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Award winning Art Gallery & Musuem in the cultural heart of Coventry. What's On, What's New, What's Coming Up! Entry and the majority of events and activities are completely FREE

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  • Bringing history & the arts to lifewww.theherbert.org

    AdmissionFREE

    Herbert Art Gallery & Museum,Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QPT: 024 7683 2386E: info@theherbert.orgW: www.theherbert.org

    Opening TimesTuesday Saturday 10.00am 5.30pmSunday Monday 12.00pm 5.00pm

    Information for People with DisabilitiesParking for Blue Badge holders is on Bayley Laneopposite the entrance to the Herbert. Lift access andadapted toilets available.

    All information correct at time of going to press. We reserve the right to change or cancel events or exhibitions without prior notice

    If you require this information in another format or language pleasecontact us on 024 7683 2386

    BusThere is a bus stop just outside the ArtGallery and Museum. For more informationabout city centre routes please call 0247681 7035.

    TrainWere just a 10 minute walk from Coventrystation. Rail information can be found on08457 484 950.

    CarWe are conveniently situated in the heart ofCoventry city centre, and adjacent toCoventry Cathedral & University. There are anumber of public car parks nearby.

    GETTING HERE

    Summer|Autumn 2009

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    ABOUT US 20-24

    EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 4-17

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    Hello, and welcome to another exciting season at the Herbert Art Gallery& Museum.

    We have an excellent programme of temporary exhibitions coming up hot on theheels of Wildlife Photographer of the Year are Wallace and Gromit in AnimatedAdventures. Make sure you visit the Herbert to see how these lovable characters arebrought to life by their animators and have a go at making some crazy creatures ofyour own!

    If you're looking for something to do as a family, we've got anamazing five-week programme of FREE family activities on thesubject of Wildlife Summer that will inspire young people.Whether you want to explore creative play in Under the Big Treeor join The Great Big Bug Hunt, there's something for everyone.We've put a Herbot symbol next to all the family events in thisguide so you can find them easily.

    Take the opportunity to celebrate local themes this season too explore Coventry's colourful past in the History Gallery, tune intoCoventry-made music in our exhibition More Than Two Tones,and delve into your own family ancestry in the History Centre.

    We're delighted that our award-winning permanent exhibitionshave been so well received and people have enjoyed the livelyatmosphere here at the Herbert. If you haven't already exploredour new galleries, do pop in soon you'll be surprised by howmuch there is to see!

    Last but not least, please keep in touch with us and let us knowyour feedback. If you'd like to receive information about what'sgoing on at the Herbert, please join our mailing list atwww.theherbert.org/mailing-list

    Coventry Heritage & Arts Trust Ltd. A registered charity number 1124704

    The transformation of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has been made possible by

    INTRODUCTION

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    Renaissance West Midlands

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    The winner of our China prize draw isMiss B Tighe.Join our mailing list if you would like thechance to enter our next draw by visitingwww.theherbert.org/mailing-list

    Children in Conflict

    Family Events

    Sculpture Whats in Store Elements Discover Godiva Old Masters

    Under the Big Tree Wildlife Photographer More Than Two Tones Animated Adventures

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    Events Diary

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    Events

  • 5EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

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    11 July - 13 September FREE

    CHILDREN IN CONFLICT

    Warfare is perpetrated by adults but always

    touches the lives of children. In the last decade, an

    estimated two million children have been killed in

    armed conflicts, four to five million more have been

    disabled, and more than 12 million made

    homeless. Many more millions have been

    traumatised by the atrocities they have been

    forced to witness or take part in.

    Children in Conflict brings together eight

    contemporary artists whose work highlights the

    plight of children caught up in conflicts across the

    globe. Many of the artists have experienced at first

    hand the trauma of conflict and seen the

    devastating effect it can have on peoples lives.

    Artists featured within the exhibition include Martha

    Rosler, John Keane, Simon Norfolk, Guy Tillim, Laura

    Ford, Anthony Haughey, Emma Summers and

    Monika Oeschler.

