“Learn to Paint with Wool” - Beginners Class Using Merino wool tops, silks and other interesting fibres. You will have the opportunity to create wet felt artworks. Other techniques will also be shown, such as needle felting embellishment.
*ALL SATURDAYS: 20 July | 10 August | 14 September | 16 November | 7 December*
£40pp (£10 non-refundable deposit) | All materials included Small group sizes (6 per workshop) | 1-4pm Book direct: email@example.com | 07925 064571
TWO sessions: 11am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 2.30pm | Drop-in | FREE
A selection of craft and interactive activities inspired by the Festival of Archaeology (Council for British Archaeology) to keep the kids entertained.
11am - 12.30pm | Drop-in | FREE
A collection of craft and interactive activities inspired by the Festival of Archaeology to keep the kids entertained.
Historically, Lymington and its surroundings have been home to numerous PLANT NURSERIES AND MARKET GARDENS. There are two reasons for this, the mild climate and the good light intensity. This is because the Isle of Wight shields it from cloud cover and the light gets reflected from the sea!
St Barbe holds a large collection of photographs and artifacts illustrating both nurseries that have since disappeared and ones that are still flourishing after years in business. We will be looking at these records and focussing in particular on Everton Nurseries founded in 1922 and now a garden centre, Pinetops Nurseries supplies of potted plants to the trade which was founded in 1959, Efford Experimental Horticultural Station which ran from 1953-2004 and carried out valuable research into growing conditions for plants and the use of land army girls to cultivate and gather crops during the Second World War.
Please drop in between 2-4pm for tea and a chat about times gone by | FREE
2-4pm | McCarthy Room | Drop-in | FREE
For anyone interested in knitting or crochet, come along with your own work or join us as we create signal flags and a knitted nativity scene for Christmas.
SECOND TUESDAY each month: 10 Sept | 8 Oct | 12 Nov | 10 Dec
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST | Two sessions 11am-12.30pm & 1pm-2.30pm | Drop In | FREE
A selection of craft and interactive activities (different each day) inspired by our summer exhibition to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer break.
Is your child apprehensive about moving up to a new year group or school? If so this will be a really nurturing and fun session to support them in learning to manage their anxiety and boost their confidence and self-esteem. Children will learn through games, breathing, massage, affirmations and mindfulness/visualisation and more. Relax Kids New Forest wants every child to feel ready and this is a great way to feel calmer and more confident ready for the new school year head.
Please feel free to bring a snuggly blanket for the last past of the session and wear comfy clothes to move in.
Suitable for children aged 5-10.
Book direct with firstname.lastname@example.org
Neo-Romantic art flourished in Britain from the 1920s to the 1950s. It was inspired by a particularly British strain of Romantic art that looked back to Turner, Blake and Samuel Palmer.
This exhibition is drawn from a remarkable private collection developed by Nicolas and Frances McDowall since the 1950s. It will feature around 60 works by artists associated with the movement including Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.
Image: Graham Rigby, Figures with Boat, Brittany. Courtesy of Goldmark Gallery.
One hundred years ago, John Howlett changed the name of his engineering company to Wellworthy Ltd. By the 1970s, Wellworthy employed 1,800 people in Lymington and had 5,000 employees overall working in factories in Lymington, Ringwood, Salisbury, Weymouth and Bridgwater.
This exhibition celebrates that anniversary, exploring the history and impact of the company through objects, photographs and oral history interviews collected from past employees.
General Pringle Taylor, KH, (1796-1884) was a British Army officer. His career spanned more than sixty years and included service in India, Africa, Great Britain and the West Indies. He also engaged in a long-running dispute with the military authorities. After his marriage, the family home was in Pennington, and he is buried in St Mark’s churchyard.
Talks are held at Lymington Baptist Church, opposite St Barbe Museum. Doors opens at 7pm and talk starts at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Members free, guests £5
Patrons and Friends of St Barbe are invited to a private evening Reception 6:30-8:00 pm in Palace House, Beaulieu. Refreshments will be served from the Palace House kitchen. The House and Gardens will be open to view, including an exhibition of the art and craft work of Lord Montagu’s mother, Belinda, Lady Montagu.
Tickets are available to Patrons and Friends of St Barbe at £15.00 per person.
Additional tickets can be purchased for up to two guests per Patron or Friend.
This event is not open to members of the public.
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery is hosting an open weekend INSPIRE Weekend to coincide with Heritage Open Days (which is a National initiative) where the museum and galleries will be FREE ENTRY all weekend for visitors to come in, explore, engage and find out more.
