Visitors can get into the magical Christmas spirit at the Brampton Museum.
The Council’s arts and cultural officers have organised a festive-themed events programme which opens on 16 November and runs throughout December.
The main gallery is being transformed into a treasure trove of bespoke items as part of the annual “B(u)y Me for Christmas” exhibition which runs until 5 January 2020. A total of 30 artists are showcasing their creative abilities – people can buy exclusive gifts such as handmade jewellery, artwork, ceramics, textiles, metalwork and glass as well as bandanas and nose and paw balm for dogs.
Stunning artwork of the natural world, by Lyn Leech, is on display in the hall gallery until 12 January. Lyn, from Newcastle, uses freehand machine embroidery on hand-painted silk backgrounds to create textured “paintings” of landscapes, seascapes, gardens and the seasons.
Meanwhile, talented craftsman and Madeley resident Tim Brierley has put together an eye-catching window display – available from 23 November to 5 January – featuring wonderful pieces for the home made out of old tools and other random items including drills, binoculars, mallets and pliers.
Cllr. Mark Holland, Cabinet member for leisure, culture and heritage, said: “The Brampton
Museum is a brilliant place for families to visit all year round as there is always something
interesting to see, hear and do. The fact that admission is free and free parking is available is a real bonus. Christmas is a special time of year for many families and officers have made a fantastic effort, as usual, to create a great atmosphere. The lovely Victorian building certainly adds to that. The museum is definitely the perfect place to go with children or if you’re stuck for gift ideas and are looking for something a little different.”
**See also Baba’s What’s ON for a Festive event at the museum.