Royal Pump Rooms Guide Feb - Apr 2011

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Your essential guide to the exhibitions and events and The Royal Pump Rooms Art Gallery and Museum from February to April 2011.

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    ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMeXHIBITIONS

    GrOund LeveL17 February 10 April

    Ground Level explores how contemporary art, mapping and cartography collide.

    Traditionally the role of the cartographer has been to produce a geographically precise and impersonal description of the landscape. However, cartography has rarely been a wholly objective enterprise. As technology grants access to satellite imagery the cartographers work has moved further into contested areas, such as ownership, rights to land, and the flows of people.

    The exhibition brings together the work of international contemporary artists who have explored this subject. By creating their own maps and surveys their work puts forward idiosyncratic readings of language, peoples, signs and geography.

    Ground Level, Curatorial Open II is curated by Kit Hammonds, winner of the 2010 Hayward CuratorialOpen, a platform for innovative curatorship in the uK. Ground Level is the second in a series of Hayward Touring Curatorial Open exhibitions. This Hayward Touring exhibition has been selected anddeveloped in partnership with John Hansard Gallery;

    QuAd, derby; Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno andLeamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum.

  • ART GALLeRY & MuSeuM eXHIBITIONS

    Center For Land use Interpretation. The Hydraulic Models of the Army Corps of Engineers, 2010

    GrOund LeveLLunchtime TalkFriday 18 February, 1 1.30pm

    Join Chloe Johnson, Senior Curatorial Officer, for an introduction to the Ground Level exhibition. This 30-minute event is part of our regular Friday Focus programme.

    Free, no need to book

    I LOve LeAMInGTOnTuesday 22 February, 11am 4pm

    Join artist Anna Francis to photograph the Parade and create posters which will show an unusual side to Leamington Spa. These posters will go on display in the Art Gallery.

    8 per personrecommended for ages 15 18 yearsPlaces are limited, please call 01926 742700Payment required to confirm booking

  • ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMeVeNTS

    SOnIC WOrKSHOP FOr AduLTSSaturday 5 March, 10.30am 4.30pmSaturday 12 March, 10.30am 4.30pm

    Take inspiration from the Ground Level exhibition and join artist Cormac Faulkner to experiment with sound and photography during this two day workshop. The results of these sound works will be showcased in the Art Gallery and launched during a Friday Focus lunchtime talk at 1pm on Friday 18 March.

    20 per person, for two workshopsPlaces are limited Please call 01926 742700 Payment required to confirm booking

    AnIMATe!Saturday 19 March, 11am 4pm Work with a professional film maker to create animated films inspired by the Ground Level exhibition. The results will be screened as part of our Thursday Flickers programme.

    6 per personAges 12 16 yearsPlaces are limited, please call 01926 742700Payment required to confirm booking

  • ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMeVeNTS

    Jewellery Workshop for Adults Saturday 2 April, 10.30am 4.30pm Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum has organized a range of affordable arts and crafts events for adults, titled CRAFT STUDIO. This jewellery workshop will encourage participants to experiment with a range of materials and techniques.

    10 per personPlaces are limited, please call 01926 742700Payment required to confirm booking

    GrOund LeveL Curators TalkThursday 7 April, 6.30 7.30pm

    Curator Kit Hammonds will talk about the ideas and inspiration behind the works that appear in the Ground Level exhibition.

    3 per person (free entry to FLAG members and students)Places are limited, please call 01926 742700Payment required to confirm booking

  • ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMReGuLAR eVeNTS

    Performance video by Jackdaw with Crowbar

    FrIdAY FOCuSFridays at 1pm Spring programme 21 January 25 March

    Learn something new in your lunch break! Friday Focus lunchtime talks cover a wide range of topics. Come and discover some of the fascinating

    facts and stories behind our exhibits. The talks are informal and last about 15 minutes.

    COLLeCTIOn COnneCTIOn

    Local personalities are regularly asked by the Art Gallery & Museum to choose their favourite exhibit. The participants talk about the exhibit and why they selected it during a special Friday Focus.

    THurSdAY FLICKerSThursdays, 6.30 7.30pm Spring programme 3 March 28 April

    Watch and discuss films and videos made by local film makers and artists. You can also follow our Thursday Flickers blog at http://thursdayflickers.blogspot.com. If you would like to screen your work email tammy.woodrow@warwickdc.gov.uk.

    These regular events are free, there is no need to book. Please ask at the art gallery reception desk or visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/royalpumprooms for current programmes.

  • ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMfamily events

    ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMfamily events

    Half Term Art ClubThursday 24 February, 2 4pm

    Create imaginary maps using a wide range of collage materials. Art Club sessions last 30 minutes; they start at 2, 2.45 and 3.30pm.

