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Octagon Gallery, Thornbury
From the 29th April to 24th May we are hosting an exhibition of artwork from The Hayward Gallery in London by an artist called Eduardo Paolozzi.
He was an internationally famous British Pop Artist, best known for his collages, sculptures and murals in Tottenham Court Road. This exhibition which is part of the Thornbury Art Trail is a set of prints called General Dynamic F.U.N.
Not to be missed.
The Octagon Gallery is to be found at the rear of The Castle School, Park Road, Thornbury. The gallery is open 9am-5pm weekdays with a late opening on the 1st May until 7pm.
The Castle School is a Specialist Visual Arts College and a centre of excellence for the visual arts.
St Mary Centre
In aid of tackling eating disorders, obesity and fussy eaters in early childhood, Jo Green is going public with her little chefs from the Magic of Food Cookery Classes. Come and see their showcase 11am to 1pm.
The programme will include:
☺ Working methods for getting your child on to the “healthy eating” idea, where Jo explains early building foundations etc.
☺ How is it all linked to using fresh ingredients and cooking from scratch!
☺ How this supports our local economy and the use of local food supplies!
☺ The need to reintroduce cookery skills in schools - Jo will integrate a school competition announcement for 4 winners.
For more information, please contact Jo Green below.
Morton Baptist Church, Horse Lane, Lower Morton, Thornbury BS35 1LF
Special Meeting: “The Design and Origin of Man”
Speaker: Professor Stuart Burgess
Professor Stuart Burgess BSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FRAeS has taught engineering design at Cambridge University and Bristol University. He has won many national awards for engineering design including the Turners Gold Medal and a Mollins Design Prize. He has published over 120 scientific articles on design in engineering and design in nature. He has seven patents and carried out design projects for industry including designing parts of rockets and spacecraft for the European Space Agency. He is author of several books. He has lectured in many countries including the USA and Japan.
This meeting is suitable for all ages and everyone is welcome. (It is not a ‘worship service’). Dr Burgess will give an audio-visual presentation and take questions in the chapel, and afterward free refreshments will be served in the schoolroom,... Read more >>
5–8pm, Church Road, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HJ
With food and refreshments, and a Birds of Prey display, plus local fire brigade.
For more information please call 01454 866760 or click below.
Alveston House Hotel
A networking meeting for members of the Castle School Premium Partners Scheme.
Castle School, Thornbury
Concert starts at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Just come along – donations on the door.
The concert features local musicians between the ages of 8–18.
For more information call 01454 415454 or click below.
Castle School, Thornbury
The 'scratch orchestra' day is an opportunity for players of orchestral instruments to come together and rehearse music in a single day for a concert that evening. The theme of the day is 'hits from the movies' so there will be lots of recognisable and fun pieces.
Rehearsals will be from 1-6:30pm (with regular breaks), and we will be performing at 7:30pm at Castle School.
There will be a number of pieces to learn and play, including Pirates of the Caribbean and lots of others you'll know and recognise.
We would like to get as many people performing with us as possible that day so if you've got some friends who play an orchestral instrument (strings, brass, wind or percussion) who can play to a standard approaching grade 5, make sure you let them know about it.
The day is open to musicians across Gloucestershire and Bristol.
The cost of the day will be £15 and enrolment forms are available - e mail below. We would be grateful if these could be returned by Sunday June 9th so... Read more >>
Alveston Youth Centre