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October – December 2018

Lunchtime Concert Music
October 3, 2018 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
Music of the Georgian Theatre @ The Holburne Museum
Experience the music of the Georgian stage! Florentine Arts Ensemble present an invigorating programme of music that explores the challenges faced by 18th-century performing artists.  Discover the public’s attitude toward music and the theatre, and the development of what became...
Adults Learning Workshop
October 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Creativity and Wellbeing Coffee Morning  @ The Holburne Museum
Celebrating World Mental Health Day FREE DROP IN EVENT Come for coffee, cake and a chat! Enjoy a friendly guided tour around the museum as well as beautiful creative activities. For further info: l.campion@holburne.org . Complete list of World Mental Health...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Autumn Inspiration FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. There is also the...
Featured Music
October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Vive la Différence   @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for a lively evening of song celebrating the musical and poetic traditions of 20th-century Germany, France and Britain. Richard Frewer and David Price explore German, French and English song at the beginning of the 20th century. Richard Strauss,...
Adults Workshop
October 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Shakespeare Masterclass  @ The Holburne Museum
Join actor Mark McGann, star of West-end shows Lennon (1982) and Up On the Roof (1987), and two-time Olivier Award nominee, for this one-day intensive Shakespeare Masterclass. Mark’s lauded Screen and Stage Masterclasses have proven popular throughout the UK and...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Workshop: Miss Tanner's Travel Journal @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Sunday 21 October, 11-1pm FAMILY WORKSHOP Miss Tanner’s Travel Journal Come and be inspired by intrepid Victorian traveller, Miss Tanner, who collected an eclectic range of treasures on her travels to Persia. Create a beautiful fabric-covered journal using the artefacts...
Exhibition Lunchtime Talk Talk
October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Naturalism and Nationalism @ The Holburne Museum
Explore Gainsborough’s remarkable portraits of theatrical men and women in this engaging talk with curator Sue Sloman. Discover the hidden patriotic undercurrents in these works and learn about how the naturalism of Gainsborough’s way of painting, and Garrick’s style of...
Exhibition Music
October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Immerse yourself in an eclectic programme of pop-up talks, art demos, installations, performances, DJ-sets and cocktails. All Up Lates are specially curated by student talent and arts practitioners from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. Special Event: Theatre Revisited...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Family Drop-Ins: Spooky Stage Sets @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Museums Week FREE HOLIDAY DROP-INS Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm Spooky Stage Sets Make a mini stage-set complete with ghastly ghouls and scary skeletons. Then have hours of fun creating your own plays at home. Halloween...
Learning Young People
Art Masterclass - The Art of Expressive Drawing -FULLY BOOKED @ The Gardener's Lodge | North East Somerset | England | United Kingdom
Tuesday 30 October, 11am- 4pm NOW FULLY BOOKED The Art of Expressive Drawing £30 (all materials included) – maximum 10 places Enjoy a day of looking at and drawing from the Gainsborough and the Theatre exhibition. Learn how to tell...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 30, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Family Drop-Ins: Spooky Stage Sets @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Museums Week FREE HOLIDAY DROP-INS Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm Spooky Stage Sets Make a mini stage-set complete with ghastly ghouls and scary skeletons. Then have hours of fun creating your own plays at home. Halloween...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Family Drop-Ins: Spooky Stage Sets @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Museums Week FREE HOLIDAY DROP-INS Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm Spooky Stage Sets Make a mini stage-set complete with ghastly ghouls and scary skeletons. Then have hours of fun creating your own plays at home. Halloween...
Families Family Workshops Learning
October 31, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free Family Drop-Ins: Spooky Stage Sets @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Museums Week FREE HOLIDAY DROP-INS Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm Spooky Stage Sets Make a mini stage-set complete with ghastly ghouls and scary skeletons. Then have hours of fun creating your own plays at home. Halloween...
Lunchtime Concert Music
October 31, 2018 @ 2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
The Rage for Music @ The Holburne Museum
Experience the music mania of 18th-century Britain! Fashionable fortepiano music was all the rage during this period as the rising middle classes shared in the finer things in life – delicate china, fine silks, polite conversation and music. Join Helen...
