Adult Education

Discover more about local or family history, explore fascinating museum objects and use our buildings and collections to inspire creative activities in our Adult Education programme.

To Book or request further information on courses at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shropshire Archives and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre contact: museumeducation@shropshire.gov.uk 01743 258881/258884 or ask at the front desk at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH 

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“the sweet, witty soul of Ovid”

Adult Education Course  with Martin Thorpe

The course aims to provide an introduction to the work of one of the most important and entertaining Roman poets, P Ovidius Naso (43 BC-AD17). No knowledge of Latin is required.

After setting Ovid in context – he grew up in the early years of the first emperor, Augustus- we shall look briefly at some of the his love poetry and then consider possible reasons for his exile from Italy. However, most of our time will be spent on his long epic poem, Metamorphoses, and for this you should buy one of the following translations:

A D Melville (Oxford World Classics)        David Raeburn (Penguin Classics)

Where: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, SY1 1LH

Dates: Tuesdays, 16th January to 13th March 2018 (no class on 20th February)

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Cost: £70.00

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Creative Writing in the Museum Vaults!

Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

 

A return to the Vaults! This course is a sequel to the course run by poet and writer Jean Atkin in 2015.

Poet Jean Atkin leads six new creative writing workshops to explore the catalogued, bottled, and taxidermied past, housed in the climate controlled stores of Ludlow Museum Resource Centre. Each workshop will last 2 hours, and will include a tour of the stores. Course participants will have access to handling objects and time to gain inspiration from a fascinating collection of art works, costumes and specimens.

Sessions include:

Writing Visions: a tour of the fine arts store, which contains paintings, early photographs, vintage advertisements and posters rich with atmosphere and unfinished stories. Clothing Ourselves: a tour of the Costume Store, a treasury of textiles, textures and hand-sewn skill, and The Deep Past: a tour of rare and marvellous geological and fossil specimens.

Jean Atkin is a published poet and experienced workshop leader who tutors for Arvon and The Poetry School. She will provide a series of imaginative prompts and exercises to help you develop new work and will also advise on editing and seeking publication. www.jeanatkin.com

Time:     10.30-12.30

Price:     £60 per person (includes refreshments)

Dates:   Thursdays x 6 sessions   8th February -15th March 2018

Venue:   Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, 7-9 Park Way SY8 2PG

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LATIN GRAFFITI

 

 

Would you like to know what the ordinary Romans wrote to each other and on their walls?

If so, come along on Thursday 15th February 2018 10.30am-12.30pm

to Shrewsbury Museum and Art gallery to find out!

No knowledge of Latin is required and the tutor will guide you through a fascinating collection of graffiti. You will learn to read the script which was in everyday use in Rome and the provinces of the Roman empire.

Your tutor Margaret Thorpe read Classics at Cambridge, specialising in Ancient History. She has much experience of teaching Latin and Classical Civilisation to adults in Shrewsbury.

Limited places so please book in advance

When: Thursday 15th February 2018

Time:   10.30-12.30

Where: Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Tutor:   Margaret Thorpe

Cost:     £16 to include refreshments

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We also run a learning and education programme for schools and families.