Photography exhibition and talk

Part-time community development worker, Stephen McLaughlin, presented his photos of a Volkswagen camper club’s enthusiasts as a prelude to the possible start of a Meadows Camera Club, at the Meadows Art Gallery.
A 10 week course may well start in April.


Peace in 1919 exhibition

20140206-195341.jpgThe latest exhibition at the Meadows Art Gallery is about peace, picking on the years of 1919, 1938 and today.
20140206-195804.jpgIn that final year waiting to be de-mobbed, soldiers filled their time in many ways, including drawing. The curator’s Dad collected a lot of drawings from friends in his book, an example of which is shown.
Magazines from 1939 were on display, including an advert that has not grown in stature with time. As the exhibition was on, local office workers brought in a pamphlet from WWI that they’d found whilst tidying up.
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One of the cartoons from the pamphlet –

NEMTRA Cttee meeting

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Working hard and in a lot of detail to get things done.
Pleased with Meadows in Bloom inspection.
Visitors to Meadows Art Gallery has picked up.
Decommissioning of stacked maisonettes had been going well but some things to pick up on.
Outing to Skegness planned.
Hopes for new running of Portland Leisure Centre discussed.
Nearly all had attended Armed Forces Day and enjoyed it.

puppet exhibition in the pavilion

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Pat Thomas of Meadows Art Gallery writes –

There is a puppet exhibition in the Queens Walk Park Pavilion.
About 40 puppets, scenery and scripts are on display.
Each has a purpose: fruits of my puppeteering over 15 years gathered there.
Good King Wenceslas, the Boot family, King Charles, the Qweenies, Greythorn the dragon as well as a basket of puppets for children to play with.
I’m happy to tell stories or answer questions about puppet making or shows, but if you bring a group, please let me know.

Usual opening times – Tuesday, Thursday, from 1pm till 4 pm and Saturday 11am till 1pm.
Photo shows the Boot family.