Corinium Museum Exhibitions & Events

The Corinium Museums facade.
& Events
November 2017
Found Fired and Fabulous
Mixed Craft exhibition
2 November – 26 November
Found objects, fired glass and ceramics become unique, colourful and delicate creations in a fabulous exhibition by five local artists. Marion Mitchell translates watercolour into fantastic ceramic sculptures and bowls. Amanda Moriarty’s utilises dynamic colour to create unique kiln-fired glass. Tara Davidson’s new ‘Poetry in Porcelain’ and rusty gold-edged bowls are inspired by her life and firing processes. Hannah Mathison’s reclaimed metal and wood sculptures transport you to a world of inspiration and creativity. Gourd and Horse presents a range of functional handcrafted stoneware including yarn bowls, orchid pots and tableware. 
Perfect gifts for Christmas.
Admission free
All work for sale
Landscapes and Seascapes
Mini Exhibition by Derek Taylor
2 November – 2 December
A collection of artwork featuring watercolour and acrylic paintings. From ships on vivid blue seas to tranquil countryside and woodland scenes. Derek Taylor is an artist from Malmesbury whose love of colour has inspired his varied and interesting work.
Included in admission
Art work for sale
Revealing a New Collection
Afternoon Talk with James Harris
Thursday 9 November, 2.30-4pm
Come and see the big reveal and learn about a metal-detected collection from the Cotswold Water Parks which spans from the Bronze Age to post-Medieval. What stories can nearly 400 objects tell us about one site? See the real objects. This one is not to be missed!
Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking recommended
Their Finest
Corinium Cinema
Thursday 9 November, 7pm
A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk. Starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin.
Cost: £6.25 per adult, £5.25 concessions
Run time: 1 hr. 54 min.  (12A)
Booking recommended
The Corinium Sessions
Special Event
Friday 10 November, 8-10pm

A musical fundraising event for the ‘Stone Age to Corinium’ project.

Following the Success of our first sessions join us once again for a magical night of Music amongst the Mosaics. A chance to enjoy the very best of local original talent and Cirencester’s rich heritage, whilst raising funds towards the Stone Age to Corinium project.

We welcome the incredible Elles Bailey – ‘One to Watch for 2017’.  Local duo ‘A New Leaf,’ ‘Counter Measures’ whose vocal stylings breathe life into songs new and old, alongside the amazing singer songwriter Emily-Jane Sheppard. Refreshments available. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 7:45pm.

Cost: £10 per adult, £9 for Season ticket holders

Booking recommended
Calligraphy – Roman Capitals
Adult Workshop with Adele Dark
Thursday 16 November, 10-1pm
Look at the original Roman Capital lettering carved into stone in the Corinium Museum collections. With artist Adele Dark, learn about the form and design of Roman Capital letters as used in calligraphy. Practicing this ancient art, you will design a panel about you including your name.
Adele Dark, Artist and Calligrapher, is a fully qualified teacher who has worked with museums, art centres and schools both in Jersey and the UK. Adele is member of the Society of Scribes and a printmaking graduate. Visit adeledark.squarespace.com
Cost: £25 per adult, £22 for season ticket holders
Booking essential
The Year 1217
Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter
Thursday 16 November, 2-4pm
800 years ago England was in the throes of a massive insurrection and a foreign invasion. That it survived intact and retained its ruling dynasty, was down to one 70 year old man – William Marshall the Regent. This talk will tell the story of an amazing, epic year of war, intrigue and larger-than-life characters.
Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking recommended
Evening Lecture with Dominic Sandbrook
Thursday 23 November, 7-8.30pm
Join author and TV presenter Dominic Sandbrook for an evening lecture in the Corinium Museum. Dominic Sandbrook is the author of many books, most recently The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination, published by Penguin Books. He is the presenter

Dominic Sandbrook

of a number of highly successful BBC television series, on subjects as diverse as the joys of the Volkswagen and the history of science fiction.  He writes reviews and articles principally for the Sunday Times and Daily Mail. Dominic will be happy to sign books after his talk.

In partnership with Waterstones and Penguin Books
Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking recommended
Rural Cinema – The Promise
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November – 2.15pm
Cost: £5.20 per adult, £4.40 concession
Booking recommended
Animal Magnetism
Exhibition by Anita Saunders
30 November – 7 January
Anita Saunders is a figurative artist, printmaker and illustrator taking inspiration from the stunning rural setting of the Cotswolds in the UK. Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cotswolds; the people, animals and plants of her childhood delighted and fascinated her.
This exhibition shares Anita’s love and admiration for the natural world, expressed through a variety of media: paintings, textiles and print making. Beautiful artworks and furnishings for the country home. Perfect gifts for Christmas.
Free admission
All art works for sale
Anglo-Saxon Gloucestershire
Evening Lecture with Carolyn Heighway
Thursday 30 November, 7-8.30pm
Carolyn Heighway will discuss Gloucestershire from the end of Roman rule to the coming of the Normans. It is a long period, over 600 years, and only thinly documented through at least the first half of that time. Drawing on archaeological evidence alongside the written word, Carolyn will build up a picture of Anglo-Saxon life in the county. 

Carolyn Heighway is an archaeological consultant with special expertise in the archaeology of Gloucester and the Anglo-Saxon period. She is a director, with her husband Richard Bryant, of Past Historic.
Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking recommended
Contact details:
Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX
T: 01285 655611 E: coriniummuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk 

Please contact us if you would like any further details or images for any of the events that we are holding.

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