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					                                             What’s On – Brighton & Hove Museums
                                                                     Jan-Apr 2010

What’s On – Brighton & Hove Museums
January – April 2010

Welcome

Find out what’s on this season at Brighton & Hove Museums.

      Early Years
      Families
      Exhibitions
      Events
      Venue Information

Visit our websites for further information
www.brighton-hove-museums.org.uk
www.brighton-hove-pavilion.org.uk

How to book

You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902,
or in person at the venue where the event takes place (except Brighton
Museum events where tickets are sold at the Royal Pavilion shop).

Selected events are now available to book online at www.brighton-hove-
rpml.org.uk

A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events.

Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event
may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.

Please note
At the Early Years and Families events all children must be accompanied by
their parent or guardian. At the activities for children 8 years and over
children will be under the supervision of a tutor.




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EARLY YEARS


Early Years 2 to 5

Early Years sessions include art activities, a museum expedition, a story and
handling some museum objects. These sessions are for 2-5 year olds only.
Tickets are £4.50 in advance. See the booking page for more information on
how to book.

Brighton Museum
Tuesdays
10.30am-12pm

5 January
Dragons

19 January
Clay Day

2 February
Africa

9 March
Pavilions

23 March
Hats

27 April
Puppets

Hove Museum
Tuesdays
1-2.30pm

12 January
Printing

26 January
Washday

2 February
India

2 March
Dino Day

16 March
China


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30 March
Precious

20 April
Blooms

Booth Museum
Fridays
10.30am-12pm

8 January
Elmer and Friends

22 January
Ugly Bug Ball

5 February
Rainbows

26 February
Funny Bones

12 March
Spring

26 March
Feathered Friends

30 April
Eggstravaganza

Children’s Festival April 2010
As part of this year’s Children’s Festival we will be running free, drop-in art
and craft workshops for 2–5 year olds at the museums on the theme of
‘transformation’. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All workshops
run from 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm.

Brighton Museum
Mask workshop
Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15, Friday 16 April

Hove Museum
Moving Pictures workshop
Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 April

Booth Museum
Butterfly Wings workshop
Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Friday 16 April



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FAMILIES

Sunday 14 February
Bunting Bonanza
Brighton Museum
Take part in our drop in art workshop and be inspired by the Land Girls
exhibition. Make bunting and flags for VE day!
10.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm
Free, drop in *
All ages

Tuesday 16 February
Mould it! Sculpt it!
Hove Museum
Mould and play with objects to create your own sculpture with Precious artist
Amy Douglas.
10.30am-4pm
£20 book in advance
8+

Wednesday 17 February
T-tastic
Brighton Museum
Be inspired by the Land Girls exhibition to make do and mend. Bring in an old
t-shirt to re-invent using cutting and printing techniques.
10.30am-12.30pm, 2-4pm
Free, drop in*
All ages

Wednesday 17 February
Cardboard Sculpture
Hove Museum
Create your very own sculpture using recycled cardboard with Precious artist
Andrew Mockett.
10am-12pm
£7.50 book in advance
5+

Saturday 20 February
Mega Beasts
Booth Museum
Meet giant lizards and snakes as well as the world’s largest species of
tarantula!
10-30-11.15am, 11.45am-12.30pm, 1-1.45pm, 2.15-3pm, 3.30-4.15pm
£5.50 per person, book in advance. All children must be accompanied by a
paying adult.
All ages

Sunday 21 February


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Fabulous Farm
Brighton Museum
Be inspired by the Land Girls exhibition and create a farm in a box. Bring
along an old shoe box to create your own farmyard scene using paint and
clay.
10.30am-12.30pm, 2-4.00pm
Free, drop in*
All ages

Saturday 17 April
Egypt
Brighton Museum
Have a go at mummification with our Egyptian dolls or have your face painted
and dress up in Ancient Egyptian styles. Make Egyptian crowns and games
and listen to stories of the ancient past.
12.30-4.30pm
Free, drop in
All ages

Wednesday 7 April
Mobile Making
Hove Museum
Create your own decorative mobile using recycled papers with Precious artist
Tracey Bush.
2-4.30pm
£10 book in advance
5+

