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Almonry exhibition to celebrate its 60 years as a museum

Evesham Editorial 12th Jul, 2017 Updated: 12th Jul, 2017   0

THE HISTORIC Almonry is marking its 60th anniversary as a museum with a summer exhibition celebrating stories of caring, sharing and giving.

In the build-up to the exhibition the Almonry has been running the ‘We’re All Stories’ project.

The project partnered storyteller, Peter Chand, and textile artist, Sue Chand, with St Andrew’s C of E First School and adult volunteers who were asked to create a six-word story based around the theme of caring, sharing and giving.

Each story was then expanded into a longer story and transformed into a piece of textile art.




The creative pupils at St Andrew’s also created four long fabric banners with their story textiles. The adults’ stories have been woven into story cloths using a traditional Japanese paper spinning and weaving technique.

Their creations will go on display as part of the exhibition, which will be opened tomorrow by the Mayor of Evesham, Coun Richard Jones, at 11am at the Almonry Museum.


There will be readings from some of the children who took part in the project at the exhibition opening.

Peter Chand will also be weaving some of his own magical stories and there will be the opportunity for residents to create their own six-word story.

And the museum will be asking people to make a pledge in the spirit of caring, sharing and giving. Pledges can be anything from keeping your bedroom tidy to making regular donations to charity and can be placed on the museum’s pledge tree.

Almonry Manager, Ashleigh Jayes, said: “This has been a great project, the chance to work with great artists like Peter and Sue was an opportunity not to be missed.

“The school children have been so creative with their stories and textiles and the adult stories really reflect the purpose of the project.

“I’m really looking forward to the exhibition and the opportunity to share these stories with our visitors.”

Entry to the museum will be free all day and the exhibition will be on display until Sunday, September 24.

Visit www.almonryevesham.org for more information.

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