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April 2019

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April
Friday
Have You Heard the News?

Have You Heard the News?

April 5 - September 1
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

Bath Big Issue vendors have become a fixed point for many local people’s lives over the years. In this exhibition, we would like to share with you the day-to-day working lives of Big Issue vendors in Bath, and their personal journeys.

June 2019

09
June
Sunday
Bonkers but Brilliant!

Brilliant or Bonkers?

June 9 - November 3
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

During its time the Bath Arts Workshop was involved in everything from babysitting to alternative technology.

August 2019

07
August
Wednesday
Be Glad that the Song has no Ending (1968)

Be Glad that the Song has no Ending (1968)

August 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

A BBC documentary on one of the most famous and influential folk rock groups of the 1960s: The Incredible String Band.

14
August
Wednesday
Tonight in London: Chronicle of the Swinging City (1967)

Tonight in London: Chronicle of the Swinging City (1967)

August 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

A film chronicling the counter culture emanating from London in the 1960s.

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August
Wednesday
Blow Up (1967): A 1960s thriller

Blow Up (1967): A 1960s thriller

August 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

A 1960s thriller about a fashion photographer.

24
August
Saturday
The Museum of Bath at Work invites you to ‘Have a Go’!

The Museum of Bath at Work invites you to ‘Have a Go’!

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

Please note: times are 11.00 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Practical demonstration of metal working in the reconstructed workshops of J B Bowler’s business and have a go yourself! Novices welcome of any age and perfectly safe. Experienced engineer Geoff Wallis will demonstrate and allow you to work with original 19th century tools and equipment using traditional skills. Pre-booking is essential for one of the three workshops and if you are interested contact the Museum mobaw@hotmail.com or 01225 318348. £20.00…

24
August
Saturday
The Museum of Bath at Work’s Coffee Morning

The Museum of Bath at Work’s Coffee Morning

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

Quiet reading or working over a cup of coffee, informal meetings, business deals and social networking - all took place in Coffee Houses 250 years ago. Coffee Houses are very much part of Bath’s working history from the 18th century onwards, and we all do exactly the same activities today in the city’s many coffee shops. Join us for a cup of coffee on Saturday 24 August! We’d love to tell you about our plans for fund-raising to support the…

24
August
Saturday
Soft Engineering!  Automata Workshop (age 7+)

Soft Engineering! Automata Workshop (age 7+)

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please note: Two Sessions Session 1: Saturday 24thAugust  - 1.00 – 4.00 pm Session 2: Sunday   25thAugust  - 10.30 – 1.30 pm  Workshop suitable for age 7+ with 15 places available £10.00 for the two connected sessions Tutors:  Rolande Thomas and Andy Hume from BAW History Group Learn to use a simple mechanism and create your own mechanical moving toy using recycled materials and lots of paint and glue in just two half-day sessions! If you have a metal wire coat…

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August
Wednesday
A Technicolour Dream: The Counter Culture, London and the World (2017)

A Technicolour Dream: The Counter Culture, London and the World (2017)

August 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

A film about the psychedelic counter culture of 1960s London.

September 2019

14
September
Saturday
Thinking Community Art

Thinking Community Art

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

A day conference on the development of community art in Britain from 1969 to the present. Films presentations and internationally renowned speakers.

October 2019

16
October
Wednesday
Michael Cross Lecture 2019: ‘Solar Horns and Exploding Grapefruits: The Bath Arts Workshop’

Michael Cross Lecture 2019: ‘Solar Horns and Exploding Grapefruits: The Bath Arts Workshop’

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

The Annual Michael Cross Lecture this year will be delivered by co-founder of the Bath Arts Workshop Mr Phil Shepherd. The Bath Arts Workshop – a pioneer community arts organisation founded in 1969- spawned the Natural Theatre Company, Walcot Reclamation, John’s Bikes and led to what is now the Bath Fringe Festival. An exhibition on the Bath Arts Workshop and it’s work, has been held at the Museum of Bath at Work since May this year. Phil Shepherd: In the…

