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Beginners Pastels

18 January, 10.00-12.00, £25.00

Beginners Pastels

Norman Cornish’ pastel technique is reminiscent of Toulouse, Lautrec & Degas, invoking the landscape and atmosphere of the mining community where he lived. Join artist Gavin Watson to learn how to create pastel drawings inspired by your surroundings and the current Norman Cornish exhibition. Booking will open shortly. 

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Developing a Personal Sketchbook

18 January, 1.30 - 4.00, Adult £35.00

Developing a Personal Sketchbook

Norman Cornish’ sketchbooks are an amazing record of the everyday beauty and stark realities of life in mining communities. This workshop will look at how he used his sketchbook as a filter on his world and how he developed his drawings into larger paintings. Sketching in and around the Museum, in this session you will learn how to develop a personalised sketchbook as a method of collecting and filtering the inspirational world around you.

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Tony Gadd Workshop

19 January, 1.00 - 3.00, Free, Booking required

Tony Gadd Workshop

Join performance poet Tony Gadd for a fun and informal writing workshop inspired by the Norman Cornish exhibition.

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Norman Cornish Gallery Talks

27 January, 2.15, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Norman Cornish Gallery Talks

Join Dr. Howard Coutts for a short introduction to the Norman Cornish exhibition.


Norman Cornish night at the Old Well Inn, Barnard Castle

30 January, from 8.30, Free drop in event

Norman Cornish night at the Old Well Inn, Barnard Castle

Join us for a special open mic night inspired by Norman Cornish. Performance poet Tony Gadd will headline, joined by poets reading their work created at the recent workshop and fantastic local musicians. This will be a popular evening, so be sure to get there early to get a seat.


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*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.

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