Events

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Scott House and the Wetlands Centre

04th Nov 2021   

A visit to Slimbridge to see Sir Peter Scott’s home, now a museum, and the wildfowl centre.

Departure: Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 9.00am; Bristol Hotel: 9.30am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 9.45am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road: 10.00am.

Cost £32 per person.

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

Contact: Richard Avery 0117 329 6656 rchrdvry@gmail.com

 

Behind the Scenes: Diversity in Art

10.30am    09th Nov 2021    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

A guided tour of the permanent galleries with Jenny Gaschke exploring the global influences on western art from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

Cost: £5 per person.

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

Contact: Carol Lear 0117 942 3610 carolear@btinternet.com

 

Seasonal Sale

10.30am - 4.00pm    21st Nov 2021    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

Come along and buy some second-hand books and jigsaws plus home-made preserves and cakes.

Please volunteer to help on the day if you can – a form was included with the September newsletter.

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

 

Behind the Scenes: Avery’s Wine Cellar

2.30pm    02nd Dec 2021    Avery's, Culver Street, BS1 5LD 

We start with an introduction to the history of the business and the wine trade, followed by a tasting of four wines specially selected to illustrate the talk.

Cost: £20 per person.

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

Contact: Carol Lear   0117 942 3610   carolear@btinternet.com

 

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.

 

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.

 

Museum talk: ‘She is capable but sullen and troublesome’. Analysis of the Muller Orphan Homes’ Dismissal Books, 1850-1900

6.00 - 7.30pm    16th Dec 2021    Held over Zoom 

ONLINE TALK: Discover the types of work Muller’s orphans went on to do. Why were some deemed unsuitable for work, and what happened to them?

Speaker Kate Brooks is an Associate Lecturer in Education History at Bath Spa University, currently researching Muller’s Orphan Homes for a PhD.

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