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‘dear Nature’s child’ - William Curtis: the fascinating story of one of the greatest naturalists of the 18th century
01 June - 20 July 2019
Born in Alton in 1746 into a Quaker family, William Curtis was to become one of the centuries most original and pioneering minds in the study of native plants and insects. His fascination with the...
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Fluidity: An Exhibition by Paula Paton
01 - 29 June 2019
Paula Paton is a fine artist trained and graduated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Conceptual glass was the subject in which Paula earned her degree, but has since...
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Jane Austen: The Chawton Years 1809-1817: A Talk by Janet Johnstone
27 June 2019
A talk including readings from Jane Austen’s letters and family memoirs, illustrating how Jane Austen, her mother, sister Cassandra and friend Martha Lloyd passed their days while living at Chawton,...
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American Eden: A talk by author Victoria Johnson
4 July 2019
This talk focuses on Victoria Johnson's research into Dr David Hosack, the creator of America's first public botanical garden, and how he was influenced by the Alton-born botanist William Curtis....
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Tony Cole Photography
06 July - 31 August 2019
Tony Cole is a local amateur photographer who simply has a passion for taking photos. Whether it’s capturing wildlife, a band performing on stage or a special event, it’s the challenge in getting that...
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Declassified: An exhibition by Hampshire Sculpture Trust
27 July - 07 September 2019
This exhibition showcases contemporary sculpture and related artworks by members of Hampshire Sculpture Trust in response to objects held in the collections of the Allen Gallery and Curtis Museum....
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Declassified: A talk about the exhibition by Hampshire Sculpture Trust
3 August 2019
The talk will be given by practising sculptors Peter Hardy, Julie Parker and Stephen Towns from Hampshire Sculpture Trust. Exhibitions are often accompanied by text supplied by curators who take a...