Education

Artyfacts

July 31, 2022

Summer ArtyFacts

Victorian cameo silhouettes with gilt frames. Create your own Victorian silhouette portrait and Victorian style frame inspired by the Thomas Hardy exhibition, the Hardy gallery and portraits in the Dorset Artists gallery.

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Artyfacts

July 31, 2022

Summer ArtyFacts

Create birds and words paper craft - origami birds made from folded photocopied poems and words from Hardy’s novels. Simple paper folding for younger children. 

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Artyfacts

July 31, 2022

Summer ArtyFacts

Inspired by Dorset Museum’s collection and Special Exhibitions, our volunteer-led craft activities are fun and creative. 

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Artyfacts

July 31, 2022

Summer ArtyFacts

Inspired by Dorset Museum’s collection and Special Exhibitions, our volunteer-led craft activities are fun and creative. 

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Artyfacts

July 31, 2022

Summer ArtyFacts

Create your own wooden Victorian decoupage box using Victorian images and decoration in association with the Thomas Hardy exhibition and the Hardy's Dorset gallery. Younger children will be able to create simple Victorian collages.

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July 18, 2022

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Lowry

Spend the afternoon with Elizabeth Lowry for a book signing and reading of her highly praised novel 'The Chosen'. The novel was inspired by Thomas Hardy and his marriage to Emma Gifford.

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Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

July 12, 2022

Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

Kate Adie will discuss the writer Thomas Hardy’s changing views on war and conflict with panellists Phillip Mallett and Tai-Chun Ho.

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John Cowper Powys

July 5, 2022

John Cowper Powys: A Man Between Worlds | Dr Kevan Manwaring

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Dorset-based novelist John Cowper Powys, Dr Kevan Manwaring re-examines his influences, oeuvre, and legacy with a special focus on his ‘Wessex Quartet’ of novels (Maiden Castle; Weymouth Sands; A Glastonbury Romance; Wolf Solent).

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July 5, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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