Maidstone Museum And Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum And Bentlif Art Gallery
St. Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1LH
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Cartoon Workshops

The brilliant Gary Northfield, cartoonist and author, has worked with the Beano, Dandy, Phoenix and National Geographic kids magazines. These workshops introduce his internationally renowned book series, Julius Zebra, and are full of drawing tips for budding young cartoonists from one of Britain's leading illustrators.

Sat 16 Jun

£15 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Exploring Textiles In Design

Following her previous sell-out courses, artist Anne Delacour will lead another 8 week course exploring the use of textiles to create beautiful and crazy pieces to wear or to display. Distress fabric, embellish it with faux diamonds, upcycle, bubble, stick, shrink! Some materials provided but start rummaging in your…

Thu 7 Jun

£80 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Thu 14 Jun

£80 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Thu 21 Jun

£80 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:30
…and 5 more dates until 26 Jul

Family Arts Award Day - Dinosaurs & Fossils

We're excited to offer children aged 5+ the opportunity to gain a 'Discover' Arts Award. Investigate different art forms, find out about dinosaurs and fossils, create a piece of art and share it, all in one day! Limited availability - just 15 spaces for children accompanied by an adult. All resources provided. A…

Sat 30 Jun

£20 / 01622 602838

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fossil Roadshow

Bring along your fossils to be identified by the Medway Fossil & Mineral Society. Handle amazing fossils, play fossil games and have your face painted ammonite-style! FREE entry - small charge for some activities

Sat 30 Jun

Free / 01622 602838

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Half Term Activities

Enjoy a week of creative workshops with a cartoon/comic theme this half term! Tuesday - Create your own comic strip Wednesday - Create a piece of pop art to hang on your wall Thursday - Make a flip book Friday - Become a Superhero by designing your own t-shirt with cape Suggested age 4 - 11 years Sessions at 10.30…

Tue 29 May

£3–£7 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Wed 30 May

£3–£7 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Thu 31 May

£3–£7 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Fri 1 Jun

£3–£7 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 14:00

Museum Lates: Cherry Ripe & Kentish Wares

Kentish Wares: Come and explore a range of stalls selling crafts and delicious local produce to taste and buy. The market is free to enter. Cherry Ripe (requires entry ticket): Hear from our curators about Maidstone's role as the centre of Cherry Brandy production and from Brogdale, home of the national Heritage Fruit…

Thu 28 Jun

£10 / 01622 602838

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Museum Lates: History Mystery

Meet the people who built, lived and worked in the Museum's buildings over the last 500 years! Titled, colourful, eccentric and sometimes tragic, they'll tell you their story. First tour at 6.30pm, second tour at 7.30pm Over 18's only

Thu 31 May

£10 / 01622 602838

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Paul Kidby: Discworld & Beyond

Paul Kidby is best known as the illustrator of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. This exhibition showcases the wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett's novels, including favourite characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and of course, Death! It also reveals Paul's own projects influenced by British…

Sat 30 Jun

£4 (Children £2; £10) / 01622 602838

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sustainable Crafts (Summer)

This is an exciting opportunity to give your trash a new lease of life. Join the eco-movement and create brand new products using common household waste items to help reduce waste in Maidstone! Transform old materials (newspapers, magazines, plastic bottles) into beautiful and unique items such as coasters, eco baskets…

Fri 8 Jun

£40 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Fri 15 Jun

£40 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Fri 22 Jun

£40 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Fri 29 Jun

£40 / 01622 602838

  • 10:30 – 12:00

Viva Leone

Traditional 35mm colour and black and white photographs of sets and locations used in Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti westerns.

Wed 30 May

Free / 01622 602838

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 May

Free / 01622 602838

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Jun

Free / 01622 602838

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 20 more dates until 24 Jun

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