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Events

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All events are in the Axminster Heritage Centre unless stated otherwise

REGULAR EVENTS

Movies on Mondays

Last Monday of each month at 2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)

Tickets: £5 (please book in advance)

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207

Sorry to miss one of the films? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


By the Loom

A hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome, beginners and the more expert.

Where & When:

The Pavillion Dalwood, Second Friday of the month;

10.30 – 3.00 pm

The Gallery, Last Friday of the month; 10 am – 1.00 pm  Cost: £3

More info: 01404 831207


Time for Tea

Enjoy tea and cakes in the company of other locals. There’s often a talk on a topic of interest to entertain you

When: 2.00 – 3.30 pm; Second Tuesdays of the month

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

More info: 01404 831207


Axminster Historical Society

Talks on local and general history by speakers with a range of interests

When: 7.30 pm; First Wednesday of each month Oct – April

Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room

Members free, guests £2  More info: 01297 32631


Guided Tours

Would you like a personal guided tour of the Centre?
40 minute duration; Maximum 6 in a group
When: Available 7 days a week (Schools on Mondays)
Cost: No charge but donations welcome
Pre-booked refreshments available
More info: Contact Buildings Manager, Stuart Courtman, on 01297 639884

Please let us know of any specific part of our Collection that interests you.


CALENDAR

Our proposed programme for 2018 is as follows (more details nearer the event):

February


Friday 16th February

Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners

Come and have a go at the art of Calligraphy. This is an absorbing craft and has many uses. Learn how to use the pens and have a go at forming letters.
with Gina Youens
in the Bradshaw Room
10am – 1pm £15

Spaces are limited so please call 01223 871327 or 07703246481 to book a place.


Monday 26th   Film ‘Their Finest’
2 pm (doors open 1.30 pm)
Tickets: £4 (please book in advance)
Where: Bradshaw Meeting Room
More info: 01404 831207
Sorry to miss one of the films? You can hire it from the AHC – £3 for a week’s hire.


March
Monday 5th
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake
Bradshaw Room 2pm £4


Wednesday 7th March
Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room
Exeter’s Cathedral Yard Fire & Its Ancient Buildings – Todd Gray. On 28 October 2016 Todd Gray, local historian, was in Cathedral Yard watching in despair as flames spread across the Royal Clarence Hotel.  More than 150 fire-fighters, police and ambulance crews filled Cathedral Green, the most prominent part of Exeter city. Todd will tell us more of these architecturally significant buildings, shops and merchant’s houses, one at least of which was built in about 1500 or earlier.


Saturday 10th March

Loot from the Loft – 50:50 charity auction
Venue: Atkins Auctions, Axminster
Starts 11.00

TV’s Graham Barton holding the gavel
Look out your unwanted, quality items for this special auction.
Come along on the day and bid for bargains!
Funds raised from lots will be divided equally between sellers and Axminster Heritage.


Saturday 10th
Calligaraphy with Gina Youens
Bradshaw Room, 10am-1pm

Friday 9th
‘Wet Felting’ Workshop
Dalwood Village Hall, 10am-3pm £15

Tuesday 13th
Time for Tea: A Spring Garden” a talk by Liz Stonex
Bradshaw Room 2pm £3

Monday 26th
Movies on Monday: “Loving Vincent” (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

April
Monday 2nd
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm £4

Thursday 5th
Children’s Workshop: Easter Bunting
Church Rooms, 1pm-3pm Free

Friday 6th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm £3

Tuesday 10th
Time for Tea: Illustrated talk on Norway by John Faulks
Bradshaw Room 2pm £3

Saturday 21st
Knitting and Crochet Workshop
Bradshaw Room 10.30-12.30 £3

Friday 27th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm £3

Monday 30th
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm £5

May


Wednesday 2nd
Axminster Historical Society – 7.30pm in the Bradshaw Room
Away from the Western Front – Robin Clutterbuck. While the British, French and German armies struggled in trenches on the Western Front, the post-war world was being shaped elsewhere. Many men from East Devon including Axminster fought in the battlefields of the Middle East including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine and Syria; Italy and Africa. Robin, National Coordinator of this project, will tell us of the experience and impact of these campaigns.


Tuesday 8th
Time for Tea: Illustrated talk Legacy to the Landscape by Ruth Worsley
Bradshaw Room 2pm £3

Friday 11th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm £3

Saturday 12rth
Craft: ‘Illustrated Letters’ with Gina Youens
Bradshaw Room, 10am-1pm £15

Monday 21st
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm £5

Friday 25th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm £3

Thursday 31st
Children’s Workshop: ‘Learn to Weave’
Minster Green, 10.30-12.30 Free

June
Monday 4th
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 8th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm

Tuesday 12th
Time for Tea: Cart Horses to Computers, a story of farming in East Devon Illustrated talk  by Colin Pady
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Saturday 23rd
Craft Activity at Axe Vale Show
Floral Marquee
Sunday 24th

Monday 25th
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 29th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm

July
Monday 2nd
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Tuesday 10th
Time for Tea: Music/Songs to Share
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 13th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm

Saturday 21st
Craft: Dry Felting Create a Felted Landscape with Rosie James
Bradshaw Room, 10am-2pm

Thursday 26th
Children’s Workshop
Minster Green, 10.30-12.30

Friday 27th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm

Monday 30th
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

August
Monday 6th
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 10th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm

Tuesday 14th
Time for Tea: The Civil War – what they wore
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Thursday 16th
Children’s Workshop: ‘sword fighting’
Minster Green, 10.30-12.30

Monday 20th
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 24th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm

September
Monday 3rd
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Tuesday 11th
Time for Tea (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 14th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm

Monday 24th
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 28th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm

Saturday 29th
Craft: Machine Embroidery
Bradshaw Room, 10am-3pm

October
Monday 1st
Reflex Drawing with Marie Blake (tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Tuesday 9th
Time for Tea: Talk  on Cider Making
Bradshaw Room 2pm

Friday 12th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Dalwood Pavilion, 10.30am-3pm

Saturday 20th
Craft activity (tbc)
Bradshaw Room

Friday 26th
By the Loom (spinning/weaving)
Bradshaw Room 10.30am-3pm

Saturday 27th
Late Night Opening at the Heritage Centre Preview of the re-designed space
Details to follow

Monday 29th
Movies on Monday (film tbc)
Bradshaw Room 2pm

November
Tuesday 13th
Time for Tea: Toys for Boys – Riley cars 1927-1940 – Illustrated talk by Ian Gladstone
Bradshaw Room 2pm

 


The Gallery is now Closed for Winter

We will be re-opening Easter 2018

Contact

Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
Axminster
Devon
EX13 5AH
01297 639884

info@axminsterheritage.org

Bradshaw Room

Bookings

07958 544694

info@axminsterheritage.org


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