Click for full programme of activities over the two days including:
- Live music, acoustic/jazz
- Hand on arts and crafts sessions
- Family & childrens activities
- Costumed characters from the museum
- Gallery tours with our curator
- Museum insights with our director
- Plus a few surprises!
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Come and enjoy all St Barbe has to offer, a thriving cultural hub with heritage talks, artist workshops, the old school café and a delightful giftshop.
Sat 10am to 5pm | Sun 10am to 4pm
Speaker: Rick Stafford, Bournemouth University:
What can I do to help the planet?
You have heard of climate change and may know that we are losing more and more species of plants and animals every day. You have also probably seen rubbish left on the beach or on nature reserves and know the effects this can have on animals.
Can you help save the planet? This will help you learn how you CAN make a difference.
Drop-in | FREE as part of the Inspire Weekend
Inspirational talks for children by speakers passionate about their subjects
Book in for Monday and Tuesday if you are a beginner, Tuesday and Wednesday if you are a returning student, or all three if you are really keen!
On day one you will look at tools and the marks they can make and how to use them to create tones. The next two days will give you ample time to engrave your own image onto wood. Suitable for those with some drawing experience. All materials provided.
Back by popular demand, Peter Brown illustrates The Feather Report, a weekly column in The Times newspaper & still finds time to come to St Barbe to teach and pass on his expertise.
£100 - 2 days | £150 - 3 days
Limited Places | Please phone 01590 676969 to book
Thursdays 3, 10 & 17 October | 10.15-11.45am | £35 for all 3 sessions | Limited spaces
Throughout these three-week courses, you will be free to use your own creative ideas based around a theme of your choice.
The aim of this group is primarily to get together with likeminded people, share ideas and encourage each other whilst working on our own projects. Although Kirsty will be around to offer advice, support and demonstrations, it is not a tutor-led group. Materials not provided.
To book a place or find out more please email email@example.com or call 07703002950
Second Tuesday each month 2-4pm | Drop-in | FREE
For anyone interested in knitting or crochet, come along with your own work or join us as we make blankets for Linden House, dedicated to dementia care.
Next one: 12 November | 10 December
10.30am-4pm | £75 per workshop | Limited places
Using merino wool tops, silks and other interesting fibres, you will have the opportunity to create two wet-felted artworks. You will also have the chance of working on needle felting embellishments. Intermediate level, for those with some experience of making felt.
All materials supplied | To book a place or find out more, please call 01425 617651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (1 hour lunch break - lunch not included)
11.00-12.00 | Drop-In | £2.50
Speaker: Cathy Cook, Project Coordinator, The Schools Energy Project. Do you want to be an energy detective? This session, led by Cathy Cook, will take you through a journey to find out how we can literally see where energy is used and where it is being wasted. Cathy runs The Schools Energy Project and helps schools and families to be greener by saving energy.
More information about the MC2 Club HERE
2-4pm | Drop-in | FREE
A chance for older residents to look at photographs and objects and share their memories of times gone by. Bring your friends and join us for a cup of tea and a chat
Two sessions: 10.30am-12.00pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm | Drop-In | FREE
BUZZ DAY: Learn some interesting and quirky facts about bats, such as how do bats see in the dark, what vampire bats feed on and much more. The take home your own research project to impress your Science Teacher!
Please note, in order for the children to get the best from our activity places are limited to 10 children plus one adult per child - allocated on a first come first served basis. If all spaces are taken in the morning you will have the opportunity reserve a place for the afternoon session - however we will always keep some spaces available for drop-in.
Entries at Reception 12.30-1pm | Winner announced at 1.45pm | FREE
The first, scariest and yummiest St Barbe Bake Off Competition with a Halloween theme! We challenge all children to bring in their scariest culinary creations. In order to participate one adult responsible for you must fill in the Registration Form, available HERE.
Following on from our Neo-Romantic show this exhibition explores what Romantic art might look like at the beginning of the 21st century.
We have invited a diverse group of artists who see themselves as continuing this great tradition in British art.
This includes: Graham Arnold, Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, Chirs Bucklow, Julian Cooper, Alex Faulkner, Alice Kettle, Christopher Le Brun, Ffiona Lewis, Fiona McIntyre, Annie Overden, Julian Perry, Alan Rankle, George Rowlett and David Tress.
Image: Julian Opie, River 4. 2017. Inkjet face mounted on acrylic.