Wednesday 14 April
Paper Portraits
Hove Museum
Precious artist Margaret Marks will help you experiment with paper using
paint, stitch and other techniques. By the end of the workshop you will have
produced a unique paper portrait of your self, family or family pet.
10.30am-3.30pm
£20 book in advance
8+

Thursday 15 April
Experiments with Science and Art
Hove Museum
Explore light and make a perspex light sculpture with Precious artist Jasmine
Pradissitto.
10.30am-3.30pm
£20 book in advance
8+

Thursday 15 April
Alice in Wonderland
Preston Manor


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Enter a magical world as you are drawn into this charming interactive theatre
adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
10.30-11.45am, 1-2.15pm, 3-4.15pm
Free, book in advance at the Children’s Festival box office at the Pavilion
Theatre which is open 10am-4pm from 12 April. Walk in bookings only.
A £5 refundable deposit per child will be taken at time of booking.
Bring a drink and snack to take part in the Mad Hatter’s tea party.
5+
http://www.thechildrensfestival.co.uk

*Please be aware that drop-in events operate on a ‘first come first served’
basis until they reach full capacity.




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EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS

The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion as a Military Hospital
A new display
Opens 26 March 2010
Free with admission

From December 1914 to February 1916, the Royal Pavilion was offered for
use as a hospital for troops from the Indian Corps wounded on the Western
Front in France and Flanders during First World War I. Paintings, archive
photographs, contemporary accounts and newsreel footage recall in vivid
form a remarkable and often forgotten story from Brighton’s history.

Exhibitions

The Land Girls: Cinderellas of the Soil
Continues to 14 March 2010
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Free admission

The forgotten army of the land girls tell their story in this new exhibition.
During World War II, over 200,000 women joined the Women’s Land Army.
The heroic image of the land girl standing tall in her corduroy breeches, green
jumper and brown felt hat, fork resting over her shoulder, has become an
iconic symbol of the triumph of wartime agriculture.

Supported by Lloyd Loom
Featured on BBC Sussex

War Stories
Continues to 10 January 2010
Hove Museum & Art Gallery
Free admission

War Stories tells the story of the home front in Brighton and Hove during
World War II, using photographs from the archive of the Brighton Herald
newspaper. The images remind us of many aspects of wartime experience,
including air raid precautions, evacuees, bomb damage, funding drives, troop
parades and victory celebrations.

From Sickert to Gertler: Modern British Art from Boxted House
17 April to 12 September 2010
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Admission payable

Celebrate the lives of Bobby and Natalie Bevan and the works that hung on
the walls of their home, Boxted House, which became a gathering place for



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artists after World War II. This exhibition celebrates the colourful character of
Boxted House, its hosts, its guests and the works of art which filled its walls.

Paintings by Bobby's parents and their friends, including Walter Sickert,
Harold Gilman and Charles Ginner, hang beside works by Bobby and
Natalie's own friends, such as Christopher Nevinson, John Armstrong and
Frederick Gore. The house became a social centre for artists like John Nash,
Cedric Morris and Lett Haines. All of these artists are represented in the
exhibition. Bobby’s passion for a range of exceptional works on paper is also
revealed in works by artists including Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-
Lautrec and Paul Cézanne.

       This exhibition was originated by the National Galleries of Scotland,
       Edinburgh

       This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Natalie Bevan (1909-
       2007)

Logo: National Galleries of Scotland

Exhibition ticket prices

Adult (16 years and over)                         £5
Accompanying child (15 years and below)           Free
Concession                                        £3
B&H Resident                                      £2.50 (with proof of address)

Tickets available
    on the door
    in advance from Brighton Museum, the Royal Pavilion shop, and
       telephone 03000 290902 (booking fee applies to telephone bookings)

Precious: Reclaiming Art and Craft
30 January to 23 May 2010
Hove Museum & Art Gallery
Free admission

Be dazzled by the beauty in the overlooked and discarded.
Hove Museum commissioned eight artists and makers to create new pieces,
and nine to exhibit existing work. Precious is the result. Waste paper and
fabric are transformed, landscapes made from computer parts. Books, parts
of furniture, drink cans are all reclaimed and re-made. Nothing in this
exhibition is what you expect.

