Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

friends01Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer!

Choose from:
A Taste of the Harris - bite-sized lunchtime introductions to the Harris collections, art styles, history and more. Every Wednesday (and selected Saturdays) from 12.30pm (30 minutes),

Explore ... In-depth talks, tours and workshops. Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts. Selected Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, from 2pm. (45 minutes - 2 hours)

Specials -
extend your knowledge of art or history with talks from academics, historians or artists, or celebrate auspicious dates/festivals at one of our takeover days.

 

Art Talk: Two of a Kind

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery's Fine Art Gallery

Wednesday 24 September

A Taste of the Harris
Join us for a closer look at two of the paintings in the Harris collection as we compare and contrast the works, the artists and the times they were created in. This time: Pauline and Hannibal's Sister.

What time? 12.30-1pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in

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Tour: The Harris - An Architectural Gem!

Photo of outside of the Harris building

Thursday 25 September

Explore ...
Find out more about the fascinating architecture and history of the striking Grade 1 listed Harris building which houses our fabulous collections.

What time? 2-2.45pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.

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Tie-dyeing workshop with Glennis Hulme

Tie-dye silk by Marian Clayden

Saturday 27 September

To celebrate the opening of our latest fashion exhibition,
Marian Clayden: A Dyer's Journey Through Art and Fashion, join textile artist, Glennis Hulme to find out more about tie-dying techniques such as Shibori, and have a go at creating your own piece of tie-dye!

Glennis will be on hand until 4pm to talk about/demonstrate various tie-dyeing techniques.


If you create your own piece of tie-dye, please note that you will need to pick it up between 3pm and 3.30pm as we need to rinse it first!

What time? 12.30-4pm
Cost? Free
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in
Ages? All ages

 

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This week's events

Wed 24th, 12.30-1pm
Art Talk: Two of A Kind - Pauline & Hannibal's Sister

Thurs 25th, 2-2.45pm
Tour: The Harris-An Architectural Gem

Sat 27th, 11-11.40am
Family Egyptian Balcony Tour
Ages 7+ with an adult
£1/50p, book on 01772 905414

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