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Monday, 6 February 2017

Miss Al - the Press Gal invites you to party at the Williamson Art Gallery

The Friendly Gala comes to The Williamson - no splatterguns allowed.
On the evening of Friday the 10th of February, there will be a ticketed VIP Gala at the Williamson Art Gallery to celebrate BAFTA’s Bugsy Malone exhibition coming to the North. The event is organised by the Williamson & Priory Friends and any profit made from the evening will be added to add to a fund to develop a garden space in the heart of the gallery.
The early valentine fundraising gala will be held from 7-10pm with a celebration of friendship and collaboration and as well as an opportunity to view the three current exhibitions on display in the gallery. On display are photographs taken by photographer, David Appleby behind the scenes during the filming of Alan Parker’s Bugsy Malone forty years ago touring from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, followed by an exhibition of watercolours from The Atkinson Gallery in Southport with some fabulous pictures from our own collection including a lovely Turner owned by Ruskin and finally in gallery three, there is an exhibition from Mencap which features a collaboration between four Wirral based organisations working with local artists. 
On the gala evening, guests can enjoy the music of The Night & Days- a vocal harmony quartet, the Speakeasy Bootleg Band who play the irrepressible vintage sounds of the Gatsby era and can even join in with a Charleston lesson with dancers from The Mersey Swing CIC, or simply enjoy our excellent Steinway concert grand piano being played by the principals of the Wirral School of Music accompanied by saxophone. The event will have complimentary themed catering from Cheeki Chilli Events, including a cocktail or mocktail on arrival, popcorn and a pay bar. The gallery hopes many people will arrive in flapper style dresses or wide suits and trilby hats but encourage people to leave their splatter-guns behind. The gala guys and gals have been creating art deco artwork and props for the expect some creative surprises.

The low down:-
Date:10th of February 2017
Time: 19.00 – 22.00
Venue: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum,Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 4UE

Tickets: £20 available from the gallery (no booking fee) or from the Floral Pavilion box office – online, in person or by phone (booking fee applies).

Williamson Art Gallery & MuseumBugsy Malone : The friendly ...
Bugsy Malone – The Friendly Gala will be held on Friday the 10th of February at 7pm, full of music, dance and good company. S tep in and step out for one night only ...
More about the BAFTA exhibition: 18 January to the 25 February 2017 
Bugsy Malone: 18 January – 25 February 2017 | Williamson Art Gallery
The Williamson Art Gallery celebrate forty years since the making of Alan Parker's film BUGSY MALONE with a photographic touring exhibition from BAFTA.

More about the Tinted Steam and Liquid Light Exhibition:-
28 January 2017 - 19 March 2017
Williamson Art Gallery & MuseumTinted Steam and Liquid ...
Tinted Steam and Liquid Light – Waterolour paintings from Turner to Sargent from collections of The Williamson Art Gallery and The Atkinson.
More about the SmART exhibition - A learning disability collaboration project.
1 February - 12 March 2017


Friday, 14 October 2016

Christmas ornament on Etsy

Christmas bauble made with colourful wire with intricate knots and loops. With lilac, yello, pale blue and Khaki wire and floristry wire.

Much of the wire was donated to me by someone who had bought it to knit with and some recycled from old televisions. Hanging from braid with a lovely chatreuse coloured organza bow at the top. Supplied in white organza bag.

I love the combination of colours and the fact that I have upcycled an ordinary red glass bauble into a one-off-gift for Christmas or even a wedding.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Delighted to be part of the Williamson Team

Many of you know that I have been distracted away from making my own craftwork to work on the campaign to save the beloved Williamson Art Gallery and Wirral Museums from budget cuts and have been working one day a week on marketing in a paid capacity but basically it has taken over much of my life, therefore it was extremely heartening to be part of the team with the Williamson staff who were awarded the Wirral Tourism Team of the Year last Wednesday, it means so much to us all but fully recognise that we still have a long way to go. Love working with the team, even through all the frustrations.

Karl, Lyndsay, Alison, Colin and the sponsor from The Wedding Collection

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

FW: You're invited to Behind the Mask: Gala Event (22 Jan 2015)

Subject: You're invited to Behind the Mask: Gala Event (22 Jan 2015)
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:50:19 -0800


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Behind the Mask: Gala Event

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

Thursday, 22 January 2015 from 19:00 to 22:00 (GMT)

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Slatey Road
CH43 4UE Birkenhead
United Kingdom

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There will be a ticketed VIP opening of Dr Andy Gotts' Behind the Mask exhibition for BAFTA, on the evening of Thursday the 22nd of January from 7-10pm with an opportunity to view the celebrity portraits, during a reception with music from The Night and Days, Speakeasy Bootleg Band, pianists from Wirral School of Music and dancers from The Mersey Swing, Vox at The Light (choir) and refreshments....

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Rag exhibitions and wire workshop

Alison Bailey Smith has been working with recycled materials in her craft practice for over 20 years and has recently been teaching rag rugging with great success at the Williamson Art Gallery through Wirral Lifelong Learning. Principal museums officer, Colin Simpson has asked Alison to mount an exhibition of her students work and this will be on show from mid November until the end of the year. Students were encouraged to use old tee-shirts, even old socks to produce wonderful prodded and hooked rugs.

She will also being conducting a recycled wire accessories workshop at the Williamson as part of their Christmas Gift making series on the 15th of November for £60 includes materials. The workshop will offer an opportunity to experiment with wire. Participants will learn basic jewellery methods and textile methods with recycled wire and how to combine recycled plastic, metal and fabric to great effect. No experience necessary. Booking essential through the gallery 0151 652 4177. Alison will be conducting a similar workshop at The Atkinson Gallery, Southport in February, details of costs and date to be confirmed.

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