Exhibition Workshop
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Mirror Mirror @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy a rigorous portrait-drawing class with renowned artist, Saied Dai. Inspired by Gainsborough & the Theatre this workshop is designed for those looking to establish a firm and intelligent foundation in drawing for a lifetime of creative practice. View Gainsborough’s...
Evening Lecture Exhibition Talk
November 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rendez-vous with Rodin @ The Holburne Museum
Enjoy two talks for the price of one as we celebrate our exciting new display, Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment. Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker: Revolutionizing Modern Art It is hard to believe that Rodin’s most famous sculpture,The Thinker, began life as...
Families Family Workshops Learning
November 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Natural Portraits FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. 10 November NOW FULLY...
Exhibition Music
November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thomas Gainsborough’s Musical Friends @ The Holburne Museum
Join Capella as they explore the musical world of Thomas Gainsborough. Famed for his portraits, Gainsborough was also a keen amateur musician and played the viola da gamba. In this illustrated concert, hear Capella perform pieces by Gainsborough’s musical friends...
Exhibition Workshop
November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Inner Life of Stone @ The Holburne Museum
Taking a lead from a poem by Rilke (who was Rodin’s assistant and mentee) this creative workshop will look, listen and experiment with ways in which sculpture can ‘speak to’ writers. We will be informed and stimulated by a fine...
Learning Young People
November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Masterclass - Drawing on the Past @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
Sunday 18 November, 11am-4pm £38 (all materials & life model included) – maximum 10 places Drawing on the Past Create dramatic drawings inspired by the great Rodin. Make a series of studies in the exhibition Rodin: rethinking the fragment which...
Talk Tea-time Talk
November 21, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
What’s a University for? @ The Holburne Museum
In a world of Google and open learning, what’s a University for? What’s special about learning from academics? And, is it really worth the money? Join Sue Rigby as she unpacks this controversial debate through the (perhaps) biased perspective of...
Families Family Workshops Learning
November 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Room with a View- FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | England | United Kingdom
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. 24 November Room with...
Adults Exhibition Featured
November 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A  Very Georgian Soirée @ The Holburne Museum
For one night only, immerse yourself in the colourful world of the Sydney Hotel, the Holburne’s original manifestation in the late 1700s* and experience an eclectic mix of live music, dance and card games in our galleries. Sample gin cocktails...
Music
November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Classical Vienna @ The Holburne Museum
Immerse yourself in the enchanting fortepiano and guitar duets of the 18th- and 19th-century salon. Enjoy the expressive tone and lightness of sound created by the Viennese fortepiano, and matched in beauty by the guitar, as Gary Branch and James...
Exhibition Music
November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holburne Up Late @ The Holburne Museum
Immerse yourself in an eclectic programme of pop-up talks, art demos, installations, performances, DJ-sets and cocktails. All Up Lates are specially curated by student talent and arts practitioners from Bath Spa University and the University of Bath. Special Event: Textile Treasures...
Families Family Workshops
December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Family Event: Pantomime Season - Oh yes it is!
Saturday 1 December, 12 noon – 4pm FREE Enjoy an afternoon of pantomime-themed Christmas creativity. Make a fairy godmother for your tree, a Peter Pan snow globe and a Cinderella’s carriage table decoration. Come…and all your wishes will come true!
Adults Workshop
December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Festive Felt @ The Holburne Museum
Handcraft a festive felt decoration for your tree or as a special Christmas gift. Learn how to make a Scandinavian-inspired ornament using a selection of felts, embroidery techniques, and seasonal fastenings.
Film
December 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Bigger Splash  @ The Holburne Museum
Join us for a screening of Jack Hazan’s ground-breaking 1974 biopic of David Hockney (cert 18). Taking its title from Hockney’s most famous Californian swimming pool painting, this film tells the story of how Hockney was left struggling to paint...
Families Family Workshops Learning
December 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Art Club - Winter Wonderland - FULLY BOOKED @ The Holburne Museum | United Kingdom
A fortnightly workshop (term-time, excluding bank holidays) for aspiring young artists. Expand your skills and discover new techniques, exploring the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with our experienced artists, creating something special to take home. 8 December Winter Wonderland...