Lectures, Exhibitions and More

Location

Bucks County Museum
Church Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2QP
Tel:
01296 331441
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Date
21st May 2018
Time
10am-4pm Tue-Sat
Frequency
Every Day

Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond
5 May – 30 June

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels are brought to life through the brilliant illustrations of Paul Kidby. This exhibition showcases the wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels, including favourite characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death! Paul Kidby perfectly captures Pratchett's imagined world and with Pratchett’s strong connections to Buckinghamshire this exhibition is a must for fans of both author and artist. For times and charges call 01296 331441 or visit www.buckscountymuseum.org 


Medieval Family Puppet Shows
Wednesday 30 May & Thursday 31 May
Full of daft humour, live music, eccentric puppets and audience participation, Rattlebox Theatre Company perform both the classic story of the warrior Beowulf and Viking Tales. Rattlebox Theatre’s shows bring magic and laughter to all ages. Beowulf: 11.30am & 3.30pm each day. Viking Tales: 1.30pm each day. £5 per person. Call 01296 331441 or visit www.buckscountymuseum.org to book.

 

Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Call 01296 331441 or visitwww.buckscountymuseum.org

 

Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice Paul Kidby showcases illustrations from the Discworld® novels in a new exhibition at Bucks County Museum

 

Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond
5 May – 30 June 2018

 

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels are brought to life through the brilliant illustrations of Paul Kidby, who perfectly captures Pratchett's imagined world. Paul is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for the award-winning writer Sir Terry Pratchett.  Paul has designed the Discworld book jackets since 2002 as well as many other Discworld publications.

This exhibition comprises over forty of Paul’s drawings, oil paintings and watercolours in which you will find favourite Pratchett characters including Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death, as well as book jackets and some lesser known Discworld art work. 

Also, on display is a selection of Paul’s own fantasy pictures inspired by British folklore and landscapes including from the recently published book The Charmed Realm.

Terry Pratchett has strong connections to Buckinghamshire. He was born in Beaconsfield in 1948 and attended school in High Wycombe as well as starting his early career as a journalist there.

Discworld and Beyond is a must for fans of both author and artist.

 

Admission charge: Adults £4. Under 18s by donation.

 

This is a touring exhibition from St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire

Terry Pratchett, The Shepherd's Crown, illustration by Paul Kidby, © Paul Kidby
Terry Pratchett, The Shepherd's Crown, illustration by Paul Kidby. © Paul Kidby
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