National Museum Cardiff has a busy programme of exhibitions and events this autumn and something to amaze everyone, whatever
your interest, from art, archaeology, natural history to geology –
and admission is free!
Diwali, meaning ‘festival of lights’, is the most widely celebrated festival in India. In association with Hindu Association Wales and
India Centre Cardiff, come to the Museum on Saturday 6 November,
11am-4pm, to join in a fun packed day of Bollywood and Bhangra music and dance, rangoli workshops, fashion shows, arts and crafts, family events and much more.
Dynamic Structures – Painted Vessels by Elizabeth Fritsch is a brand new exhibition marking the seventieth birthday of Fritsch, one of Britian’s most highly regarded ceramic artists and the most important of Welsh origin. Throughout November there will be a series of talks including a panel discussion on Metaphysical pottery – exploring the work of Elizabeth Fritsch on Thursday 18 November, 2pm-4pm.
Expert speakers and the artist herself will provide insights on her career. Booking essential, (029) 2057 3148.
The monthly Cardiff Coffee Concerts prove popular every month and this autumn is no different with the Edinburgh String Quartet bringing the musical entertainment to the Museum on Sunday 21 November at 11.30am and a special Christmas Gala Concert with Llyr Williams on Sunday 12 December at 11.30am. The Christmas event includes a mince pie around the Christmas tree, a discount off Christmas lunch and a guided art tour in the afternoon. For tickets call 029 20 878440 or go online www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Christmas is just around the corner so best to start planning your December calendar now! Come and join the Museum staff choir to sing your favourite carols and songs followed by a mince pie on Thursday 9 December at 3pm.
Why not enjoy a Christmas Family Fun Day with craft activities, storytelling and a visit from Santa on Saturday 11 December, 11am-4pm.
Recycle Christmas Family Workshop is an ideal opportunity to do your bit for the environment before the end of the year. Collect your scraps of festive paper, old calendars and magazines and create funky jewellery and gifts for next year, Tuesday 28- Friday 31 December, 2pm-4pm.
As well as a host of events, there’s a series of fascinating lunchtime talks from A Prehistory of Creepy Crawlies on Wednesday 24 November to The Lave Netsmen of the Severn Estuary on Wednesday 1 December and an Introduction to the sculpture of William Goscombe-John on Friday 10 December. All talks commence at 1.05pm.
Entry to the Museum is free, thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales operates seven museums across Wales National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.