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Shrewsbury’s Quarry: Past and Future
18 November, 2018Free
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery and the Quarry play host to a day of free interactive talks, creative activities and a walk focused on Shrewsbury’s popular 29 acre historic park. The following activities will be taking place throughout the day:
Shrewsbury’s Quarry: Origins and Legacy – Vaughan Suite 11:00am to 12:00pm. Booking required.
Delivered by garden historian Advolly Richmond, this illustrated talk considers how the Quarry has functioned as an important social space since the 16th century and asks how that legacy might be developed for future local communities.
Walking the Quarry – meeting place and time 1pm main entrance by the Quarry lodge. Booking required.
A guided tour of the park with Advolly Richmond.
Crafting the Quarry – Walker Suite 11:30am to 2:30pm. No booking required, but room capacity is limited.
A family friendly drop in print making session with visual artist Jamila Walker, using natural found objects from the Quarry. Open to all ages,all children must be accompanied, no artistic skills required.
Playing the Quarry in Shakespeare’s England – Vaughan Suite 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Booking required.
A little known fact about the quarry is its references within literature. This is an informal workshop about the Quarry’s hidden theatrical and literary past with Dr Anna Mackenzie and Dr Liz Oakley-Brown from Lancaster University.
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