Lectures, Exhibitions and More

Location

Bucks County Museum
Church Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2QP
Tel:
01296 331441
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Date
22nd 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

 

May Half Term Events at Bucks County Museum


Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018

 

This May half term, Bucks County Museum has an exciting programme of events for all the family. From Terry Pratchett to Ceramic Painting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Bank Holiday Monday promises to be action packed. Meet our resident Roman solider and Join the Roman Army. Hear about Roman history and enlist as recruits to be taught drill, tactics and battle moves. Sessions run at 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm and cost £2 per person for drill participation.

Head to the Museum on Tuesday 29 May for something more creative. Choose between designing your very own cup, mug, bowl or mini-planter at the Ceramic Painting drop in sessions between 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm. Prices start from £4 per item.

And there’s more! Rattlebox Theatre Company will be performing two Medieval Family Puppet Shows on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May. The classic story of the warrior Beowulf and Viking Tales will bring magic and laughter to all ages. £5 per person. 

Visitors will have the chance to Meet the Curator on Friday 1 June. Get up close to museum objects with hands-on animal skulls at 11am and mystery museum objects at 1pm. Entry by donation. No need to book. Just drop in.

 

Don’t miss the fabulous Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery for hands-on discovery and amazing science inspired by Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories. Open 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday during half term.

These events are running alongside the ever-popular exhibition, Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond, which brings to life Terry Pratchett’s imagined world. Exhibition continues until 30 June.

 

Please visit Bucks County Museum website for full event details: www.buckscountymuseum.org

 

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441  www.buckscountymuseum.org

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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