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Be creative at the River & Rowing Museum


Story: Jack Foley

BE CREATIVE and learn some new skills at the River & Rowing Museum's Saturday morning workshops for adults, ranging from Papier Mâché Art to Fly Tying.

Courses on offer include:

l Take a tour of the enchanting exhibition 'Everyday Images' to inspire ideas in papier mâché. Papier Mâché Art runs over two sessions; make your work in the first week and decorate it in the second week. Bring your own overalls.
Saturday, July 12 and 19, 10am - 12.30pm.

l Participate in a Narrative Writing workshop to kick-start your ideas in anything from fiction, poetry, memoir or playscript. Taking scenes from the colourful 'Everyday Images' exhibition, have fun developing the undiscovered stories waiting in your imagination!
Saturday, September 20, 10am -12.30pm.

l The Big Draw, part of a UK-wide event encouraging everyone to draw. Suitable for all the family, this drop in activity based on the exhibition 'Everyday Images' is suitable for all ages to have a go at drawing a representation of their family.
Saturday, October 18, 10.30am - 4pm. Cost - £1.50 to cover materials plus Museum entrance fee.

l Learn to tie trout and salmon flies and learn the various techniques required to fish with them with Ian Hockley. This Fly-Tying workshop is suitable for all levels of ability and takes place over a course of three morning sessions.
Saturday, November 15, 22 and 29, 10am - 12.30pm. Cost £42 (members £36), tools and materials will be supplied if required.

l Get ready for Christmas with this Writing and Image: Winter Light workshop. Make your own set of six screen-printed cards that explore associations with light in winter. Saturday, December 6, 10am - 12.30pm.

Following the workshops, why not take a break in the Riverside Café for a reviving cup of tea, coffee or one of the many snacks or meals on offer. There is also a children's menu and a variety of daily specials. The lunch menu is served between 12 and 3pm.

As places on the workshops are limited and fill up rapidly, you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Call the River & Rowing Museum's Education Department direct on 01491 415 605 for further details.

For further information on the exhibition or general enquiries, call the River & Rowing Museum on 01491 415 600 or visit www.rrm.co.uk

About the River & Rowing Museum

The Museum celebrates three themes: the past, present and future of the River Thames, the historic riverside community of Henley-on-Thames and the international sport of rowing.

Since it opened to the public in August 1998, the Museum has received numerous awards for its design and architecture, including the RIBA Building of the Year and National Heritage/NPI Museum of the Year award.

The Museum is a recognised centre for the arts and has hosted a number of high profile art exhibitions as part of its ongoing programme of special exhibitions and related talks.

The Museum, Riverside Café and shop are open daily from 10am until 5pm (5.30pm between May and August).

Admission prices: £4.95 for adults; £3.75 for children and concessions. Free parking is available for visitors.

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