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75th Anniversary of the New Town - Events in September

Virtual Timeline of Stevenage New Town Heritage

You can view the Virtual Timeline on the Stevenage Even Better website. Also available to see on the new bus hoarding.

Dates

Already launched.

Contact details

Email: arts.culture@stevenage.gov.uk

Schools project: Regeneration Ghosts

The museum is working with the Herts Cultural Education Partnership (HCEP), local schools and a creative practitioner to co-create work inspired by the town’s new town story. The work is funded by the Royal Opera House Bridge and local young people will be getting involved when they return to school in the autumn term.

Dates

Autumn term 2021, 6 September - 17 December.

Contact details

Email: Museum@stevenage.gov.uk
Telephone number: 07706 297842

DETAILS exhibition

The DETAILS project is a partnership project between Stevenage Borough Council and Milton Keynes Council, which tells the story of new towns and elevates the profile of our creative design heritage. SBC has commissioned Curl la Tourelle (Head Architecture) to research and illustrate our historic built environments, which will be featured in an online exhibition within the 75th anniversary period.

Dates

Month of September.

Contact details

Email: arts.culture@stevenage.gov.uk

Town Centre (Self-guided) Walking Tour

This Self-Guided tour shall take members of the community through historical parts of the New Town. This shall be designed and created as a information guide which people can use as they walk around the New Town.

Dates

Month of September.

Contact details

Email: arts.culture@stevenage.gov.uk

New Town; New Art project, featuring Nina Wakeford’s productions

New Town; New Art is an Arts Council funded project, commissioned by SBC, in partnership with Junction 7 Creatives and Focal Point Gallery, and commissioning Nina Wakeford to produce audio-visual and performance art installations on the cycleways with Stevenage’s LGBT+ community and local, emerging artists. The installations should materialise and be exhibited within the 75th anniversary.

Dates

Ongoing throughout September.

Contact details

Email: arts.culture@stevenage.gov.uk

This Girl Can Bootcamp (Funding successful)

75 Different exercises over the 16 weeks programme. Educational factor of women being involved in Sport & Exercise in the last 75 years.

Dates

September through to end of December - weekly sessions.

Contact details

Email: Lorna.Wormald@stevenage.gov.uk
Telephone number: 07874 874526

Dancing with light

A dancer, a photographer and local people got together earlier this year and danced with light in the museum. See what they made in this light filled photographic show capturing the joy of movement. A BEEE Creative project funded by the Arts Council.

Dates

1 September – 16 October.

Contact details

Email: Museum@stevenage.gov.uk
Telephone number: 07706 297842

Curiosity, an Exhibition by Hugh Tessier

Local sculptor celebrates the end of Covid restrictions with his show of curious structures, pictures and poems, to excite the spectator and see the world in a new light.

The artist, Hugh Tessier, says:

"The Museum has been shut to visitors since lockdown along with all leisure services in our Town, so the opportunity of re-opening with a Curiosity Show in our Museum, was just too good to miss.

The pandemic has exploded into our lives imposing massive restrictions and suffering, yet some good things like the NHS, like the community pulling together to fight for our lives, proves our motto ‘The Heart of Our Town Lies in its People’.

My work explores the abundance of things usually discarded or rejected, put to new purpose and meaning. The Arts have a vital role in our society - to enrich, to play, to laugh & sing, it should not be an exclusive luxury, but an inclusive expression of love of living.

I do hope you enjoy the Show - Sponsored by Turn The Tide Arts Project - I will be giving talks and tours on Saturday 25 September and 2 October 12-3pm, so do come and have a chat. And schools can book a free visit and workshop too; just contact the museum to find out more.

I would like to thank the Museum staff and Stevenage Borough Council, for their support."

Dates

22 September - 1 October 2021.

Contact details

Email: Museum@stevenage.gov.uk
Telephone number: 07706 297842