    Free, drop in and join inrecommended for ages 6 12 years

    Storytelling eventSaturday 16 April, 12noon 2pm

    Come and listen to stories about legends in Leamington Spa. This storytelling event celebrates culture in the run up to the Olympics 2012.

    Free, drop in and join inSuitable for the whole family

    easter Art ClubThursday 21 April, 2 4pm

    Get creative and make a memory box for your journeys. Art Club sessions last 30 minutes; they start at 2, 2.45 and 3.30pm.

    Free, drop in and join inrecommended for ages 6 12 years

    eventsMost family events are free and are delivered on a drop in basis. There is no need to book but at busy times you may be asked to wait. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • ART GALLeRY & MuSeuMfamily events

    Art Cart family funLast Saturday of each month, 1 - 3pm

    Join us for family art and craft sessions in the galleries using our mobile Art Cart. Create your very own artwork to take home.

    Free, drop in and join inrecommended for children up to 12 years

    The Art Cart is also available during normal opening hours. explore its drawers and pockets to discover lots of activities inspired by the displays.

    Haddies Gallery Join Haddie the circus elephant and explore our family gallery to discover what life was like for a child in Victorian Leamington Spa. enjoy fun interactive exhibits, dressing up and activity sheets.

    Haddies Trails for Under 5sHaddies Trails are designed to help families with young children to explore the displays. The trails can be collected from the art gallery desk. There are four different themes to try.

  • SCHOOLS

    Our schools resource Barnaby Bear Goes Travelling is a Geography Project linked to Art & design. It is ideally suited to Years 1 and 2.

    This Victorian horse and cart toy is featured on the Toys and Games website www.windowsonwarwickshire.org.uk/spotlights/toysandgames

    SCHOOLS reSOurCeS

    We offer resources for teachers to lead school visits on a number of curriculum topics for key stages 1 and 2.

    Follow a trail around the gallery, or use our free activity boxes which cover World War II, Ancient egypt, the Victorians and Geography.

    We also have two online schools resources, A Walk Around Victorian Leamington Spa and Toys and Games. These are available within the spotlights section of the Windows on Warwickshire website, www.windowsonwarwickshire.org.uk

    All schools resources are free. For more information or to book a visit please telephone Roz Crampton on 01926 742700.

  • AddITIONAL INFORMATION

    e. Mary Podmore. Flurry, watercolour on paper

    JOIn Our MAILInG LISTIf you would like to join our free mailing list and receive regular updates about our events and exhibitions, please call 01926 742700 or email prooms@warwickdc.gov.uk

    OnLIne COLLeCTIOnSYou can explore Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museums collections online. All 11,000 items in our wide ranging collections have been added to an electronic archive including over 5,000 images. To access the online collections visit www.lsagmcollections.org.uk. You can also access the website from the computers in the galleries.

    Become a fan of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum on Facebook and read regular posts about all the latest news and events.

    FrIendS OF LeAMInGTOn SPA ArT GALLerY & MuSeuM (FLAG)FLAG support the Art Gallery & Museum, particularly by helping to fund the purchase and conservation of works of art. FLAG also organise a programme of events and visits. They always welcome new members. To find out more, please contact Maureen Chapman on 01789 840703 or visit www. friendsofleamingtonartgallery.co.uk

  • AddITIONAL INFORMATION

    Armonico Consorts main choir. For more information please visit www.armonico.org.uk

    ArTS deveLOPMenT ServICeThe Arts development Service associated with Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum provides advice, advocacy and support for artists and arts organisations who work and/or live within Warwick district. Please call 01926 456231, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/royalpumprooms or email mair.evans@warwickdc.gov.uk for more information.

    ArTS On Our dOOrSTePArts on our Doorstep is a new scheme that will enable local people to bring arts to the heart of communities across rural Warwick district and Rugby Borough. Practical advice and support alongside resources up to the value of 5,000 will be provided to help local groups and individuals to organize exciting and innovative small arts projects within their community. Visit www.warwickshireleader.net/artsonourdoorstep for more information.

    CuLTure In WArWICK dISTrICTTo find out about events and activities taking place across Warwick district go to www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/

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  • CONCeRTS AT THe ROYAL PuMP ROOMS

    InTernATIOnAL STrInG QuArTeT SerIeS PrOMOTed BY LeAMInGTOn MuSIC

    dAnISH QuArTeTFriday 25 February, 7.30pmMozart Quartet K465, Nielsen Quartet No 1, Beethoven Quartet Op 127

    MArTInu QuArTeT Friday 18 March, 7.30pmMozart Quartet K590, Martinu Quartet No 5, dvorak Quartet Op 106

    Tickets on sale at the Visitor Information Centre in the Royal Pump Rooms and the Bridge House Theatre. Call 01926 776438 or see www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk Full details from www.leamingtonmusic.org.

