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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum,Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QPT: 024 7683 2386E: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Wallace and Gromit
PERMANENT GALLERIES 18-19
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
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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
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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5EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
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
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
Suitable for all ages, no booking required.
Children in Conflict is a touring exhibition by WolverhamptonArt Gallery in association with Christian Aid.
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
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.
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
exhibition? If so, either bring in a photo to the gall
send it in by post or upload it to the Herbert's Flick
Please visit www.theherbert.org for full details.
The overall winner will receive their photograph
framed in large prin