Want to find out more about winter wildlife in person? Visit the Museum on Saturday 2 December and explore the world of animals we see in our cities in the colder months with hands on activities, add your words to our wildlife poetry, discover how to have a more sustainable festive season and make a pledge for the planet.

We will have poetry workshop running all day (closing for an hour over lunch only). It will take place in our Discovery Room, in the lower gallery of the Museum. 

Drop-in, no need to book
All ages

 

Join us live on YouTube as we explore our urban wildlife in winter with fun facts from our collections, wildlife videos, and creations from the Young Zoologists Club. Then get your questions ready to ask our scientist, Dr Daniel Field, Curator of Ornithology here at the Museum, who will be on hand to answer all your winter birdlife queries.

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

Join us at Jesus College for Ink on Film, a programme of films celebrating the work of Madelon Hooykaas, including pieces made with her collaborator Elsa Stansfield. The screening will be followed by an in-conversation and Q&A with Hooykaas and the curators of Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends, introduced by Jonathan Tenny.

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

Space & Freedom (2019) creatively explores Li Yuan-chia’s original plans for the LYC Museum and his relationship with the Cumbrian landscape. Originally commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, the film is the result of extensive research into Li Yuan-chia’s own film archive. It mixes his 8mm footage, and previously undiscovered sound recordings, with contemporary HD footage and field recordings along with the musician Steve Beresford improvising with the images in a complex sound work.

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

To celebrate the opening of Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends, join artist Bettina Fung at West Court Gallery, Jesus College for a live drawing performance of Towards All & Nothing. This work has been developed through the processes of researching and remembering the work of Li Yuan-chia and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery.

To coincide with late night shopping, drop into our late opening. Discover a magical world of tiny fossils which can only be seen with a microscope, and use them as inspiration to make festive decorations to take home. Pop into our shop to pick up some last minute presents, and enjoy live festive music from a local choir.

 

 

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