What’s On

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.

Dec
19
Wed
Terrestrial @ weston museum
Dec 19 @ 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
22
Sat
?Santa’s Workshop – Rock Painting & Sand Art ? @ Weston Museum
Dec 22 @ 23:00 – Dec 23 @ 16:00

Get CREATIVE and make the PERFECT Christmas present…painting rocks with Christmas designs and making Sand Art festive pictures. ?

Please book for the Weston-Super Rocks painting workshops as they are very popular! Rocks cost £2.00 each to decorate.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

☎️ Call 01934-621028 today to book ☎️

?Rainbow Sands will be in the Museum courtyard with festive themed sand art pictures and Christmas tree sand ornaments to make. Prices vary for each sand art item.

Relax and enjoy delicious Christmas treats in the Museum’s  Clara’s Cafe.

Jan
13
Sun
The Snow Baby @ Weston Museum
Jan 13 @ 11:00 – 15:00

Weston Museum will be hosting a theatre show exclusively for children aged 3 and up and their families.

Soap Soup Theatre will be presenting The Snow Baby, a magical show with beautiful puppetry, imaginative storytelling and music.

Shows at 11am and 2pm.

Tickets are £8.50 each and under 2’s are free.

Call: 01934 621028 or call into the museum.

Jan
19
Sat
Tea & Talk @ Weston Museum
Jan 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Tea & Talk @ Weston Museum

Weston Museum’s monthly ‘Tea and Talk’ usually takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 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 and to mingle with friends.

This month’s subject is “17th Century and Their Way of Life” by Keith Berry-Davies.

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)

 

Jan
20
Sun
Slime and Sand Art Workshops @ Weston Museum
Jan 20 @ 10:00 – 17:00

HARRY POTTER THEMED SLIME WORKSHOPS & SAND ART

Make your own MAGICAL Purple GLITTERY Slime or LAVA Potion 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. Minimum age 4 years old.

✨10:00 am – 11:00 am
✨11:30 am – 12:30 pm
✨1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
✨3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

☎️ Call 01934-621028 to book your SLIME workshop ☎️

Rainbow Sands will be in the Museum courtyard with MAGICAL themed sand art pictures and MAGIC star sand ornaments to make.

Prices vary for each sand art item

Jan
23
Wed
Reading and Writing Poetry @ Weston Museum
Jan 23 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Reading and Writing Poetry @ Weston Museum

Weston Museum shall be hosting a Reading and Writing Poetry workshop. This will be for seven weeks commencing Wednesday 23rd January.

It shall be run in conjunction with the Workers Education Association.

The course will cost £52 but those receiving certain benefits may be entitled to undertake the course for free.

Jan
31
Thu
Torc Talk @ Weston Museum
Jan 31 @ 18:30 – 21:30
Torc Talk @ Weston Museum

Learn more about Weston Museums newest treasure, the Clevedon Torc.

Julia Farley, Curator of the European Iron Age at the British Museum, will be giving a talk and answering questions.

Tickets cost £9.50 for adults and £7.50 for OAP’s and students.

Tickets come with a drink on entry.

Feb
9
Sat
Railway Weekend @ Weston Museum
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

Join us for a weekend of railways.
Weston Museum will play host to huge scale model railways, scale model engines, an exhibition and an evening lecture series.
Its all absolutely free except the evening lecture series where tickets cost £2.50
To purchase call: 01934 621028 or pop into the museum