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April 2018

Family Friendly Activities

Pick and Mix Art Workshop – Printing

6th April 2018
Prescot Museum, The Prescot Centre, Aspinall Street
Prescot, Knowsley L34 5GA United Kingdom
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Try your hand at something new – this family-friendly printing workshop with Susan MacKell is for children to get creative with their parents/grandparents/caregivers at Prescot Museum. You can choose from either 9.30-11.30am or 1-3pm. Places are FREE but must be booked in advance. This workshop from Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum, funded by the Knowsley Better Together fund, is targeted at families on low incomes who haven’t participated in a creative project before.  Our artists will work with families over the Easter holidays hosting activities in…

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Family Friendly Activities

Pick and Mix Art Workshop – Drawing

7th April 2018
Kirkby Gallery, Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way
Kirkby, L32 8XY
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Try your hand at something new – this family-friendly drawing workshop with Gill Cowley is for children to get creative with their parents/grandparents/caregivers at Kirkby Gallery. The workshop is 10.30am-12.30pm. Places are FREE but must be booked in advance. This workshop from Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum, funded by the Knowsley Better Together fund, is targeted at families on low incomes who haven’t participated in a creative project before.  Our artists will work with families over the Easter holidays hosting activities in both Kirkby…

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May 2018

Five – Teacher First event

10th May 2018 @ 15:45 - 16:30
Free
Five Teacher First

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY This free 'Teacher First' event for teaching staff is a great opportunity to get a sneaky peek at the Five exhibition and meet the artists, find out more about their work, and see how your students could benefit from a free visit to see the exhibition. Pick up a Teacher Pack while you're here, with activity sheets which may help to encourage your class to engage with the exhibition,…

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Five – Private View

10th May 2018 @ 16:30 - 18:30
Free
Five Private View

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY Visit the Five exhibition before it opens to the public at our Private View event, meet the artists whose fabulous work is on display, and find out more about them. Light refreshments will be available. This is an RSVP event only, so to book your free place, contact Tina Ball on 0151 443 5617.

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Five exhibition Kirkby Gallery

Five exhibition

14th May 2018 - 1st September 2018

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY Kirkby Gallery is delighted to present Five, an exhibition showcasing five of the best painters currently living or working in the borough: Gary McGillivray, Gill Cowley, Leslie Briggs, Mike Kirby and Nick Daly. In this exhibition, we explore the practice of each artist and show a rare insight into how they develop their ideas from sketches through to fully accomplished paintings. Within the gallery will be ‘The Artist’s Studio’ - as the name suggests, on numerous…

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June 2018

Children’s Sculpture Course

16th June 2018 @ 10:30 - 28th July 2018 @ 12:30
£40

Kirkby Gallery The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY Every Saturday, 10.30am - 12.30pm, until Saturday 28 July We have limited places left on our fun, creative sculpture course - on now! This course provides an enjoyable and structured introduction to sculpture using a wide range of media and methods. Encouraging children to look at things in a selective way and improve the skills to record their observations, our friendly tutor Andy will demonstrate a new task each week…

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July 2018

Modelling in Clay – Adult Workshop

18th July 2018 @ 10:00 - 16:00
£35

Kirkby Gallery The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY This fabulous one day workshop with Liverpool sculptor Philip Garrett gives adults the opportunity to try their hand at modelling in clay. This workshop costs £35 and includes tuition and all materials. Booking is essential. Contact Tina Ball tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk We recommend that participants wear old/short sleeved clothes.

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September 2018

Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art exhibition: Frankenstein 2018

17th September 2018 - 26th January 2019
Free
Liverpool & Knowsley Book Art

Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY Liverpool Book Art is delighted to present Frankenstein 2018 in partnership with Liverpool Central Library and Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley. The theme of the exhibition marks 200 years since the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published. Frankenstein is a classic work for a variety of reasons. Not only is it arguably the very first work of science fiction, but it is also a core…

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October 2018

Steve Talbot: Byron’s Bear and other fables

10th October 2018 - 26th January 2019
Kirkby Gallery, Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way
Kirkby, L32 8XY
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Steve Talbot

Kirkby Gallery is hosting a fabulous solo show by artist Steve Talbot: Byron's Bear and other fables. Steve's 3D work is an intriguing mix of found objects within boxes and frames which allow the viewer to peek into another place or time. The pieces on display relate to writers and their writings, including a large-scale work inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. "Boxes fascinate me. Toys, gifts received as a child, cowboys and Indians, model trains etc. came boxed in packages…

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September 2019

Made on Merseyside

23rd September 2019 - 16th November 2019
Kirkby Gallery, Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way
Kirkby, L32 8XY
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Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY This exhibition celebrates and showcases industry in Knowsley, the goods produced here and the people who made them. Made on Merseyside will share the stories of businesses large and small, past and present. At the heart of the exhibition are objects, photos and footage of staff, factories and products, loaned from a variety of individuals and organisations, as well drawing upon Prescot Museum’s collection. A specially commissioned montage of…

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