Burton Art Gallery; August.

Summer is still here, and so is that fantastic exhibition at the Burton, right through this month of August, into September and only comes to an end on 1st October, so we all have plenty of time to enjoy the Big Friendly Giant in all his glory. Children of all ages can take part in lots of Workshops throughout August.

On the 18th you can make rhymes and poems just like Roald Dahl at the ‘Dirty Beasts Rhymes day’, and on the 25th more ‘Revolting Rhymes and illustrations’ take place, and you can create a swigpill of poems and paintings.

So lots of fun with the BFG looking on to make sure you create something quirky, (and possibly quite disgusting…) Quentin Blake’s illustrations are all around you, and the Shop has everything you might want to take home as a souvenir of the whole wonderful show. Make sure you have a copy of the Burton’s latest brochure so you will know the times and cost of each of the Workshops. They all start at 9.00 a.m. and some end at 12.00, but others go on until 4.00 p.m. Booking is best, phone number given below.

Get ready to buy your tickets for September 2nd when there is to be an Outdoor Cinema event showing the original 1982 animated BFG film. Picnic, blanket, chairs, warm clothing – it starts at 7.45 (gate open at 6.30), so may be a little chilly by then. They suggest you wear something BFG themed, so there’s something to prepare for. It all takes place in Victoria Park, next to the Burton. Tickets from the Burton: buy now at £8 adult, £5 children – on the night: £10 and £8.

It seems the school holidays are well catered for, but don’t forget Crafty Kids at The Burton every Monday from 10am to12pm. for pre-school children and their parents. Just £1 donation per child.

The Museum, Craft Gallery, Shop and Cafe du Parc are all there for your pleasure. Entry is free. Opening hours are10am to 5pm (August only) Monday to Saturday, but Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

Diana Warmington,

Friends of the Burton Art Gallery & Museum.

Tel: 01237 471455 www.theburton.org info@theburton.org

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