Enjoy the following events and exhibitions in February:
Life drawings and paintings by the Retford Art Society
To Saturday 7th March
Retford Art Society is unique in the area in offering regular life drawing sessions to its members and friends for over 20 years. Sessions are both tutored and untutored and are open to anyone who is over 16 years and is interested in developing their drawing and painting skills through this challenging and rewarding experience. Life drawings have timeless quality to them. This exhibition gives a taste of the work done by members and friends.
From Pilgrims to John Player Special
January to March 2020
This exhibitions looks at the impact of the exotic New World import, tobacco. From the luxury to social pastime and now health risk we explore our relationship with this pant over the past 400 years.
Mayflower macrame keyrings workshop
Saturday 15th February, 10.00am to 12.00pm
Make a macrame keyring. Join Rachel Carter in this two-hour practical workshop and have a go at a knotting technique that she will be using for her Mayflower commissions in this anniversary year. No need to book. Just drop in. For ages seven years plus and their families. 2020 marks 400 years since Pilgrims from Nottinghamshire set sail on the Mayflower for America. Mayflower 400 artist Rachel Carter has been tracing her Nottinghamshire ancestry while working on a new sculpture inspired by the Mayflower story. This event is organised by the Inspire Culture Learning and Libraries, Nottinghamshire.
Free half-term activities for children
17th, 19th, 20th and 21st February
This includes the always popular LEGO Day.
Guided tour of Amcott House
Thursday 27th February
Discover the story and secrets of Amcott House, which is home to Bassetlaw Museum. Find out about its previous owners and the transition from a private house to museum. Pay as much as you like. Booking is essential, call 01777 713749
Art for the terrified — art classes
Fortnightly on Saturdays
Friendly and relaxed art lessons for beginners, just take a pencil! Stay as long as you like, tea/coffee provided for a small donation. Suitable for ages 16 and over. The cost is £7.00 per person. For more information, call the museum on 01777 713749.