A Parisian Weekend at the Walker

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A weekend in Paris
3 and 4 July 2010
11am – 4pm

This weekend we’re celebrating the work of Toulouse-Lautrec. Join us for an action-packed weekend of themed events including workshops, talks and music for adults and families to enjoy.

Audience:  Suitable for all – events available for adults and families
Booking: Collect tickets for talks on the day. Family workshops are drop-in sessions, no ticket required.

Postcards from Paris

The work of Toulouse-Lautrec evokes the exciting and theatrical atmosphere of Paris in the 19th century. Imagine you are in Paris enjoying the high life and join us in making a Parisian postcard to send home!

Just like Lautrec

Using simple step by step methods, this Workshop will show you how to create your own Toulouse-Lautrec inspired drawings.

Marvellous Masks

The posters and prints of Toulouse-Lautrec show the glamour and style of 19th century Parisian theatre. Join us and have a go at making your own glamorous theatre mask!

Audience: 5 years +
Booking:  Drop-in session, no ticket required


Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries

11am, 1pm and 3pm
Paul O’Keeffe explores the heights and depths of nineteenth-century French society through the works of Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries.

Audience: Adults
Booking:  Collect ticket from welcome desk
Location: Special exhibitions

Music performances


Bal Folk et Bal-musette
12- 12.45pm, 1.30-2.15pm, 3-3.30pm

Bal-Musette derives from earlier country music and dance styles. Join us for French inspired music played by Sian Phillips on accordion, Carol Turner on nyckelharpa and Paul Sherwood on vielle à roué.

Audience: All
Booking:  Drop-in session, no tickets required
Location: First floor landing


Musette and Gypsy Swing
12- 12.45pm, 1.30-2.15pm, 3-3.30pm

French inspired music played by Helen Maher on accordion with Djangobop, Matt Wells and Dave Stearstree on guitars.

Audience: All
Booking:  Drop-in session, no tickets required
Location: First floor landing

Thanks to Dave Ellwand (www.DaveEllwand.co.uk) for providing consultancy services.


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