Plant Portraits
2 April to 24 September 2010
Booth Museum of Natural History
Free admission




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Botanical artists create images that convey a plant’s technical form and
structure as well as its beauty in ways that a photograph cannot. Paintings
include flowers, fruits, vegetables and fungi which invite the viewer to
appreciate the finer qualities of nature’s works of art.
The beautiful images are supplemented by magnificently illustrated botanical
books and specimens from the Booth Museum.

Displays at Brighton Museum

Cyril Mount: Operation Scipio
Continues to 7 February 2010
Wartime paintings of North Africa.

Jewels on the Nile
Continues to 11 April 2010
Early tourist images of Egypt.

The Spice of Life
Continues to 8 August 2010
Containers for condiments.

Christian Birmingham
9 February to 25 April 2010
Chalk pastel scenes of Brighton.

World of Interiors
12 February to 11 April 2010
Young people interpret the Royal Pavilion.
BM logo

New Arrivals
Recent gifts to the Fine Art collection
13 April to 5 September 2010
Oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints.

Michael C Hughes: Pavilion Unseen
27 April to 1 August 2010
Dramatic photography in the Royal Pavilion.

A History of the World

Brighton & Hove Museums shed light on a history of the world through man-
made objects, in conjunction with the British Museum and the BBC.

This national project running throughout 2010 highlights nearly 600 objects in
museums around the country, including six specially selected from Brighton &
Hove Museums collections – to be revealed on 18 January 2010.

Check our website for information about these special objects and listen out
for more on both BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sussex.


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www.brighton-hove-museums.org.uk




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EVENTS

Tuesday 5 January – Thursday 11 February (Monday to Friday only)
Crystal clear – how we clean our chandeliers
The Royal Pavilion, Banqueting Room
1.15-1.45pm Free (admission fee payable)
For six weeks the central chandelier in the Banqueting Room will be cleaned,
conserved and rewired as part of the Conservation Team’s specialist cleaning
programme.
During this time, come and talk to one of our expert in-house conservators,
find out how the chandelier was made and see some of the 15,000 cut glass
decorations up close.

Sunday 17 January
Annual Free Day
The Royal Pavilion
10am-4.30pm Free
To celebrate the purchase of the Royal Pavilion by the town of Brighton in
1850, admission charges are waived one day a year.

Thursdays 28 January, 25 February & 11 March
Readings over tea; the Women’s Land Army
Brighton Museum Education Pavilion
3pm £5
Relax with tea and biscuits and listen to readings from authentic wartime
diaries and letters.
To book call 03000 290902

Friday 29 January
Walking with Ghosts
Preston Manor
7.30–8.30pm £12
Visit Brighton’s most haunted house after dark. Hear genuine tales of ghost
sightings from Victorian times to the present day.
To book call 03000 290902

Saturday 6 February
Plaited Paper Baskets
Hove Museum
10.30am–4pm £30
Use recycled paper to construct a simple container and lid with Precious artist
Mary Crabb. All materials provided.
To book call 03000 290902

Sunday 7 February
Gallery Tour
Hove Museum
2.30–4pm Free
Curators Matt Smith and Polly Harknett take you on a guided tour of the
Precious exhibition.


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Sunday 7 February
Royal Pavilion Wedding Fair
The Royal Pavilion
10am-4pm Admission fee payable
Meet a variety of local wedding suppliers to help you plan your special day.
Talk to the Royal Pavilion Weddings’ team and see the historic Red Drawing
Room in which civil ceremonies take place.
For further information call 03000 290904

Thursdays 11, 18 & 25 February, 4 & 11 March
Post War Britain: The New Look
Brighton Museum
10.30am–1pm £65/£55 concession £15/£13 if taken as individual classes
A series of lavishly illustrated talks examining British life after World War II
and up to the 1960s.
Tutor: Sarah Tobias social & cultural historian
To book call 03000 290902

Saturday 13 February & Saturday 13 March
Ghost Investigation
Preston Manor
8pm–2am £50
Spend the night investigating the active paranormal. Explore the house and
discover its haunted history then take part in ghost vigils in reputedly haunted
rooms led by a guest medium.
For serious enthusiasts and the curiously brave (over 18s only)
To book call 03000 290902

