Covid-19

01st Sep 2021   

Our normal programme of around 50 events a year has been severely curtailed by COVID-19.  Presently we have managed to arrange a small number of visits and trips over the next three months and are resuming our series of monthly talks at the M Shed Studio (with tea/coffee and cake); see below for details.  Also, Bristol Museums service is offering a range of on-line events, some of which are listed here.

 

Behind the Scenes Tour: The Vanguard / Bristol Street Art exhibition

10.30am    23rd Sep 2021    M Shed 

Bristol is well known for the richness of its street art and the city provides an outdoor exhibition space which makes it one of the best places in Europe to study it.
We are fortunate to have Charlotte Pyatt, creative director of Vanguard, as our guide.

To secure a place, please use the booking form that was sent with the September newsletter.

Contact: Carol Ouvry  01275 394621  carol@ouvry.myzen.co.uk

 

Underfall Yard Trust event: Photographer Jem Southam in conversation

6.00 - 8.00pm    23rd Sep 2021    Underfall Yard Visitor Centre 

Underfall Yard’s exhibition of photographs of Bristol Harbour in the late 1970s by Jem Southam provides a unique and definitive portrait of the harbour on the eve of its transformation from a place of industry and work to one of leisure and recreation.  One of Southam’s first major projects, the photographs were published in The Floating Harbour: A Landscape History of the Bristol City Docks (1983) and the majority of the works are being exhibited for the first time.

All proceeds will support the work of the Underfall Yard Trust.
To book a ticket via their website click here.

 

Annual General Meeting

2.30pm    25th Sep 2021    The Studio, M Shed 

There will be a short AGM followed by some interesting short presentations by museum staff on some of their current projects, including an update on the Colston statue.  We will finish with a cup of tea and cake and, at long last, an opportunity to meet up with friends again.

Do please come along as we like to get feedback from our members and this is an opportunity for you to express your views.  New members are especially welcome.

Enclosed with the September newsletter you will find a notice of the AGM, a nomination form, and a copy of our annual report.

 

Trip to the Isle of Man

28th Sep 2021 - 05th Oct 2021   

Fully booked.

Contact: Mary Bailey 0117 942 1944 events@friendsofbmga.org.uk

 

Visit to the Blake Museum, Bridgwater

12th Oct 2021   

Wide-ranging collections housed in the 16th century building where Robert Blake, Bridgwater’s most famous citizen, was born in 1598.

Departure: Bristol Hotel: 9.45am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 10.00am; Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 10.30am.

Cost £25 per person.

To secure a place, please complete the booking form included with the September newsletter.

Contact: Gary Gostelow 0117 971 1323 gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

 

Museum talk: Highlights from the Martin Parr Foundation collection

6.00 - 7.00pm    14th Oct 2021    Held over Zoom 

ONLINE TALK: Isaac Blease, curatorial consultant on the Island Life exhibition, will discuss the many highlights within the Martin Parr Foundation collection – as well as the ones that got away.

Held over Zoom.  To book a place with the museums service click here.

 

Museum talk: Black History Month: Early Black Bristolians – evidence in the archives

2.00 - 3.00pm    21st Oct 2021    Held over Zoom 

ONLINE TALK: Find out how the Early Black Presence Index at Bristol Archives was compiled and the glimpses it gives us into the lives of Black Bristolians from the 16th to 19th centuries.

Speaker:  Allie Dillon, City Archivist.

This talk will be held over Zoom.  To book a place with the museums service click here.

 

Museum talk: Black History Month: Black Poppies in south west England? Black and Asian experiences during World War One

6.00 - 7.30pm    21st Oct 2021    Held over Zoom 

ONLINE TALK: Where are the Black poppies in the south-west of England? Find out what Black and Asian people within the British Empire contributed to Britain’s war effort during World War One.

Speakers:  Dr Kent Fedorowich, Reader in British and Imperial Commonwealth History, University of the West of England, and Tony T – Arts & Heritage Practitioner with Sweet Patootee Arts.

This talk will be held over Zoom.  To book a place with the museums service click here.

 

Illustrated talk: English Delftware at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

2.30pm    23rd Oct 2021    The Studio, M Shed 

A talk on the current research into the collection of English delftware in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery by project curator Amber Turner.

Cost £7.50 per person including tea/coffee and homemade cake.

To secure a place please complete the booking form included with the September newsletter.

Contact: Roni Edwards 0117 949 4843 colinroni@hotmail.com

 

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