Half Term : Cultural Olympiad

AddressCaphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton,
AtNational Coal Mining Museum for England
CountyWest Yorkshire (GB145)

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton,
National Coal Mining Museum for England
West Yorkshire (GB145)
Tel 2017-10-21
Categoria Events

Half Term : Cultural Olympiad @ Pit. At the National Coal Mining Museum, we've got great ideas for all the family this October Half Term. Why not make a day of it and visit us for one of our unique events and join in an activity. The Cultural Olympiad is coming October 21st - October 29th Celebrate the role of the National Coal Board (NCB) and the arts and culture of the mining community. Some of the ways the NCB improved welfare for mining communities > higher education opportunities > creative / leisure / cultural activities at miners' institutes > Coal News magazine celebrated all aspects of mining and commissioned artists to record different areas of mining life WHAT'S ON EACH DAY DURING HALF TERM Saturday 21st October Rag Ruggers demonstration FREE Science Show Sunday 22nd October FREE Science Show Monday 23rd October FREE family crafts Meet our living history characters Peggy and Charlie Tuesday 24th October FREE Printing Workshops @ 11.30am,1.30pm,3.00pm Book your places on 01924 848806.

Booking essential. Work with ex-miner and artist Dave Wilders to do some mono print making inspired by mining landscapes and memories. Children 7+ Wednesday 25th October FREE family crafts Conservation demos with Graham our conservator at Hope Store Blacksmiths demos all day at the Blacksmith's Forge, Hope Workshop Thursday 26th October FREE family crafts Meet our living history characters Peggy and Charlie Meet the horsekeepers and ponies at the stables and see how they would have been prepared for an annual horse show. Behind the Scenes tour of the Art Collection with curator Imogen Holmes-Roe. Book on 01924 848806. Meet photographer Ian Beesley and his BIG BIG CAMERA on loan from Gallery Oldham Friday 27th October FREE family crafts Something Nasty in the Coalshed : free spooky storytelling in Parkinson's Yard Saturday 28th October Something Nasty in the Coalshed : free spooky storytelling in Parkinson's Yard Lantern Trail & Fireworks Display Sponsored family friendly mile walk in aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. Wind your way through the Nature Trail with miners' lanterns, fairy lights and a few surprises along the way. Fireworks finale. Book tickets on 01484 411040. Sunday 29th October FREE Big Draw Workshops One hour workshops to help create a mural celebrating the museum and the local area today, while also commemorating and celebrating memories from the past. With illustrator Nick Ellwood who created the illustrations for our latest exhibition 'By the People, For the People'. Book your FREE places on 01924 848806. Something Nasty in the Coalshed : free spooky storytelling in Parkinson's Yard Poetry Underground Join the Coalshed Poets on special underground tours when they will be sharing their mining folk tales and poetry. Limited places. See the daily What's On sheet in reception for full details of what's on around the Museum. Plus for the more inquisitive, why not surprise yourself... Visit our By the People, For the People Exhibition, in the special exhibition gallery with interactive displays and original illustrations by Nick Ellwood. Visit an exhibition of the work of Sakubei Yamamoto Japanese miner artist in the new Community Art Space. Take an underground tour 140m below the surface with an ex-miner as your own personal tour guide and discover a world beneath your feet. Learn more about the museum's galleries and original colliery buildings. Marvel at the Furnace Shaft - dare you walk over the 140m shaft? Visit our pit ponies Eric, Ernie and Bud and Clydesdale Finn in the stables. Explore the museum's nature trail and see what creatures big and small you can find. Family activity trails available from Reception. Download our free app iSPY Explore and see if you can find all the items around the Museum.

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