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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
Ceredigion Museum
Due to popular demand, we’ve changed our opening hours so we can offer a service that includes Sundays:

Tuesday - Saturday
10.30am - 4pm

12pm - 4pm
Our Opening Hours Have Changed!
beginning Saturday 28 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
On Board
28 March - 28 June 2015
Exhibition Opening
You are warmly welcome to join us for the opening of On Board, showcasing the museum’s seafaring collection and the creative contribution of the coastal communities involved in our exciting Gospel Ship project; exploring the sea and our sense of belonging in Ceredigion.

We hope to be shouting “all aboard!” for real when we sail a tall ship bearing these creative contributions around Cardigan Bay in 2016.

Come and find out how you can get involved!

EVENT: On Board Opening
Friday 27 March 7.30pm
Easter Holiday Activities inspired by the exhibition On Board

Come one, come all, on our amazing sea faring adventure. Get creative whatever your age and help us ready our giant ships, the ‘Credo’ and the ‘Montage’ for their maiden voyage. Enjoy ludicrously large drawing, magnificent montage and gigantic jotting!

TALL SHIPS, Small ships
EVENT: TALL SHIPS, Small ships
Wednesday 1 April Drop In: 2pm - 4pm
Pirate Party
Easter Holiday Activities inspired by the exhibition On Board

Come along for some pirate party skulduggery - arts activities, dressing up and pirate play. All landlubbers welcome

EVENT: Pirate Party
Friday 10 April Drop In: 11am - 1pm
Stories of the incomers to Mid Wales in the 1970s

Due to the popularity of our 2014 exhibition Towards the West, a Varied Crowd the Friends of Ceredigion Museum have published a book containing all the memories and photographs featured in the exhibition of those who travelled West in search of the good life.
The goats! The muck! The heartbreak! The parties!

Please join us for an afternoon of memories and music to celebrate the launch of the must have book of 2015.
Towards The West, a Varied Crowd
EVENT: Book Launch Towards The West, a Varied Crowd
Saturday 18 April 2pm
The Crow and the Canary
Museums at Night The Crow and the Canary

A curious encounter between the crow lady of the Ceredigion Otherworld and the Poet from No Man’s Land. This is the story of the meeting between Dylan Thomas and the fairy tale collector Myra Evans, whose stories and family were a significant influence on the poet’s life and work. Pieced together from oral history and interviews with family members, in a unique storytelling and music collaboration by Peter Stevenson.

£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)
EVENT: Museums at Night
Friday 15 May 7pm
Stories of Emigration

Journey alongside emigrants who left Ceredigion during the 19th Century in search of a better life. Take a closer look at the individuals who emigrated as their story is illustrated with museum objects, documents, photographs and maps. Where did they go? What did they take with them and how did they find life in their new homes?

Stories of Emigration
DISPLAY: Sail Away
22 May - 2 August
North of the Sun
Adventure Travel Night North of the Sun

North of the Sun is a documentary about following the dream. Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in th isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. Why? Because the remote bay holds a well-kept secret; some of the world’s finest surfing waves. Adventure Travel Night is curated by adventure travel writer Hannah Engelkamp and filmmaker Rhys Jones. @seasidedonkey.

£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)
EVENT: Adventure Film Night
Friday 5 June 7pm
An Evening of Sea Shanty performances

Sea shanties spread across the seas on ships from many different countries. Shanties were used for the hard work aboard ships and the sentiments they expressed were universal.

Enjoy an evening of maritime entertainment by local performers.

£7.00 (Concessions £6.00)
Songs of the Sea
EVENT: Songs of the Sea
Friday 25 June 7pm
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
Prevous Years