Lady Lever – Events Feb-Apr 08

Events

Victorian lace

Feb 14

1–4pm

Join our workshop and make your own cards and frames, and learn all about the Victorian’s love of ornate decoration. (over 8s)

Victorian Visions

March 4

1–2pm

Dr Paul O’Keeffe provides an insight into exhibition photographs on show in Victorian Visions.

 

Views of Nature

Feb 19

1–1.45pm

Sandra Penketh guides visitors through the landscape photography of Victorian Visions.

 

 

Family activities

Life of the Lady Lever

Feb 9, 13

1, 2 & 3pm

Discover, through the eyes of a Sunlight Soap factory worker, the story of the gallery and its collection. Then join us for hands-on craft activities in our education room. (all)

 

Year of the mouse

Feb 16

1.30 & 3pm

Be inspired by our Chinese collection and celebrate Chinese New Year with Dr Yupin Chung in a workshop that uses authentic Chinese symbols and characters. (all)

Limited spaces available please pre-book by calling 0151 478 4143: bookings taken from 1 February 2008.

 

Storytelling

Palaces and portraits

Feb 12, 15, Mar 1

1, 2 & 3pm

Join our storyteller for a journey back to Victorian times, followed by hands-on craft activities. (under 8s)

 

Special event

Culture vultures

Daily 25 to 28 Mar

10.30am–4pm

A week-long course for young people aged 11 to 16, who want to explore their artistic side. Sketching, art history, craft activities and photography will all play a part. Those attending need to provide a packed lunch. Limited spaces available please pre-book by calling 0151 478 4143: bookings taken from 1 March 2008.

 

Talks and tours

Asian Influence

February 7

1–2pm

Dr Nick Pearce, University of Glasgow, explores the work of western photographers in China from the mid 19th to early 20th century. Collect ticket from the welcome desk or call 0151 478 4136.

 

Object of the Month

February 14 & 21

1–1.30pm

Dr Yupin Chung looks at decorative elements of the gallery’s collection of Chinese blue and white porcelain.

 

In Depth

March 11

1–2pm

Ian Leith from English Heritage shares his knowledge of Victorian photographic techniques and discusses how artists overcame the challenges of this new art form.

 

Sculpture of the Month

March 13 & 28

1–1.30pm

Dr Paul O’Keeffe discusses Ferrary’s Leda and the Swan.

 

Object of the Month

April 3 & 16

1–1.30pm

Chrissy Partheni focuses on the red and black figure pottery in our collection of Greek vases.

 

 

Extras

Lady Lever café

Daily 10am- 4.30pm

Offering a selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks. Children’s lunchboxes and highchairs available. Hot food served between 11.30- 3.30pm.

 

Lady Lever shop

The excellent gallery shop has a wide range of souvenirs and gifts, including books, postcards, posters, jewellery and pocket-money priced souvenirs.

 

Venue details

 

 

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