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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Lyme Regis Artsfest 2012

This year's Lyme Regis ArtsFest takes place from Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th September, at venues around the town. The Museum is hosting the following events:

Art Workshop, Wednesday 12 September
Drop in free 11am - 4pm
Get creative with local artist Jennie Pearson! Bring your sketchbook or camera (there will be collage materials available if you prefer that) and prepare to be inspired by the museum's collections. Drop in between 11am and 4pm for a day of arty encouragement, convivial discussion and refreshments. Also, there is an opportunity to see Jennie's textile exhibition in the Rotunda gallery and understand her interpretation of the story behind it. Admission and materials are free.

Re-collection - launch and reception, Thursday 13 September
 17.30 - 19.30 at the Museum, free entry
Thursday 13 September sees 'The Art Crawl', an evening of events at various venues around Lyme Regis. The Museum will host an open house with the chance to meet some of Lyme's talented artists involved in 'Re:collection', and to hear their plans for creatively reinterpreting museum artefacts that have inspired them. Drinks and art chat between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. ('Re:collection' is an initiative by ArtsFest and the museum to support the creation of a contemporary archive of works across the arts, inspired by the museum's collections.)

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