Events Listings

Events at City Art Gallery and Museum

The War to End All Wars

To Commemorate "Peace" 1919
  • Date: 3rd February 2018 - 10th November 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: FREE entry

Using artefacts from the Museums Worcestershire and partner collections, this exhibition will explore how our future was changed for ever by the First World War.

WW1's legacy was a wide impact on life in the C20th, making changes in class structure, politics, fashion, food production as well as our national defence.

Please note that Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is closed Sundays.

Ice Age

A colourful illustration of a woolly mammoth in orange, teal and brown
  • Date: 16th June 2018 - 8th September 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: FREE

Celebrating half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove, to prehistoric lions hunting the grasslands beneath Bredon Hill. Humans came and went with the warming and cooling of the climate. Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire will bring this little known period of our prehistory to life through the Ice Age exhibition and many associated events and activities.

Visit Ice Age and come face to face with a Neanderthal, crawl inside our Ice Age shelter and meet Fluffy the Woolly Mammoth.

The Ice Age exhibition is part of Lost Landscapes; a joint project between Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information about the Lost Landscapes project see: www.iceageworcestershire.wordpress.com

Heritage Lottery Fund
Lottery Funded

Please note that Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is closed Sundays.

Summer Craft case

Hand crafted jewellery
  • Date: 31st July 2018 - 25th September 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

Our summer craft case is full of wondrous colour with the work of Rebecca Morgan and her mesmerising acrylic pours, alongside endearing animal copper brooches by Mandy Hollowell.

Mandy Hollowell creates fun and loveable copper brooches of all kinds of animals. In her collection you’ll find cats, dogs, birds and a wriggly worm plus fire breathing dragons and a very woolly Woolly Mammoth, especially made to complement our Ice Age exhibition.

Artist Rebecca Morgan creates fascinating work using acrylic pours over different surfaces to produce wonderful patterns and colours all swirling together looking like colourful galaxy’s or an artist’s palette. Poured onto wooden heart and butterfly shapes as wall hangings, large canvas hearts, wooden boxes, badges and greetings cards.

Prehistoric Pottery Pots and Clay Impressions

Ice Age
  • Date: 2nd August 2018
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Family Drop in day. £3pp for materials

The last few thousand years of the Ice Age saw an explosion of art and culture, including the first use of fired ceramics. 

In Europe our ancestors were creating complex figures of animals and people, and on a global scale the first pots were created in China 22,000 years ago.  Come along to make your very own prehistoric pots and clay impression - we will work with terracotta clay and natural printing materials to produce lovely, textural results.

Lost Landscapes - Creative Writing Workshop

Ice Age
  • Date: 4th August 2018
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: £3pp. Pre – booking required as spaces are limited (01905 25371). Young people and Adults (15 years +)

Join Ruth Stacey, a poet and lecturer in creative writing and English literature. Together you will explore the Ice Age exhibition and Ruth will encourage an inspired written response.

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