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For further information call 01206 322127
or email bookings@munningsmuseum.org.uk

Essex Big Weekend
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April

The museum is taking part in the Essex Big Weekend.
Thousands of free tickets available for attractions across Essex.
Terms and conditions apply, see: www.essexbigweekend.co.uk

Local Residents’ Free Entry Days
Friday 12th, Saturday 13th + Sunday 14th April
2pm-5pm
FREE

Free entry to the museum for all local residents with CO7 6 postcodes.
Please bring proof of address.
Two adults and up to four children per entry.

Curator’s Tour

Wednesday 24th April
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Tour

Saturday 27th April
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Director’s Talk: The House of His Dreams
Torre Abbey, Torquay
Wednesday 29th May
7pm
£10 includes a glass of wine: email Robert Letcher or call 01803 528344 to book

Munnings Art Museum Director, Jenny Hand, talks about the museum and the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.
Hosted by the Friends of Torre Abbey.

HALF TERM: Words + Pictures Taster Session (6-12yrs)
Friday 31st May
10am-12pm
£5 per child /1 accompanying adult free

Try out storytelling, picture making, drama and bookmaking ideas ahead of the summer holiday activity days.

Drop-in Drawing and Painting with the Norwich and Norfolk Art Circle
Saturday 15th June
10am-4pm
FREE: Booking not required – just turn up your sketchbook, pencils and paints.

At the age of 19, Alfred Munnings joined the Norwich and Norfolk Art Circle.
Come and join current members of the NNAC drawing and painting in the museum grounds.

Curator’s Tour

Wednesday 5th June
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the First World War
Wednesday 19th June
12pm-1pm
£12

Dr Bill Teatheredge focuses on the dramatic changes in Munnings’ personal and professional life, 1914-1919.
Includes admission to the museum from 2pm.

Curator’s Tour

Wednesday 26th June
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Please call the office to book tickets.

Workshop: Equestrian Art Basics
Thursday 27th June
10am-3pm
£85
Lunch included

Learn the basic steps needed to draw and paint horses successfully with this introductory session. Materials provided.

Please call the office to book a place.

Workshop: Painting Horses from Life
Friday 28th June and Saturday 29th June
9.30am – 4pm
£90 per day (come on one or both days)
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Work with live models in the grounds of the museum. All abilities.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

Curator’s Tour

Friday 5th July
11am-12.30pm
£12

Exclusive, Curator-led, out of hours tour of “Behind the Lines: Alfred Munnings, War Artist, 1918” and another 100 pictures charting the life and work of Sir Alfred Munnings.

Workshop: Painting Plein Air
at Mendham Mill
Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July
9.30am – 4pm
£90 per day (come on one or both days)
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Be inspired by the views seen from Munnings’ birthplace on the river Waveney. All abilities. You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

We are also offering painting places only, limited to 25 people: £50 per day. Includes some feedback from the tutor, no refreshments provided.

Behind the Lines Special Exhibition
Private View with Brough Scott
Wednesday 10th July
6-8.30pm
£25
Glass of wine + exhibition entry included

In this exclusive evening opening, horse-racing journalist Brough Scott talks about his grandfather,
General ‘Galloper’ Jack Seely and his relationship with Alfred Munnings.

Art & Elegance: Rolls Royce Concours with
P & A Wood

Sunday 21st July
10am – 4pm
www.munningsmuseum.org.uk

P&A Wood, authorised Rolls-Royce and Bentley Heritage Dealers, bring a day of automobile elegance into the grounds of the museum

Behind the Lines: 3-Day Painting event

A First World War camp scene is being re-created in the grounds of the museum.

Day 1: Workshop: Equestrian Art Basics
Tuesday 30th July
10am-3pm
£85
Lunch included

Learn the basic steps needed to draw and paint horses with this introductory session. Materials provided.

Day 2: Workshop: Painting from Life
Wednesday 31st July
9.30am – 4pm
£100
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Using the camp scene with its live models develop your equestrian and plein air painting.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

Day 3: Invited Artists Painting Day
Thursday 1st August
9.30am – 4pm
FREE to watch

An opportunity to see some of our best equestrian and plein air painters tackle the camp tableau.
The completed pictures will be on display at the museum during October and available for purchase.

Curator’s Talk: The Life and Work of
Sir Alfred Munnings
Wednesday 14th August
12pm-1pm
£12

Marcia Whiting, Curatorial Associate, provides an overview of Alfred Munnings’ life and work.
Includes admission to the museum from 2pm.

House of Dreams: 3-Day Painting Event

Be inspired by Castle House and its surroundings a century on from when Munnings found the home he called the ‘house of my dreams’.

Workshop: Plein Air Basics
Thursday 15th August
10am-3pm
£85
Lunch included

Learn the basic steps needed to draw and paint outside successfully with this introductory session.
Some materials and equipment provided.

Workshop: Painting Plein Air
at Castle House

Friday 16th August
9.30am – 4pm
£90 per day
Lunches, tea and coffee included

Improve your plein air painting with the support of a tutor.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment.

Family Art Activity (4yrs +)
Friday 16th August
10am-3pm
£5

Take part in our collaborative mystery picture activity. All abilities. Materials provided.

Mini Plein Air Painting Competition
Saturday 17th August
10am-3pm
Entry fee: £10 / Under 18s: £5
Terms and conditions apply

Capture the spirit of Castle House today.
You will need to bring your own materials and equipment. All abilities.

Prizes awarded at 5pm
£100 cash / £20 art materials

Words + Pictures: Children’s Summer Art Activities (6-12yrs)

Three days of storytelling, picture making, drama and bookmaking activities inspired by the gypsy paintings of Alfred Munnings:

 

Day 1: with special guest Richard O’Neill
Wednesday 21st August
10am-2pm
£25 all day / £5 storyteller only (adults free)

Richard O’Neill is a sixth generation storyteller in the Travelling tradition with a passion for sharing traditional and contemporary tales.
Followed by activity sessions. Please bring a packed lunch

Days 2 + 3
Wednesday 22nd + Thursday 23rd August
10am-2pm
£25 per day
Please bring a packed lunch

Curator’s Talk: Munnings and the First World War
Thursday 12th September
12pm-1pm
£12

Dr Bill Teatheredge focuses on the dramatic changes in Munnings’ personal
and professional life, 1914-1919. Includes admission to the museum from 2pm.

Love Dedham: Plein Air Painting Competition
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September
9.30am-3.30pm
Entry fee: £20 for one day / £35 for two days

Inspired by Munnings’ love of Dedham and its Vale, the heart of the village has been added to the river bank locations of previous competitions.
Take part on one or both days. All abilities – beginners welcome.
Overall cash prize of £250. Prizes to be awarded at 6.30pm on Saturday.

Love Dedham: Exhibition + Secret Auction
Saturday 14th September
6-8pm
FREE included a glass of wine

All works completed during the competition will be on display
and a secret auction will take place. All welcome to view and bid!

Munnings Birthday Lecture: Lucinda Hawksley
Charles Dickens and his Circle
Dedham Assembly Rooms
Wednesday 8th October
7-8pm
£10

In his youth, Munnings was inspired to draw from the books he read, a favourite author being Charles Dickens.
Dickens’ great great great granddaughter, author Lucinda Hawksley, talks about Dickens and his Circle.