Creative Café - creative sessions for adults. Would you like to meet new people? Feeling a bit lonely or isolated? Want to be more creative and learn a new craft? If any of the above applies to you come along and join this friendly group. All materials are provided for a small donation and refreshments are available to purchase from the gallery cafe.
Takes place in the McCarthy Room on the fourth Tuesday each month from 2.30pm-4pm.
ALL TUESDAYS: 23 July | 27 August
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 01590 435045
A talk by Mark Lewis about Lighthouses.
Talks are held at Lymington Baptist Church, New Street (opposite St Barbe) Doors open at 7pm and talk starts at 7.30pm. All welcome. Members free, guests £5.
An introduction to wood engraving. On day one you will look at tools and the marks they can make and how to use them to create tones. On the next day you will engrave your own image onto wood. Suitable for those with some drawing experience. No need to have knowledge of printmaking. All materials provided.
Peter contributes weekly to The Times ‘Feather Report’ with his wonderful wood engravings of birds.
Limited places available | £100 | 1 hour break for lunch – not included | Phone 01590 676969 to book
Using merino wool tops, silks and other interesting fibres, you will have the opportunity to create two wet-felted artworks. You will also have the chance of working on needle felting embellishments. Intermediate level – for those with some experience of making felt. All materials supplied.
Limited places available | £75 per workshop | 1 hr break for lunch, not included.
To book a place or find out more, please call 01425 617651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Learn to Paint with Wool” - Beginners Class Using Merino wool tops, silks and other interesting fibres. You will have the opportunity to create wet felt artworks. Other techniques will also be shown, such as needle felting embellishment.
*ALL SATURDAYS: 20 July | 10 August | 14 September | 16 November | 7 December*
£40pp (£10 non-refundable deposit) | All materials included Small group sizes (6 per workshop) | 1-4pm Book direct: email@example.com | 07925 064571
TWO sessions: 11am - 12.30pm & 1pm - 2.30pm | Drop-in | FREE
A selection of craft and interactive activities inspired by the Festival of Archaeology (Council for British Archaeology) to keep the kids entertained.
11am - 12.30pm | Drop-in | FREE
A collection of craft and interactive activities inspired by the Festival of Archaeology to keep the kids entertained.
Historically, Lymington and its surroundings have been home to numerous PLANT NURSERIES AND MARKET GARDENS. There are two reasons for this, the mild climate and the good light intensity. This is because the Isle of Wight shields it from cloud cover and the light gets reflected from the sea!
St Barbe holds a large collection of photographs and artifacts illustrating both nurseries that have since disappeared and ones that are still flourishing after years in business. We will be looking at these records and focussing in particular on Everton Nurseries founded in 1922 and now a garden centre, Pinetops Nurseries supplies of potted plants to the trade which was founded in 1959, Efford Experimental Horticultural Station which ran from 1953-2004 and carried out valuable research into growing conditions for plants and the use of land army girls to cultivate and gather crops during the Second World War.
Please drop in between 2-4pm for tea and a chat about times gone by | FREE
2-4pm | McCarthy Room | Drop-in | FREE
For anyone interested in knitting or crochet, come along with your own work or join us as we create signal flags and a knitted nativity scene for Christmas.
SECOND TUESDAY each month: 10 Sept | 8 Oct | 12 Nov | 10 Dec
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN AUGUST | Two sessions 11am-12.30pm & 1pm-2.30pm | Drop In | FREE
A selection of craft and interactive activities (different each day) inspired by our summer exhibition to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer break.
Neo-Romantic art flourished in Britain from the 1920s to the 1950s. It was inspired by a particularly British strain of Romantic art that looked back to Turner, Blake and Samuel Palmer.
This exhibition is drawn from a remarkable private collection developed by Nicolas and Frances McDowall since the 1950s. It will feature around 60 works by artists associated with the movement including Paul Nash, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Henry Moore.
Image: Graham Rigby, Figures with Boat, Brittany. Courtesy of Goldmark Gallery.
One hundred years ago, John Howlett changed the name of his engineering company to Wellworthy Ltd. By the 1970s, Wellworthy employed 1,800 people in Lymington and had 5,000 employees overall working in factories in Lymington, Ringwood, Salisbury, Weymouth and Bridgwater.
This exhibition celebrates that anniversary, exploring the history and impact of the company through objects, photographs and oral history interviews collected from past employees.
General Pringle Taylor, KH, (1796-1884) was a British Army officer. His career spanned more than sixty years and included service in India, Africa, Great Britain and the West Indies. He also engaged in a long-running dispute with the military authorities. After his marriage, the family home was in Pennington, and he is buried in St Mark’s churchyard.
Talks are held at Lymington Baptist Church, opposite St Barbe Museum. Doors opens at 7pm and talk starts at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Members free, guests £5
Patrons and Friends of St Barbe are invited by our President, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, to a private evening Reception 6:30-8:00 pm in Palace House, Beaulieu. Refreshments will be served from the Palace House kitchen. The House and Gardens will be open to view, including an exhibition of the art and craft work of Lord Montagu’s mother, Belinda, Lady Montagu.
Tickets are available to Patrons and Friends of St Barbe at £15.00 per person.
Additional tickets can be purchased for up to two guests per Patron or Friend.
This event is not open to members of the public.
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery is hosting an open weekend INSPIRE Weekend to coincide with Heritage Open Days (which is a National initiative) where the museum and galleries will be FREE ENTRY all weekend for visitors to come in, explore, engage and find out more.
There will be a full programme of activity over the two days including:
- Live music, acoustic/jazz
- Hand on arts and crafts sessions
- Family & childrens activities
- Costumed characters from the museum
- Gallery tours with our curator
- Museum insights with our director
- Plus a few surprises!
Come and enjoy all St Barbe has to offer, a thriving cultural hub with heritage talks, artist workshops, the old school café and a delightful giftshop.
Sat 10am to 5pm | Sun 10am to 4pm
Following on from our Neo-Romantic show this exhibition explores what Romantic art might look like at the beginning of the 21st century.
We have invited a diverse group of artists who see themselves as continuing this great tradition in British art.
This includes: Graham Arnold, Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, Chirs Bucklow, Julian Cooper, Alex Faulkner, Alice Kettle, Christopher Le Brun, Ffiona Lewis, Fiona McIntyre, Annie Overden, Julian Perry, Alan Rankle, George Rowlett and David Tress.