Sunday 21 February
American Post-War Art
Brighton Museum, meet in the entrance
11-11.45am Free
A general introduction to the Fine Art collection, with a special focus on the
Heyer Bequest of Post Abstract-Expressionist artworks.
Jenny Lund Curator of Fine Art

Saturday 27 February
Stitching with Paper
Hove Museum
10.30am–4pm £30
Spend a day experimenting with paper to produce your own unique portrait.
To book call 03000 290902

Saturday 13 March
Cardboard Sculpture
Hove Museum
10.30am–4pm £20
Work with Precious artist Andrew Mockett to build a sculpture from recycled
cardboard.


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To book call 03000 290902

Sunday 21 March
Art between the Wars
Brighton Museum, meet in the entrance
11-11.45am Free
A general introduction to the Fine Art collection, with a close look at artworks
currently on display from the period between the wars.
Jenny Lund Curator of Fine Art

From 1 April
Preston Manor: New season
This delightful old Manor House evokes the atmosphere of an Edwardian
gentry home both ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’. Explore more than 20 rooms
over four floors, from the elegant family drawing room and bedrooms to the
servants’ quarters.
Open to the public 1 April–30 September, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm

Thursday 1 April
Dr Brighton’s Indian Patients
Royal Pavilion
2.30pm £20 includes tea/coffee & cake in the Red Drawing Room
An exclusive tour of the new permanent gallery which tells the story of the
Royal Pavilion as a Military Indian Hospital during World War I.
David Beevers, Keeper of the Royal Pavilion
To book call 03000 290902

Saturday 10 April
Recycled Book Art
Hove Museum
10.30am–4pm £30
Use recycled materials to create a simple book with Precious artist Tracey
Bush.
To book call 03000 290902

Thursday 15 April
The Royal Pavilion Military Hospital as a vision of Empire
Royal Pavilion, William IV Room
2.30pm £10 includes tea/coffee & biscuits
In the early years of World War I, the Royal Pavilion served as a hospital for
wounded Indian troops. Discover how the Royal Pavilion was used to promote
the benevolence of the Empire to both local people and its Indian patients.
Illustrated talk by Kevin Bacon, Curator of Photography
To book call 03000 290902

Sunday 18 April
New Arrivals, Recent Gifts to Brighton & Hove Fine Art Collection
Brighton Museum, meet in the entrance
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A tour of the artworks recently donated to Brighton Museum. Jenny Lund,
Curator of Fine Art, discusses the works’ relevance to the Fine Art collection
and to the museum’s identity.

Saturday 24 April
Finding Inspiration
Hove Museum
10.30am–1pm £10
Work with Precious artist Kelvin Birk and explore the creative process through
experimental reappropriation of different materials.
To book call 03000 290902

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 April
A Hero’s Welcome
The Royal Pavilion
11am-4pm Admission fee payable
It is 1914 and Brighton Corporation has offered the Royal Pavilion for use as a
military hospital. Come and meet the historical characters as they prepare to
receive the Indian soldiers wounded in northern France.




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VENUE INFORMATION

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Free admission
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE Tel 03000 290900
Open Tue–Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Mon (except Bank Holidays 10am–5pm)

Hove Museum & Art Gallery
Free admission
19 New Church Road, Hove BN3 4AB Tel 03000 290900
Open Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 2–5pm. Closed Mon (inc Bank Holidays)

Booth Museum of Natural History
Free admission
194 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AA Tel 03000 290900
Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 2–5pm
Closed Thu

The Royal Pavilion
Admission fee payable
Brighton BN1 1EE Tel 03000 290900
Open daily Apr–Sep 9.30am–5.45pm (last admission 5pm) Oct–Mar 10am–
5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Closed 24 Dec (from 2pm), 25 & 26 Dec.

Preston Manor
Admission fee payable
Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6SD Tel 03000 290900
Open Apr–Sep Tue–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 2–5pm
Closed Mon (including Bank Holidays). Closed to the general public Oct–Mar;
open for pre-booked groups, school visits and special events. Tel 03000
290902 for details




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