your drawing.

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

Learn how to make a seamless felt hat with experienced feltmaker Chris Ryder. Create a hat to your own design using a resist.

CRAFT FAIR

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM SATURDAY 9 JUNE 11AM - 4PM

A sale of work by local makers including pottery, fabrics and jewellery in the historic surroundings of the Bantock family home.


LOCAL EVENTS To book please contact the venue or go online WWW.WOLVERHAMPTONART.ORG.UK

JUNE

JULY

AUG

SEPT

LUNCHTIME TALK: BRINGING THE LOCAL JAPANNING INDUSTRY TO BOOK

LUNCHTIME TALK: NOT A BED OF ROSES!

LUNCHTIME TALK: BOARD GAMES AND BOMB SHELTERS

LUNCHTIME TALK: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM TUESDAY 5 JUNE 12.30PM

BILSTON IN BLOOM GARDENING

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

8 & 22 June 2pm - 5pm

LOCAL HISTORY TALKS: WOLVERHAMPTON PUBS

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY FRIDAY 15 JUNE 2PM – 3PM

FINE ART & ANTIQUES VALUATION DAY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM THURSDAY 28 JUNE 11AM - 4PM £1 per item

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM TUESDAY 3 JULY 12.30Pm

FINE ART & ANTIQUES VALUATION DAY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM THURSDAY 19 JULY 11AM - 4PM £1 per item

LOCAL HISTORY TALK: A BLACK COUNTRY TIME MACHINE

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY FRIDAY 20 JULY 2PM - 3PM

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM TUESDAY 7 AUGUST 12.30PM

LOCAL HISTORY TALK: WOLVERHAMPTON RAGGED SCHOOL

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2PM - 3PM

TURNER SPORTS CAR RALLY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 11AM - 4PM

West Midlands Concert Band

1940s ROOM: OPEN DAYS

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

SUNDAY 9, 16, 23 & 30 SEPTEMBER 11AM - 5PM

LOCAL HISTORY TALK: WOMEN’S HOSPITAL SERVICES

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2PM - 3PM

FINE ART & ANTIQUES VALUATION DAYS

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 11AM - 4PM £1 per item

Sunday 22 July 2pm - 4pm

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

1940s WEEKEND

6 - 9 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 1 & SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 11AM - 5PM

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering access to places that are usually closed to the public. Go online for more details about guided tours of the venues, including free behind the scenes tour of the Art Gallery.

TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 12.30PM

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

VARIOUS CITY VENUES

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

A weekend of nostalgia with music, stalls, displays, activities and fun for all the family.

1940s CABARET EVENING

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM - 10PM £7.50, booking required An evening of delightful entertainment with music and humour - 1940s style.


FAMILY EVENTS JUNE JUBILEE PAPER BUNTING

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 12PM - 4PM

JUBILEE HEADWEAR

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 10.30AM - 12PM & 1.30pm - 3pm £2 per child, booking required

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

ONE 4 ALL FAMILY DAY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM SATURDAY 14 JULY 11AM - 4PM Family fun day in partnership with Wolverhampton Health Workers Fellowship with stalls, activities and entertainment.

GARDEN PARTY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

Wednesday 8 August 2pm - 5:30pm Enjoy lots of free craft activities including a chalk mural and creating giant flowers to decorate your own garden. Craftplay will be open for visitors aged 0-7 between 2 - 4pm. Refreshments for sale by Café Metro.

TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA PARTY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 1PM - 3PM

Finish the summer holidays with a lovely tea party with the hungry Tiger Who Came to Tea. Bring along your favourite toy to listen to stories and get involved in craft activities.

Wednesday 6 JUNE 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

CROWNING GLORY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

JUBILEE CRAFTS

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY THURSDAY 7 JUNE 12PM - 4PM

WACKY WIND SOCKS

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

SATURDAY 9 JUNE 11AM - 12.30PM & 1.30PM - 3PM £2 per child, booking required

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

SATURDAY 9 JUNE 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

BUMPS, BABIES, BREASTFEEDING AND A BOOGIE!

