A wedding-themed Garden Party at THG (Thelma Hulbert Gallery) will take place on the day of the Royal Wedding.
The garden party in the THG 'Wild Art' garden will feature stilt walkers dressed as a bride and groom. There will be fun-packed art activities, wedding-themed fancy dress, face painting, locally-sourced food stalls and a bar. Music this year comes from Dr Stomp with his unique brand of folk and roots music.
Artist Penny Evans will be making seed bombs with families to grow their own wildflower bouquets. The gallery’s exhibition A Curious Turn, featuring moving mechanical sculptures will be opening late for the party. Families will be able to create their own moving sculptures to take home too.
This family-friendly event is also part of the national Museums at Night festival (16-19 May).
Emma Molony, Projects & Fundraising Officer said:
We will be celebrating the weddings which took place at THG when the building was a registry office.
The garden party is the culmination of the Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Elmfield House Comes Alive’ investigating the fascinating heritage of the gallery based at Elmfield House.
It will be your last chance to see A Curious Turn. This mesmerising exhibition has exceeded all expectations with visitor numbers and is on track to be our best attended exhibition ever!
Garden Party: Saturday 19 May, 5 - 9pm (art activities till 8). Free entry and activities, pay bar and food.
A Curious Turn – moving mechanical sculpture (Till 19 May) a Crafts Council Touring exhibition. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm.
For more information on the event/activities, please visit www.thelmahulbert.com