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June 2017

Mach Goes Commando

June 6 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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A series of collages inspired by and created from original Thomson ‘Commando’ comics by Turner Prize nominee David Mach RA. The artwork from the comics has been reassembled to form mini epics, charged with energy and celebrating childhood comic book heroes. Known for his sculptural pieces, David explains ‘Collage has always been a major part of my studio practice. I would use it to show ideas for sculpture in the same way other artists might sketch out a design... The…

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July 2017

The Mechanicals

July 25 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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The Mechanicals is a collaborative project between Science Projects Ltd and the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, famous for its collection of beautiful, humorous hand-made automata. It is an exhibition of two parts. Hand-crafted automata are displayed alongside hands-on exhibits that show the basic mechanisms involved in making the automata work, simplifying the principles behind drives, pulleys, ratchets and levers. The exhibition is accompanies by family friendly activities, creating simple machines inspired by the Mechanicals. Exhibition entry is included in general admission.

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Summer Family Activities

July 25 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm
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Join us this summer in to one of our family friendly* activities to create simple machines and automata inspired by our exhibition The Mechanicals. Time Drop-in: 10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm  Tuesday 25th July – Friday 28th July - Getting into Gear Gears are toothed wheels used in many different industries, including bicycles, where they work together to change the relationship between the driving mechanism and the moving parts. Make your own gears and arrange them to create a moving…

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September 2017

Medway Modelling Club Show

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Experience a whole miniature world at the Royal Engineers Museum!* The Medway Modelling Club will be displaying their models in the Museum, 2nd - 3rd September. More information nearer the time! *Normal admission prices apply.

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Britten War Requiem Prints

September 5 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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A series of 8 prints and linocuts by Ruth Dent, inspired by Britten’s War Requiem as sung by the Rochester Cathedral Choir. Incorporating a personal element from the artist’s Great-great Uncle, Harry Hayter, the art represents human skill and individuality, as well as capturing the spirit of the music and words used by Britten: "My subject is War, and the pity of War, The Poetry is in the pity … All a poet can do today is warn.” Exhibition entry…

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October 2017

Half Term Family Activities

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
£2

During October half term we will be focusing on the Street Art which covered the largest canvas in the world: the Berlin Wall. Discover why the Wall was so popular with artists from all over the world and what styles and techniques they were using to create Street Art. Even the youngest of visitors will have plenty of inspiration to contribute to the Museum’s expressive mural! Join us on Friday 27th October for our drop in crafts delivered in BSL…

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December 2017

Christmas at the Museum

December 9 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 5:00 pm

It’s never too early to think about Christmas! This year’s War Time Christmas Weekend will be on the 9th to 10th December.   So join us this December to find out how Christmas time was celebrated during the Second World War! Details to follow.  

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