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM THURSDAY 21 JUNE 10AM - 3PM

THURSDAY 7 JUNE 10.30AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2.30PM £2 per child, booking required

JULY

COLOURFUL JEWELLERY

VENETIAN MASKS

THURSDAY 7 JUNE 10AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3.30PM £2 per child

MONDAY 30 JULY 12PM - 4PM

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

THURSDAY 7 JUNE 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

GLASS ETCHING

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

TUESDAY 31 JULY 10.30AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3PM £2 per child, booking required


Events aRE free and drop in and SUITABLE FOR AGES 5-12 unless stated Children must be accompanied by an adult at all timeS during events To book please contact the venue or go online www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

DRAWING WITH WIRE

SENSORY RAINSTICK

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 10AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3.30PM £2 per child

TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 12PM - 4PM

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 10.30am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

PIN TABLE WIZARD

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2.30PM £2 per child, booking required

AUG DRAWING WITH CLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY THURSDAY 2 AUGUST 10AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3.30PM £2 per child

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY FIESTA

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY MONDAY 6 AUGUST 12PM - 4PM

ANYONE FOR CROQUET?

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2.30PM £2 per child, booking required

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

VICTORIAN SCRAPBOOKS

BOARD GAME BONANZA

TEXTILE PICTURES

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2.30PM £2 per child, booking required

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY MONDAY 13 AUGUST 12PM - 4PM

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3PM £2 per child, booking required

PRINT YOUR OWN CURRENCY

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

PRINTED BOOKS

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3PM £2 per child, booking required

SALT DOUGH SCULPTURES

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 10AM – 12PM & 1.30PM – 3.30PM £2 per child, booking required

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

MONDAY 20 AUGUST 12PM - 4PM

THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

DRAWING WITH FELT

BOXING CLEVER

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1.30PM - 3PM £2 per child, booking required

THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2.30PM £2 per child, booking required

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 10.30am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 3pm 0-7 years, £2 per child, booking required.

1940S FASHION PARADE

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

THURSDAY 23 AUGUST 10.30AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2.30PM £2 per child, booking required

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FAMILY DISCOVERY family visits All WAVE venues are great places to have fun together as a family. A range of dedicated family facilities - from high chairs and delicious homemade food in our Café’s, to secure buggy parks and quiet areas for unwinding – means you don’t have to worry about a thing. There are always regular free drop in workshops and activity sessions so that your little ones leave with something more than a sticker (although you may get one of these too!). The family welcome extends beyond the building with outdoor areas suitable for family picnics, and play. At Bantock House Museum discover the nature trail, pitch and putt and latest edition to the Bantock family, Hamish the new Highland cow. Bilston’s friendly outdoor dragon and regular Garden Party celebrations are sure to delight and the Art Gallery is perfectly situated by St Peter’s Gardens offering an urban escape. Find all the information you’ll need to help plan your visit online - from events and exhibitions to travel and directions and opening times. And remember – all WAVE venues are free to visit.

REGULAR EVENTS Events are free, drop in and suitable for ages 5-12 unless stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during events. To book please contact the venue or go online www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk

ART CLUB

WOLVERHAMPTON ART GALLERY

SATURDAY 2 JUNE SATURDAY 7 JULY SATURDAY 4 AUGUST SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 11AM – 1PM A regular club for budding artists inspired by the exhibitions

ONCE UPON A TIME...

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM TUESDAY 5 JUNE TUESDAY 7 AUGUST TUESDAY 14 AUGUST TUESDAY 21 AUGUST TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 11.15AM - 12PM

Regular storytelling and craft activities.

CRAFTPLAY

Craftplay is our unique early years creative play project. Join one of our friendly sessions to talk, make and play. For 0-7 years unless otherwise stated. £2 per child, booking required.

CRAFTPLAY

BANTOCK HOUSE MUSEUM

second Friday of the month 10.30am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 3pm

CRAFTPLAY EXPLORERS

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY Tuesdays 10am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 3pm

For 0-4 years. Come along regularly and make the most of our creative learning environment with your child.

CRAFTPLAY

BILSTON CRAFT GALLERY

First & third Saturday of the month 11am - 12.30pm & 1.30PM - 3pm

Check the family events page for special holiday workshops

WAVE Exhibitions & Events June - September  

Exhibitions & Events leaflet June - September for Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bantock House Museum and City Archives

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