Become a Friend of the Swindon Museumand Art Gallery

For only £10 a year, you can become a Friend and come along to our talks, join us on trips out to places like The Royal Academy and Pallant House Gallery, there's always something going on. To become a Friend or find out more about us, go to the website www.friendsofsmag.org

Monday, 14 October 2013

Autumn Talks 24th October and 22nd November






 Chris Penny will be talking about Saving Silbury Hill on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm in the Art Gallery

 Join Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery on their monthly talk for October, Saving Silbury Hill by Chris Penny.


Chris Penny from the National Trust will talk about the partial collapse of Silbury Hill. The 131 feet high man made mound that survived intact for 4,500 years before tunnels dug by treasure hunters and archaeologists weakened its structure.

His talk will cover how the weaknesses were analysed and how it was repaired in time unlike its neighbour at Marden Henge which collapsed and disappeared 200 years ago.

Ticket Prices: £4.50, Friends of SM&AG £3.50 - on sale from the Museum & Art Gallery
 November's Friends talk is by Erik Burnett-Godfree - 

An evening with the Swindon Collection 

Friday 22 November, 8pm


Photo: November's Friends talk is by Erik Burnett-Godfree - An evening with the Swindon Collection 
Friday 22 November, 8pm

Erik Burnett-Godfrey will talk about some of the best paintings currently on display in the Art Gallery.  For those of you who remember his weekly lunchtime talks at the gallery, during the 80’s & 90’s, this is an event that should not be missed as he brings to life the backgrounds and techniques to the paintings and shows how the artists set out to inform and entertain us with their work. 
Erik has also worked as director of Swindon Arts, Co-ordinator for the Big Screen and as a reporter for BBC Wiltshire.

The talk will be preceded by the AGM of the Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery which will start at 7pm.

Ticket Prices: £4.50, Friends of SM&AG £3.50


 

Erik Burnett-Godfree will talk about some of the best paintings currently on display in the Art Gallery. For those of you who remember his weekly lunchtime talks at the gallery, during the 80’s & 90’s, this is an event that should not be missed as he brings to life the backgrounds and techniques to the paintings and shows how the artists set out to inform and entertain us with their work.
Erik has also worked as director of Swindon Arts, Co-ordinator for the Big Screen and as a reporter for BBC Wiltshire.

The talk will be preceded by the AGM of the Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery which will start at 7pm.

Ticket Prices: £4.50, Friends of SM&AG £3.50


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