    Friday April 29, 7.30pmPrIMrOSe PIAnO QuArTeTMahler, dvorak and Brahms

    Saturday 30 April, 12noonPIATTI STrInG QuArTeT, GOTTTLIeB WALLISCH piano Smetana and Brahms

    Saturday 30 April, 7.30pmZeMLInSKY STrInG QuArTeT, JITKA CeCHOvA pianoSmetana, Brahms and dvorak

    Sunday 1 May, 12 noonLuCIe SPICKOvA mezzo soprano, LAdA vALeSOvA piano Brahms, dvorak, Mahler and Novak

    Sunday 1 May, 7.30pmSMeTAnA PIAnO TrIONovak, dvorak and Brahms

    Monday 2 May, 12.30pmGOTTLIeB WALLISCH pianoBrahms, Strauss and Liszt

    Monday 2 May 7.30pmGeMMA rOSeFIeLd cello and friendsStrauss, Brahms and more

    Tuesday 3 May, 12 noon,MAdeLeIne MITCHeLL violin, nOrIKO OGAWA pianodvorak, Suk, Brahms and Kreisler

    Tuesday 3 May, 7.30pmenSeMBLe 360dvorak, Strauss and Brahms

    LeAMInGTOn MuSIC FeSTIvAL WeeKend

  • The Assembly Rooms about 1920

    OTHeR SeRVICeS AT THe ROYAL PuMP ROOMS

    THe ASSeMBLY rOOMSThe Assembly Rooms are available for hire for concerts, weddings, parties and conferences. Please call redcliffe Catering on 01926 313774 for details.

    regular events include:

    CerOC dAnCInGevery Monday, 7.30pmA popular partner dance similar to salsa, but without the complicated footwork! Beginners are welcome.

    For more information please contact John Baker on 07736472597

  • The Royal Pump Rooms about 1950

    vISITOr InFOrMATIOn CenTreLeamington Visitor Information Centres helpful staff have a wealth of local knowledge and can provide information and advice for visitors and residents alike, including about guided walks and tours, things to see and do, and where to eat and shop.

    LIBrArY & InFOrMATIOn ServICeThe Library is located in the beautifully converted public swimming pool. The historic surroundings house the very latest in computer and research technology.

    TeA rOOMSThe present Tea Rooms offer a menu including lunches, a range of cakes and pastries and tea and coffee. The image below shows how the Tea Rooms used to look about 1950.

    OTHeR SeRVICeS AT THe ROYAL PuMP ROOMS

  • dIReCTIONS

    HOW TO FInd uSLeamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum is in the Royal Pump Rooms, on The Parade, opposite Jephson Gardens.

    If travelling by car, leave the M40 at Junction 13 and follow directions into Leamington Spa on the A452. Follow signs for the town centre. The Royal Pump Rooms is a 10 minute walk from Leamington Spa Railway Station. There are direct rail services from London Marylebone, Birmingham, Oxford and Coventry.

    PArKInGThere is limited parking outside the Royal Pump Rooms. Parking is reserved for disabled visitors approximately 10 metres from the entrance. Coach parking is available on Newbold Terrace approximately 50 metres from the building.

    ACCeSSThe art gallery is on one level and the museum is on two levels accessible by stairs and chairlift. There is wheelchair access throughout the building, including toilets. For more information please telephone 01926 742700 or ask at the art gallery reception desk.

  • Art Gallery & Museum Opening Hours

    Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.30am 5pmThurs 1.30pm - 8pmSun & Bank Hols 11am - 4pmMon Closed

    Open Bank Holiday Mondays(except Christmas and New Year)

    Facilities & Services Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum 01926 742700

    Visitor Information Centre 01926 742762

    Leamington Library 01926 742721/742722

    Tea Rooms 01926 313774& Assembly Rooms

    CONTACT uS AT:Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

    Royal Pump RoomsThe Parade

    Leamington SpaCV32 4AA

    www.warwickdc.gov.uk/wdc/royalpumprooms email prooms@warwickdc.gov.uk

    Art Gallery & Museum Opening HoursTues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10.30am 5pmThurs 1.30pm 8pmSun & Bank Hols 11am 4pmMon Closed

    Open Bank Holiday Mondays(except Christmas and New Year)

    AdMISSION FRee