Lubaina Himid


Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer.

Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts, chances to handle museum collections or make something special in our Makerspace and to explore our Egyptian Balcony.

Group Tours - We can also arrange an exclusive tour especially for your group for which there is a small charge. Please contact             Steve Walker on 01772 906194 to find out more.

Egyptian Balcony Tour

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Saturdays 12 May, 9 June & 14 July

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This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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Dying Matters Special Event

Special Event
Friday 18 May
11am - 2.30pm

The Harris is proud and privileged to lend its support to Dying Matters Awareness Week by hosting this Yodo (you only die once) special event.   Ten objects from the Harris collections, carefully selected by St Catherine’s Hospice and our curators, will help stimulate discussion, memories, experiences and reflections on dying, death and bereavement.

Free, drop in. Everyone welcome

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Art Zoo

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Saturday 26 May
10.00am - 4.00pm

Art Zoo breaks down the barriers between artists and audiences.

Art Zoo is part performance, part installation, and part living sculpture. It is an absurdist event that will give visitors to the Harris a glimpse into an exciting and vibrant world.

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Art, People and Protest

Lubaina Himid. Drowned Orchard Secret Boatyard: Tools, Box, Basket, Hairstyles (2014). Installation view. Hard Times, Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, 2018. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Denise Swanson FBIPP

Wednesday 30 May
6.00 - 8.00pm

Join artist Chantal Oakes to explore how you can use art and culture to make your ideas more powerful.

Everyone welcome. 

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Stop. Notice. Create

Friday 1 June
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Join mindful arts organisation The Owl and the Coconut to Stop. Notice. Create. Adding a creative mindful pause to your day.

Aimed at adults.  All Welcome.   Free.   Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite.

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People Are Poetry

Saturday 2 June
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Join Chanje Kunda for a creative writing workshop as a celebration of the self.

We are all marvellous.
Little bodies, big bodies, everybody.
People are poetry.

Cost? Free. Booking essential on Harris Eventbrite

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