Join us to have a go at making art in our artist-led Pop-Up Ashington Group Hut. This fun and family friendly experience is inspired by the hut where the Ashington Group (Pitmen Painters) met to explore art, work and life.
Monday 23 July – Sunday 5 August
Join us for the start of a miner’s shift and find out why miners had a tally and a miner’s lamp and why they were both so important. Make your very own personal lamp or tallies with artist Louise Bradley and Woodhorn staff. Leave one tally on our wall and take one home.
Monday 6th August – Sunday 12th August
Many miners including the famous Pitmen Painters kept their own pigeons. The Cage Shop becomes a pigeon cree and you will help Louise Bradley and staff to create a flock of colourful collage pigeons.
Monday 13th August – Sunday 19 August
What a Whopper!
Every miner and their family grew their own vegetables, either in the yard, or on an allotment. Artist Paul Merrick and staff are going to build Woodhorn’s first allotment and we need you to help with the vegetables – make your own awesome leeks, perfect peas or terrific tomatoes.
Monday 20 August – Sunday 26 August
Brass bands are integral to life in mining communities. Be part of Woodhorn’s new brass band, The Oom Paa Paas. Make your own instrument with artist Paul Merrick and Woodhorn staff and see who can make the best tunes!
Monday 27 August – Sunday 2 September
Power to the People!
The making of colliery banners and posters was an important tradition in mining life as can be seen by Woodhorn’s amazing collection. Many of the original Ashington Group artists painted the banners that are now on display in the Museum.
With artist Theresa Easton and Museum staff, you can make posters or mini placards with your own message or slogan.
The fun activities are part of Woodhorn's summer programme, Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing which celebrates the story and work of the famous Ashington Group. Entry is free for children aged 0-16 and £7 for adults. Concession tickets are priced at £6. All passes are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of issue.
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Entry is free for children aged 0-16 and £7 for adults. Concession tickets are priced at £6. All passes are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of issue.
|Monday||23/07/2018||Sunday||02/09/2018||10:00 - 16:00|
Restaurant / Cafe on site
Car parking available