Each year Weston Museum plays host to a number of events which provide opportunities for both enthusiasts and families to enjoy a great day out.

Sep
29
Sat
Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon @ Weston Museum
Sep 29 2018 @ 10:00 – Jan 13 2019 @ 17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon

Telling the story of the Weston man who created the famous ‘Your Country Needs You’ poster.

Alfred Leete

Alfred Leete was a graphic artist who produced advertising campaigns for companies including the London Underground and Younger’s Ale. Leete was once described as ‘the funniest man in the world’ and his cartoons gently capture the comedy of everyday life and politics. All these aspects of his career are represented in the exhibition. But his original artwork for the Kitchener poster, generously loaned by the Imperial War Museum in London, is the remarkable centrepiece.

The loan has been made possible through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections. Other loans have been kindly provided by North Somerset Council and private lenders.

Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Alfred Leete’s most famous work on display in the creator’s home town. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and to have received a grant through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Malcolm Nicholson, Town Clerk for Weston-super-Mare Town Council

For the first time Weston Museum has been able to borrow an item from a national museum. This has been made possible as a result of significant investment in the building during the recent Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment.

Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation

We have been blown away by the ambition and creativity of museums and galleries across the UK and Weston Museum’s idea really stood out. Some of the most talented curators in the UK have imagined the art, objects and exhibitions which promise to transform the experiences of their audiences. We are delighted that the local community in Weston-super-Mare will get to learn more about Alfred Leete’s fascinating life and career.

The South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage have arranged this exhibition. The Trust is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition runs until Sunday 13 January 2019 and entry is free.

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon @ Weston Museum
Sep 29 2018 @ 10:00 – Jan 13 2019 @ 17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Leete: The Man Behind the Icon

Telling the story of the Weston man who created the famous ‘Your Country Needs You’ poster.

Alfred Leete

Alfred Leete was a graphic artist who produced advertising campaigns for companies including the London Underground and Younger’s Ale. Leete was once described as ‘the funniest man in the world’ and his cartoons gently capture the comedy of everyday life and politics. All these aspects of his career are represented in the exhibition. But his original artwork for the Kitchener poster, generously loaned by the Imperial War Museum in London, is the remarkable centrepiece.

The loan has been made possible through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections. Other loans have been kindly provided by North Somerset Council and private lenders.

Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Alfred Leete’s most famous work on display in the creator’s home town. We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Imperial War Museum and to have received a grant through the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

Malcolm Nicholson, Town Clerk for Weston-super-Mare Town Council

For the first time Weston Museum has been able to borrow an item from a national museum. This has been made possible as a result of significant investment in the building during the recent Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment.

Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation

We have been blown away by the ambition and creativity of museums and galleries across the UK and Weston Museum’s idea really stood out. Some of the most talented curators in the UK have imagined the art, objects and exhibitions which promise to transform the experiences of their audiences. We are delighted that the local community in Weston-super-Mare will get to learn more about Alfred Leete’s fascinating life and career.

The South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage have arranged this exhibition. The Trust is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition runs until Sunday 13 January 2019 and entry is free.

Nov
11
Sun
Skidmores In WWI Exhibition @ Weston Museum
Nov 11 – Nov 24 all-day
Skidmores In WWI Exhibition @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

This WWI exhibition tells the story of Stanley Skidmore and his extended family the Pitmans and Paynes.

The exhibition also looks at the remarkable turn of events that lead to the establishment of the Skidmores shop in Worle High Street, one hundred years ago.

Nov
17
Sat
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum
Nov 17 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Tea and Talk @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

“One Head Many Crowns” by Dr John Kirkhope examines the role of Queen Elizabeth II as Queen, Duke  of Lancaster, Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Church of England, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

          Weston Museum’s monthly ‘Tea and Talk’ usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month and features a wide variety of subjects and speakers from our wonderful band of volunteers. Enjoy a short talk followed by a drink and some cake, with the opportunity for an informal chat with the speaker.

There is no need to book ahead and the small charge of £3 includes tea or coffee as well as some of the delicious homemade cake, baked on site at the museum in Claras’s Cafe.

Future topics will be announced on our Facebook page (@westonmuseum)

Nov
21
Wed
Terrestrial @ weston museum
Nov 21 @ 18:15 – 21:30

Weston Museum and Terrestrial have a whole host of activities kicking off over the next couple of weeks (all free): weekly choir sessions and dance workshops, and the launch of the ‘Guerrilla Media Unit’ of myth-makers. There is a taster session coming up for anyone interested in our Local Advisory Group.

Nov
28
Wed
Terrestrial @ weston museum
Nov 28 @ 18:15 – 21:30

Weston Museum and Terrestrial have a whole host of activities kicking off over the next couple of weeks (all free): weekly choir sessions and dance workshops, and the launch of the ‘Guerrilla Media Unit’ of myth-makers. There is a taster session coming up for anyone interested in our Local Advisory Group.

Dec
1
Sat
Natural Health and Beauty Event @ Weston Museum
Dec 1 @ 18:30 – Dec 2 @ 21:30
Natural Health and Beauty Event @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

This evening event will be a showcase of some amazingly talented and skilful practitioners, offering advice and booking for their naturopathic/holistic services. There will be make-up, skincare, nail care, massage, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, homeopathy and healing. An evening of being kind to yourself and your loved ones, this event is for men and women and one which hopes to encourage kindness to all through self care.

Its an opportunity to explore new areas of wellbeing, what thay means to you and enagage with professionals who have proven that nature knows best – covering all areas of healing, health and beauty topics.

You will get to listen to a short talk from each practitioner on what they offer, sip some lovely prossecco or non-alcoholic fizzy and take home a gorgeous goody bag – there will be special offers on the night!

Dec
2
Sun
Christmas SLIME Workshops! @ Weston Museum
Dec 2 all-day

Have fun at our Christmas SLIME Workshops this Sunday 2nd December🎄

Make your own FLUFFY SPARKLY Snow Slime or Green PINE SCENTED Slime

Tickets are £5 per child to design their slime, experiment and play with it, and then take it home! All materials and instruction provided.

Workshops last for one hour, bookings recommended!

10:30 am – 11:30 am   This time slot SOLD OUT!
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Spaces Available
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm       Spaces Available
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Spaces Available

☎️ Please call 01934-621028 to book your SLIME workshop ☎️

Dec
5
Wed
Terrestrial @ weston museum
Dec 5 @ 18:15 – 21:30

Weston Museum and Terrestrial have a whole host of activities kicking off over the next couple of weeks (all free): weekly choir sessions and dance workshops, and the launch of the ‘Guerrilla Media Unit’ of myth-makers. There is a taster session coming up for anyone interested in our Local Advisory Group.

Dec
6
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Dec 6 @ 10:30 – 11:30

toddler explorers posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.