Sunday, 22 May 2016

House, cave and castle: public event

a Bates Panorama

Up your street
join us on
Thursday 2nd June
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

2,000 years of Buxton life is built into our streets, streets full of secrets and stories, treasures, trees - and houses. Inspired by the Bates Panoramic Prints of Buxton scenes, on Thursday 2nd June, at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery we’ll be making the pop-up streets of Buxton.Buxton has a legacy of bildings and relics from cave dwellings in the hills to lost Roman settlements and medieval farms. There is the 16th Century Old Hall and the spectacular Georgian sweep of the Crescent Hotel. But this is a town, the home of thousands of people and those domestic houses are valuable too.

there might be some wild imaginations here....
So join us at the museum to make your own house as a card-sculpture and help us build the streets of the Buxton 

You might make your own your house as it is now. It might be your house once upon a time. It might even be the house you wished you lived in (palaces?, caves?, castles, we can acommodate them all!). And if you are a visitor - that's all right, we'll offer you a Buxton house (or cave or castle or mansion) to occupy.

we have adventurous Gardens, too

Understanding a town is as much about feelings and stories as architecture so on this exciting day we’ll mix all three

During a session, visitors can make their own pop-up building and add it to our long streets of Buxton panoramas – and then then take them home at the end of the session as a reminder of the Buxton you (might) live in!

Practical points:

Date: Thursday 2nd June 2016
Times: there will be two sessions to choose from 10am  - 12noon and 1- 3pm
Venue: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Rd, Buxton, SK17 6DA

Cost: this workshop is free and materials are provided
Bookings: you don’t need to book a place, just come along and join in but last new entries will be at 11.30 and 2.30

For more information email: or tel: 01629 533540.

This event is one of a series supporting the Museum’s Collections in theLandscape project. This project is expanding public access to the Museum’s Collections both in the museum by redeveloping the Wonders of the Peak Gallery ad through school and public activities and enabling access to the Collections through virtual resources

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