24
October
Thursday
Free Week Event: Film “Come Saturday” (1949)

Free Week Event: Film “Come Saturday” (1949)

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What would you do on your Saturday off if you didn't have the internet or television? This remarkable short documentary shows how in 1949 people did just that. Spoiler alert it involves a lot of being outside. Great stuff. Free admission. Monday 28th October 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon

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October
Tuesday
Free Week Event: Film “Sunday by the Sea” (1953)

Free Week Event: Film “Sunday by the Sea” (1953)

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Charming documentary film about a day at Southend on a Sunday in 1953. No narration but enlivened by a soundtrack of music hall songs. You'll be nostalgic for a past you might not even remember. Free admission and introduced by Director Stuart Burroughs. Tuesday 29th October 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon.

30
October
Wednesday
Everything Connects! Charles and Ray Eames and the Museum of Bath at Work

Everything Connects! Charles and Ray Eames and the Museum of Bath at Work

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Charles and Ray Eames, two of the most famous designers of the 20th century were an inspiration in the founding of the Museum of Bath at Work and visited the Frears family in Bath at the time. This lecture reflects on their influence and legacy in the city. Free Wednesday 30th October 1 p.m.

31
October
Thursday
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – zine making workshop

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” – zine making workshop

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Draw Collage / cut and paste assemble publish/ share A zine (/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation. HANDMADE ZINE - Page number/order – pages 1-4 Examples of the uses for a zine– guide and illustration for a sense of place in this workshop…

31
October
Thursday
Brilliant or Bonkers? Drop in free Automata Workshop for Bath Heritage Week and The Big Draw

Brilliant or Bonkers? Drop in free Automata Workshop for Bath Heritage Week and The Big Draw

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

Calling all aspiring artists: Make your own Automata Recycled Cardboard Automata Workshop Tutors:  Rolande Thomas and Andy Hume from BAW History Group Create a moving ghost - automata workshop for Halloween!  Draw one of the rooms at the museum and the ghost you think might have lived in it and make it make it move really scarily by turning a handle...!! Bring a spare shoe box with you, if possible....! we will have some available and all other workshop materials will…

31
October
Thursday
Free Week Event: Film “Holiday” (1957)

Free Week Event: Film “Holiday” (1957)

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A documentary short from 1957 about a day at Blackpool in 1957. In colour! See teenagers go wild on the beach! A beauty contest - you wouldn't get that these days- and sunburn. Obviously. Free admission! Thursday October 31st 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon

November 2019

01
November
Friday
Free Week Event: Film ”West Country Journey“ (1959)

Free Week Event: Film ”West Country Journey“ (1959)

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Back in olden times - whenever they were - most people thought the West Country was full of cider drinking wurzels leaning on five bar gates. How wrong could they be as this film from British Transport Films demonstrates! For a start you can get cream teas as well as scrumpy. Free admission! Again! Friday November 1st 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon

02
November
Saturday
Let’s Work Together – Making ‘The Bath Atlas’

Let’s Work Together – Making ‘The Bath Atlas’

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road
Bath, BaNES BA1 2RH United Kingdom

Drop in Drawing Workshop at The Museum of Bath at Work Saturday 2nd, November 11am – 3pm Each participant can draw a page for our Atlas on the ready prepared mapping sheets on their visit to the Museum either from memory - or from imagination if they would like to create a very personal interpretation of Bath. We will then compile The Bath Atlas and bind the pages into one or two volumes for the Museum of Bath at Work Archives and…

06
November
Wednesday
Free Week Event: Film “Easy Rider” (1969)

Free Week Event: Film “Easy Rider” (1969)

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Looks like the hippy ideal has gone to pot when biker mates Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper pocket the cash and go off on a long distance ride. Despite meeting Jack Nicholson – who gets all the best dialogue - along the way, things do not go well. Wednesday November 6th 7.30 p.m. £5.00 by donation

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