2018 Events Programme

Unless otherwise shown, please contact us on 01242 237 431 or at artgallery@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk for more information or to reserve spaces.

NEW! Mini Movers and Makers

On Sale Now!

Mini Movers and Makers is the new fun and engaging programme for Under 5’s and their families that combines physical activity, natural play and creativity! The entire programme ensures that there is something every day of the week across The Cheltenham Trust sites. Contact us for tickets or find out more on our Facebook Page @MiniMoversandMakers


Creative Breakfasts at the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum

Future Events:

TBA


Tickets and more information can be found here


Art Explorers After School Club

Wednesdays; Weekly (term-time only) | 3.45 - 5.15pm | £5.50 or £4.75 discounted (see below) | 8 - 12 years

Calling all young artists! Do you want to develop your artistic skills and have fun while doing it? This weekly after-school workshop is led by an experienced Arts Award practitioner and will help you build towards Arts Award Discover.

Limited spaces, so booking advised.

Book a term (six weeks) to get a discounted rate for each session.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Wednesday Crafty Fun

Wednesdays; 30/05/18 | 10.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30 - 3.30pm | £3 | Suitable for all the family

Each of these drop-in sessions has a different craft activity to learn. Combine this with painting, and drawing animals and artefacts from the museum collection. Suitable for a variety of skill levels, and a tactile experience for young artists. Be prepared to get involved and messy!

Drop-in, no pre-booking required.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Be Creative

Monthly, Second Thursday | 10am - 12pm | £10 | 60+ years

Join our monthly art club for beginners and improvers. Take part in taster-workshops delivered by our friendly and professional tutors, and seek advice on your own practice. A variety of different media will be explored, such as printmaking and painting.


Be Creative
is a great opportunity to socialise and discuss your own artistic development, and your voice is important.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Arty Sunday!

Monthly, Last Sunday | 11am - 1pm | £3 | 3+ years

Our monthly family Arty Sundays are the perfect way for you and your little ones to explore your creative side. Each session follows a theme and offers a variety of tactile and fun processes to try. Arty Sunday! Runs throughout the year.

Tickets and more information can be found here


The Guided Tour of The Wilson

 | 2pm | £5 per person

Join one of our knowledgeable gallery guides for a fascinating 45 - 60 minute introductory tour of The Wilson’s collections including fine art, local history, arts and crafts and the Wilson family.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Guided Tour of the Arts & Crafts Movement Gallery

 | 2pm | £5 per person

Discover the story of this influential international design movement through a 45 - 60 minute tour of The Wilson’s Arts Council designated collection led by experienced volunteer guide Dave Walton or one of our knowledgeable gallery guides.

Tickets and more information can be found here



Real or Fake? A Pewter Controversy!

Thursday 19/04/18 | 6pm | £12, £10 conc; carers go free
Talk 6 - 6.45pm, Refreshments 6.45 - 7.45pm
Max. capacity is 15

Part of A Window into The Wilson's 'Star Object' series. The Wilson holds a fine collection of 17th and 18th century pewter, given by Cheltenham antiques dealer, Bertie Isher. One piece has long been considered a clever 20th century fake – but discover the new evidence that shows that it may in fact date back to 1660. Price includes glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles.

Booking is essential.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Needle Felting with Furzie: Felt a Frog

Saturday 21/04/18 | 10am - 4.30pm | £55
Max. capacity is 12

The fourth needle felting workshop delivered by acclaimed artist Furzie. In this session, learn new skills and create a beautiful felted animal, ideal for your own home or a gift for a loved one. Due to overwhelming demand for our previous workshop (Felt a Hare), you may also choose to felt a beautiful Hare at this session!

This workshop series invites you to learn technical needle felting skills. Develop the structure and character of your piece under expert guidance using precise tools, enjoying the humour and satisfaction of the felting process.

Spaces are limited, booking essential.

Materials provided. Best for beginners and improvers.

Tickets and more information can be found here


Jurassic Geology: Fantastic Fossils

Thursday 17/05/18 | 6pm | £12, £10 conc; carers go free
Talk 6 - 6.45pm, Refreshments 6.45 - 7.45pm
Max. capacity is 15

Part of A Window into The Wilson’s ‘Star Object’ series. With fossils from the collections come on a journey to discover what Gloucestershire would have been like millions of years ago when it was all under the sea. Price includes a glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles.

Booking is essential. 

Tickets and more information can be found here


Wilson's Wonderful Watercolours

Thursday 14/06/18 | 6pm | £12, £10 conc; carers go free
Max. capacity is 50

A talk by Dr. David Wilson, great nephew of artist and Antarctic explorer Edward Adrian Wilson, to accompany the display of a selection of Wilson’s watercolours in A Window into The Wilson. Part of our ‘Star Object’ talk series. Price includes glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles.

Booking is essential. 

Tickets and more information can be found here


A Beautiful Book! William Morris's Kelmscott

Thursday 19/07/18 | 6pm | £12, £10 conc; carers go free
Talk 6 - 6.45pm, Refreshments 6.45 - 7.45pm
Max. capacity is 15

Discover the story behind William Morris’s last masterpiece, the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, and his collaboration with his great friends Emery Walker, who helped him set up his Kelmscott Press, and Edward Burne-Jones, who provided 87 illustrations for the book. Part of our ‘Star Object’ talk series. Price includes glass of wine or soft drink and nibbles.

Booking is essential. 

Tickets and more information can be found here



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Open Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm. Thursday 9.30am – 7.45pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm.
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

THE WILSON
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431
www.thewilson.org.uk