2016 Events Programme

Unless otherwise shown, please contact us on 01242 237 431 or at artgallery@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk for more information or to reserve spaces.

Regular Family Event | Tots and Tales (term time only)

Monthly, first Wednesday  | The Foyle Learning Centre
10.30 – 11.15am | £1 per child
Have fun enjoying stories and crafts for pre-schoolers and their parents and carers.

Regular Family Event | Arty Sundays (term time only)

Monthly, last Sunday  | The Foyle Learning Centre
11am - 1pm |  £1 per child
Let loose your arty side at our family craft and art sessions inspired by our collections and exhibitions.

View more family events here

Regular Seniors Event | Drop-in painting club (term time only)

Monthly, on second Thursday | 10am – 12pm | Ages 60+ | £6
Come and explore painting and drawing techniques in this workshop. Bring your own materials; there will be a tutor on hand for friendly support and advice.

Regular Event | Arts and Crafts Movement Tour

On specific Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm | £5 per person
Discover The Wilson’s renowned Arts and Crafts Movement collection, with an insightful tour led by experienced Arts and Crafts Movement guide, Dave Walton. Please allow for at least 1 hour when attending the tour. Tour dates coming up soon:

July 2, 7, 16, 21, 30
August 4, 13, 18, 27
September 1, 10, 15, 24, 29
October 8, 13, 22, 27
November 3, 13, 17, 26
December 1, 10, 15, 22, 29

Regular event | Guided Tour of The Wilson

On specific Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm | £5 per person
Discover more about the history of The Wilson and its diverse collections. These fascinating 45 minute introductory tours are led by our gallery guides. Tour dates coming up soon:

July 9, 14, 23, 28
August 6, 11, 20, 25
September 3, 8, 17, 22
October 1, 6, 15, 20, 29
November 5, 10, 19, 24
December 3, 8, 17

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
Monthly Craft Workshops

Monthly, Fridays | 10am - 4pm | £variable
Join expert craft makers and producers for this special series of craft workshops. Run by members of The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, these one day workshops are a great way to try a new craft or develop an existing skill. Based in the Foyle Learning Centre at The Wilson, the workshops are run as small, informal sessions, with an emphasis on participants creating something to take home at the end of the day.

More details, including dates, prices can be found here.


6 October | 7– 8pm | £5

Aspiregers is a brand new company that spreads awareness of the Autistic spectrum through the use of captivating multimedia presentations. These presentations will entertain as well as educate audiences of a wide variety from public to private sector with light hearted comedy, music and motivational speaking.

Concrete Poetry Workshop

22 October | 10.30am – 2.30pm  | £30

The Shape of Love – concrete poetry workshop - With Anna Saunders and Andrew Morrison.
Please note this is a 2 day workshops, first session on the 22 October and the second session is on the 29 October.

The Art of Language in the Brain

3 November | 6 – 7pm  | £5

In this talk, Dr Nina Kazanina will demonstrate some of the processes that take place in the brain in a split second between when a soundwave hits the ear and when the listener extracts the message.

Art Shape Courses

We are delighted to support Art Shape in offering courses aimed towards adults facing disabling barriers to participation in traditional arts learning. To book, call 01452 863 855, or email bookings@artshape.co.uk.

Art for Enjoyment | Starts 12 January 2016 | Tuesdays 10.15am – 12.30pm | £56/£36 concession
Foyle Learning Centre

Taught by a practising artist, this course will help you explore your creative journey through drawing, painting, sculpture, print making and more.

Inspired Art | Starts 19 January 2016 | Tuesdays 1.15pm – 4pm | £36 / £25.20 concession + Materials £2 per week
Foyle Learning Centre

Another popular art course for those with some experience exploring visual arts, who are looking to learn more and develop their artistic skills. Delivered fortnightly and led by practising artist, Jane Calvert.

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Open daily 9.30am - 5.15pm
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431