A Fragile Beauty:
Art on the Blackdown Hills 1909 to 1925
An exhibition of works by the Camden Town Group ~ Opens 25 March ~ Free entry
‘A Fragile Beauty: Art on the Blackdown Hills 1909 to 1925’ captures the beauty of this Somerset and Devon borderland in a period when the First World War was changing English society forever. The Camden Town Group initially painted contemporary urban life, but later they were drawn to the countryside, especially the Blackdown Hills. Read more.
Somerset Sisters in Song:
Cecil Sharp’s Women Folk Singers
Opens 14 January to 19 August ~ Free entry
Cecil Sharp, a London-based music teacher, began collecting Somerset folk songs in August 1903. This exhibition tells the story of the Somerset women who provided Sharp with hundreds of folks songs. It includes a selection of photographs provided by the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, English Folk Dance and Song Society. Read more and visit.
Rhyme Around the World
Summer of Fun
Rhyme Around the World is a lively and colourful exhibition of nursery rhymes opening at the Museum on Saturday 22 July.
This multi-sensory exhibition invites our young visitors to step straight into their favourite nursery rhymes. Families can discover new rhymes from around the world and explore how stories, song and rhyme are shared by generations across the world. Read more and visit.
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