Kaleidoscope 3, an exhibition of paintings by Gordon Lancaster opens at Nantwich Museum

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Kaleidoscope 3 is a collection of recent work by local artist Gordon Lancaster building upon the success of two earlier exhibitions at Nantwich Museum. A variety of subjects are featured selected to appeal to a wide audience.

Gordon Lancaster has participated in over 90 exhibitions including one-man shows. His work has been commissioned by, among others Coventry Cathedral and a number of Local Authorities and can be found in public and private collections in this country and abroad.

Some of the paintings in the exhibition will be available for sale.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 6 January 2018. Entry to the museum and exhibition is free.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01270 627104.

Members’ Meal & Dutton Award

Museum Friends and Volunteers recently enjoyed the Fifth Members & Volunteers Dinner held at Residence restaurant in Nantwich.

President of the museum, Robert Stones presented the Walter and Ada Dutton Prize to Molly Stone, a loyal supporter of the Museum over many years and one time Trustee. Molly has been closely involved in all aspects of the museum’s management and the governance of schools in Nantwich and Crewe.

The Dutton Prize, which includes a magnificent medal, was endowed by medal-maker Ron Dutton in memory of his parents Alderman and Mrs Dutton. Each year since 1990 the museum Board has been able to nominate for the prize unsung heroes regarded as making an extraordinary contribution to the life of the town.

The evening concluded with a talk by Martin Varley, Director of Conservation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust who outlined the work of the trust with particular reference to the reintroduction of the white-faced darter dragonfly into Delamere Forest.

Molly Stone recipient of the Dutton Medal with Robert Stone, Museum President

Nantwich! Change here for the brine baths

The Museum has recently been assisting Boundless Productions with information about the Nantwich brine baths and, in particular the Brine Baths Hotel in preparation for a new television series of Great Railway Journeys. This culminated in an interview with Michael Portillo involving our Volunteer Webmaster Bill Pearson.

The hotel opened in 1893. Visitors were encouraged to arrive by train and a cart was available to transfer their luggage to the hotel. Despite being a major social centre it was never a commercial success and eventually closed in 1947. Today, only the Bowling Green survives as a testament to what was once a grand estate.

Camera Club Exhibition – Official Opening

The 2017 Nantwich Camera Club Photographic Exhibition has opened featuring recent work from members of the successful club. The ever popular annual event includes print and projected images with a wide range of truly inspiring subjects. A number of the prints will be available for sale and visitors will be invited to choose their favourite photograph.

The Camera Club was formed in 1981 to promote the hobby of photography and provide an opportunity for members to develop their skills in a social environment. It is affiliated to The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union and The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and its work regularly features in area and national competitions. A wide range of club activities include lectures, demonstrations, practical events and competitions.

Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Penny Butterill and left to right Doug Butterill, Graham Dodd and John Kay.

“Asian Serendipity” at Nantwich Museum

“Asian Serendipity” at Nantwich Museum

Asian Serendipity, an exhibition by Aneta Talbot in the Your Space Gallery at Nantwich Museum, features a myriad of selected images taken during recent travel across Asia focused on Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka. The exhibition runs until Saturday 21 October.

Photographer Aneta Talbot, who now lives in Nantwich, spent nearly 20 years living in Singapore. During that time she travelled extensively across Asia exploring her passion for photographing the daily lives and rich variety of cultures of the region. This exhibition presents some of the best of her photographs.

Aside from gaining numerous photographic qualifications Aneta graduated from the Palin School of Arts and Design in Singapore with a Diploma plus distinction if Graphics and Design all of which culminated in the setting up of a successful events photography business. She was also involved in charity work in Cambodia with Tabitha, a non-profit organisation working to alleviate poverty in Cambodia.

Aneta’s photographs are all for sale, and a variety of prints are also available to browse in the museum shop. More on Aneta’s pictures can be seen on her website www.nessietalbotphotography.org or her Facebook page: Nessie Talbot Photography.

For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on enquiries@nantwichmuseum.org.uk or telephone 01270 627104