Nantwich Civic Society at 50
14th November – 20th January 2018
This is an exhibition celebrating the work of Nantwich Civic Society, together with a selective look at buildings constructed in Nantwich over the last 50 years. The exhibition, which has opened in the Millennium Gallery and runs until Saturday 20 January 2018, celebrates the work of Nantwich Civic Society, which was founded in 1967.
The Society is a voluntary organisation, which campaigns to improve the environment and the quality of life in Nantwich. It encourages good quality design in new buildings and promotes the conservation of historic structures.
The exhibition tells how the Society was formed. This was at a time when the town of Nantwich was witnessing many dramatic changes, including the loss of buildings of historic and architectural importance.
Photographs in the exhibition provide a selective view on buildings constructed in Nantwich over the last 50 years to help stimulate thoughts and comments about modern architecture, and how new buildings might be designed in future, so that they can best enhance the town.
The exhibition is accompanied by a display of work produced by the Museum’s Dementia Friendship Group following sessions with artist, Kate Eggleston-Wirtz. Shoes were used as a medium for exploring personal journeys and the exhibition marks the culmination of a six month project.
Admission is free to the museum and exhibitions.
For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on email@example.com or telephone 01270 627104.
14th November – 20th January
An exhibition comprising art work produced following sessions led by artist Kate Eggleston-Wirtz exploring individual journeys.
Over a six month period, participants of the Museum’s Dementia Friendship Group used shoes as a medium for sharing and discussing the journeys that they have made. This was possible through a grant from Cheshire East’s Participatory Budget Fund.
Find out more about the Museum’s Dementia Friendship Group.
The Siege & Battle of Nantwich
9th January – 24th February
Events leading to the Battle of Nantwich on 25 January 1644 are the subject of this new exhibition which explores how the siege of the town by Royalist soldiers in 1643 led to battle. Visitors will be able to view various armaments and elements of uniforms which featured in the event.
Included in the events is a talk at 3.00 pm on Wednesday 24 January by Brian Cole, a researcher at the museum entitled “Nantwich Surrounded: A Walled Garrisoned Town”. Tickets are available from the museum £3.50 per person (£2.50 Museum members).
The battle will be commemorated in the town on Saturday 27 January. Events at the museum on the day begin at 10.00 am with a Civil War Walk with another to follow at 12.00 pm (£3.00 per person). A Musketry and, for the first time this year a Pike Demonstration led by members of the Sealed Knot takes place from 10.30 am – 11.30 am followed by seventeenth century music from local group “Forlorne Hope” from 11.30 am – 12.30 pm.
Visitors can find out more about the Civil War by viewing the museum’s permanent display where they can see an original copy of the letter describing the Battle of Nantwich from the victors Sir Thomas Fairfax and William Brereton to General Monroe.
A model illustrating the Battle of Nantwich will be on display in the Joseph Heler Room upstairs. A visit to the museum shop will provide an opportunity to purchase items relevant to the battle including eight new Research Booklets. These include:
- Nathaniel Lancaster on the Siege
- The move from Bows and arrows to Gunpowder in the Trained Bands by Joseph Mayer
- Nantwich Surrounded by Brian Cole
- The English Civil War Re-enacted by Keith Lawrence which explains the uniforms and equipment of the Civil War soldiers
Coming Soon to the Millennium Gallery
|Cheshire Views||CAN (Cheshire Artists' Network)|
An exhibition featuring an enormous range of expressions of work in and about Cheshire manifesting itself in 2D and 3D work. The group itself has been in existence for ten years with many of the group living in and around the Nantwich area.
For more information about the group visit www.c-a-n.co.uk
|24th January - 14th April 2018|
|A Life in Colour||David Jewkes|
'Dabber' David Jewkes explores his life in this colourful exhibition. David has recently been involved in the Crewe Jigsaw which in on display at Crewe Railway Station.
|18th April - 14th July 2018|
|Welsh Row (title to be confirmed)||Nantwich Research Group|
Research is currently being carried out for this exhibition. If you would like to find out how you can get involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|18th July - 13th October 2018|
|Kaleidoscope 3||Gordon Lancaster|
An exhibition of landscapes, buildings and townscapes in a variety of painting styles. This will be Gordon's third exhibition at the Museum.
|31st October - 6th January 2018|
|Battle of Nantwich (title to be confirmed)||Nantwich Museum Research Group||9th January - 24th February|
|The Face of Nantwich||Cath Kelly and Polly Walker|
Portraits of the people of Nantwich including some well known characters
|27th February - 14th April|
|Rotary Childrens' Art and Handwriting Competition||Nantwich Rotary Club||17th April - 2nd June 2018|
|Nantwich Buildings and Other Places||Simon Bowler|
Original drawings and prints in pen, ink and colour pencil
|5th June - 21st July 2018|
A group of non-professional textile artists who regularly meet in Nantwich
|23rd July - 1st September 2018|
|British Wildlife, or is it?||Cath Kelly |
An exhibition showing wildlife and domestic animals with a small quiz for viewers to guess if the animal is indigenous, domestic and or endangered.
|4th September - 27th October 2018|
|Representing the People||Nantwich Museum Research Group|
Celebrating 100 years of political representation of women in a Nantwich context
|30th October - 8th December 2018|