Attractions for Easter
Ellesmere Port ‘Then and Now’ Exhibition at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port
05 Mar – 29 Apr 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. CH65 4FW
Rare images go on view at the National Waterways Museum.
A six week exhibition, commencing Wednesday, 5 March, on Ellesmere Port will include both old and new images of the town, hence its title ‘Then and Now’. It’s a major fringe event of the new and exciting Port Arts Festival and will give locals, and others with a knowledge of the town, a chance to reminisce. It’ll also help newcomers understand a bit more about this fascinating industrial town with its many phases of development.
The exhibition includes photos of the Beatles, Joe Mercer, Pat Phoenix, various pubs and clubs, stories of its development (e.g. why did the town centre keep moving?), industry and many other fascinating aspects. Alongside these rare images will be new ones taken by students from West Cheshire College and members of the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society plus a good selection of previously unseen images from the local community.
The exhibition will be open daily at the National Waterways Museum at no additional charge to the normal admission fee. Please contact 0151 355 1936 for further details or, for additional information about the exhibition, firstname.lastname@example.org, on behalf of the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society, who are curating the exhibition.
Oxford Canal art exhibition
02 – 27 Apr 2014
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Jam Factory Restaurant and Bar
Enjoy an exhibition of art related to the Oxford Canal.
Visit Oxford’s Jam Factory to see the winning entries from the Oxford Canal Heritage project’s art competition. The entries will sit alongside professional artists work in the ‘Inspired by the Canal’ exhibition at the Jam Factory.
The Oxford Canal Heritage art competition attracted over 70 entries from retired people to children in Oxfordshire schools and include paintings, sketches, textiles, collages, pottery, photographs and models.