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What's On Winter 2014

Exhibition and Events at Ceredigion Museum


Along with the permanent displays the museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

Exhibitions are free; there is a charge for some events.

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Ceredigion Museum
Santa Day
Join us for festive workshops, mulled wine and mince pies with musical entertainment and Santa in the museum cottage 11am - 1pm.

£3.50 to see Santa
EVENT: Santa Day
Saturday 13 December Museum Open 10am - 5pm
An evening of celebration and entertainment.
Christmas carols, delicious Christmas refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies.

Free
Santa day
EVENT: Christmas Concert
Friday 19 December 6pm
Santa day
Join us for festive workshops, mulled wine and mince pies with musical entertainment and Santa in the museum cottage 11am - 1pm.

£3.50 to see Santa
EVENT: Santa Day
Saturday 20 December Museum Open 10am - 5pm
Come one, come all, for a once in a lifetime chance to experience the museum’s collection as you’ve never seen it before.
Roll up, roll up and prepare to be marvelled by some of the world’s strangest curiosities.
Featuring the extraordinary flightless toothed bird, the unbelievable two headed calf and the astonishing tale of the tiny tailor. Be they truth or be they trick?
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Spectacular Sideshows
EXHIBITION: Spectacular Sideshows
11 October – 3 January
Out on the Town RETRO!
New ‘retro’ Discovery Boxes, created by Ceredigion youth groups.
Re-live the 50s, 60s and 70s; music, fashion, cinema, festivals and sport.

The FREE boxes will be available for community groups in 2015.
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EXHIBITION: Out on the Town RETRO!
24 October - 7 January
What would Shani Rhys James’ paintings look like if they were sculptures? Showing in the museum gallery together for the first time are the magical, dramatic and sculptural automata of the internationally acclaimed artist Shani Rhys James.

Not to be missed Cassandra’s Rant runs alongside the exhibition Distillation: a review of the artist’s work at the National Library of Wales opening 14th February - 23rd May 2015.
Cassandra's Rant
EXHIBITION: Cassandra's Rant
17 January - 14 March 2015
Shani Rhys James
An opportunity to find out more about the creative practice of artist Shani Rhys James and the inspiration for her automata.

Free
EVENT: Artist talk by Shani Rhys James
Saturday 24 January 2pm 2015
A high energy one man show featuring a plethora of dashing heroes, villainous rogues, vintage thrills and the greatest fictional sleuth of all time.

Don’t Go Into The Cellar! perform at venues across the United Kingdom. Their shows offer an original take on traditional Victorian and Edwardian theatre, combining authentic costumes and props with multimedia film, video and sound.

£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
EVENT: The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
Friday 30 January 7.30pm 2015
harvesting the Knowledge
Harvesting the Knowledge is a new creative collaboration between Ceredigion Museum and Tir Coed. The participants have been producing hand made wooden kitchen items to be sold at the Ceredigion Museum shop. Meet the participants as they showcase their work and enjoy some light refreshments and entertainment.
EVENT: Harvesting the Knowledge Product Launch
Saturday 7 February 2pm 2015
Response Time will be taking its unique form of performed response to art, space and environment to Ceredigion Museum responding to the exhibition of work by Shani Rhys James.

To be followed by the launch of the exhibition Distillation at the National Library of Wales 2.30pm.

Free
Performance by Response Time
© Keith Morris
EVENT: Performance by Response Time
Saturday 14 February 12pm 2015
Levers, Cranks and Shafts
Half term Activity inspired by the exhibition Cassandra's Rant by Shani Rhys James.

Making and building: the museum clocks and how they work. Using the shape of levers, cranks, shafts and other mechanisms, families can come along and build sculptures and drawings.

£3.50.
HALF TERM ACTIVITY: Levers, Cranks and Shafts
Monday 16 February Drop In: 11am - 4pm 2015
Half term Activity inspired by the exhibition Cassandra's Rant by Shani Rhys James.

Ever wondered how basic robotics works? Come and build funky little robots with Aberystwyth University Computer Sciences department.

£3.50
Funky Robots
HALF TERM ACTIVITY: Funky Robots
Tuesday 17 February Drop In:11am - 4pm 2015
Dolls Houses
Half term Activity inspired by the exhibition Cassandra's Rant by Shani Rhys James.

Shani’s work is very theatrical, referencing objects and moments from her childhood and family life.

Come and create a dolls house and characters to play with.

£3.50.
HALF TERM ACTIVITY: Dolls Houses
Wednesday 18 February Drop In: 11am - 4pm 2015
Adventure Film Night Seaside Donkey

Join us for the world premiere of Seaside Donkey: The tale of a 1000 mile journey around Wales with Chico the donkey. The film is by travel writer Hannah Engelkamp and adventure filmmaker Rhys Thwaites Jones, both of whom will be available to chat with the audience.

Booking essential £7.00 (Consessions£6.00)
Seaside Donkey
EVENT: Adventure Film Night
Friday 27 February 7pm 2015
Eat Your Words
A display of ceramics from the museum collection which feature words, poems and statements, that celebrate food for thought, special occasions and rituals. Working with our Youth Group, and in partnership with the Aberystwyth University School of Art Ceramics Department, we will explore the inter-relationship between the written word and ceramics.

In February 2015, the youth group will also develop a word and ceramics exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, where they will interpret the School of Art’s collection of 1970s craft pottery.
EXHIBITION: Eat Your Words
17 January - 14 March 2015
Ship paintings from the museum collection For hundreds of years Ceredigion looked to the sea as its main direction of travel and contact. Ceredigion Museum holds an outstanding collection of ship paintings. Who travelled on those ships and where did they go? Over the course of 2015 and 2016 the museum will be delving into the archives to find out more about these iconic ships and the legacy they left behind.

The project will culminate in bringing a tall ship to Ceredigion in the summer of 2016. If you or your community would like to get involved please contact museum@ceredigion.gov.uk.
On Board
EXHIBITION: On Board
28 March - 27 June 2015
Prevous Years