    EXHIBITION EXTRASWar Child Talk FREE

    Tuesday 11 August, 12:30pm 1:30pm

    War Child is an international charity that protects

    children living in the worlds most dangerous war

    zones. Hear about their work with former child

    soldiers, street children and children in prison, and

    how their support has helped thousands. This talk will

    provide an invaluable insight into the issues raised in

    the exhibition.

    Suitable for all ages, no booking required.

    Children in Conflict is a touring exhibition by WolverhamptonArt Gallery in association with Christian Aid.

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    EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

    22 July - 31 August FREE

    UNDER THE BIG TREE

    Marvellous things await you Under the Big Tree, a

    world for children and adults to explore together.

    Children and their families are invited to play in

    and under the roots of a gigantic tree created in

    the Herbert studio. This magical play area

    encourages young people to be creative and use

    their imaginations - the emphasis is on inventive

    play and discovery with endless opportunities for

    self expression.

    This creative play space offers a unique chance to

    explore an imaginative world designed for families

    with children under 8 years old with a section

    especially for the under 3s.

    This installation complements our exhibition Wildlife

    Photographer of the Year please see page 6 for

    details of related events. Entrance is FREE you and

    your family can just turn up and explore.

    Please note: numbers may be limited at busy times.

    Children must be accompanied by a responsible

    adult at all times.

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    1 August - 4 October FREE

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition is ownedby the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine

    EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

    WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    EXHIBITION EXTRASWildlife Summer FREE28 July 30 AugustExplore the amazing wonders of the natural worldduring five weeks full of FREE family activities.Please see page 14 for full listings.

    Garden Share and Wildlife Gardening FREEFriday 7 August, 12:30pm 1:30pmA talk about the citys Garden Share scheme andhow to attract wildlife to your garden with SustainableCommunities Officer Andy Littlewood.

    Honey FREEFriday 7 & Saturday 8 August, 11:00am 4:00pmPif-Paf invite you on a guided tour of a giant hive.Please see page 14 for details.

    Stay and Play Saturdays FREE8 & 15 August, 11:00am 12:00pmLearn about strange creatures through craft and playevents for families with children under 5 years old.Booking is essential, please call 024 7629 4755.

    Wildlife Photography Workshops 4Saturday 15 August & Saturday 5 September1:00pm 4:30pmLearn to take great digital images with photographylecturer Jenny Parkin. Bring your own digital cameraor arrange to borrow one of ours.Booking advised, spaces limited

    Living Roots FREESaturday 5 & Sunday 6 SeptemberSaturday: 11:00am 4:00pmSunday: 1:00pm 4:00pmA weekend of creativity with Warwickshire Wildlife Trustusing recycled materials and found objects.

    Yoga Animals, Bugs and Birds FREESaturday 26 September11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm&3:30pmThese sessions combine traditional yoga postureswhich are woven together into exciting adventures.Each session lasts 40 minutes.

    From striking landscapes to intimate portraits ofanimal behaviour, the Wildlife Photographer of theYear exhibition offers an awe-inspiring glimpse intothe drama, beauty and diversity of the naturalworld. Photographs include mammals, fish, insectsand birds from remote corners of the earth and astunning selection of plant life, full of vibrant coloursand unusual specimens.

    This captivating exhibition shows photographs fromthe worlds largest and most prestigious wildlifephotography competition, jointly organised eachyear by the Natural History Museum and BBCWildlife Magazine. Open to adult and junior entries,the competition attracts both professionals andamateur photographers who go to the mostextraordinary lengths for their art.

    WILDLIFE FILM PROGRAMME

    The Animals Film, cert 15 FREEWednesday 2 September, 6:30pm

    Microcosmos: Le peuple de l'herbe, cert U FREESaturday 12 September, 2:00pm

    Last of the Scottish Wildcats FREE(exempt from classification)Thursday 1 October, 6:30pm

    Arctic Tale, cert U FREESaturday 3 October, 2:00pm

    CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!

    Would you like to see your own wildlife photos in th

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    exhibition? If so, either bring in a photo to the gall

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    send it in by post or upload it to the Herbert's Flick

    r site.

    Please visit www.theherbert.org for full details.

    The overall winner will receive their photograph

    framed in large prin