Upcoming Events

Wednesday 17 February, 10am-12.30noon

Saturday 19 February, 10am-12.30noon

Radical Women of Saffron Walden

Historic creative writing walks with author Hannah Jane Walker on the theme of local radical non-conformist women through time.

The walk will be exploring radical historical women of Saffron Walden. Each of these women are attached to a specific site within the town. We will begin our journey at Saffron Walden Museum, and then walk between sites. At each site you will learn a little about the radical woman in question and explore their identity and try to bring them to life through simple accessible creative writing exercises. No experience of creative writing is necessary.

This is a free event, though standard admission charges still apply to the museum (adult: £2.50; concessions: £1.25; children: free).

The walks will meet at the museum at 10am, then go out on the tour around town, before returning to the museum around 12 noon as the last stop on the tour.

The walk will cover roughly 4k in distance.

Accessibility – all on public pavements. Please note: Saffron Walden is a town with some streets where the pavement is so narrow that scooter and pram access are severely compromised. We will be using some of these paths such as the piece of path along Church Street.

If you wish to attend the walk you can book online via Art Tickets https://saffron-walden-museum.arttickets.org.uk/ or phone or email the museum directly 01799 510333 or email museum@uttlesford.gov.uk

More information about the Snapping the Stiletto Project: Campaigning for Equality https://www.snappingthestiletto.co.uk/

For more information about Saffron Walden Museum: http://www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org/

Usual admission fees to the museum apply. 


Friday 14 January 2022, 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 25 January 2022, 10.00am – 12.30

Bronze & Bubbles –
Lost wax workshop for bronze casting

A unique chance to craft your own cast bronze sculpture, inspired and surrounded by the historic collections of Saffron Walden Museum.

Design and model your own unique sculpture to be cast in bronze by Walnut Works Foundry. A 2.5-session with exclusive access to the Museum’s collections, with nibbles and fizz included too!

Each session is a complete workshop. At the end, your completed model will be collected and sent to Walnut Works foundry in Suffolk to be cast in bronze by Kabir Hussain, the artist behind our current special exhibiton Fossilisation: a slice of the Anthropocene.

Bronzes at Greyfriar’s Art Space in Kings Lynn, cast from a previous lost wax workshop by Walnut Works foundry.

Spend a bubbly brunch or exclusive evening with dedicated use of the Museum building and get creative with the ancient art of bronze casting using the lost wax technique. The perfect creative treat for you or gift for the art lover in your life.

Each workshop lasts 2 hours 30 minutes and will be led by Charlotte Pratt, lecturer in fine art, and Learning & Outreach Officer at Saffron Walden Museum. Charlotte will explain the lost wax process and guide you to sculpt a wax model which will be cast in bronze by Walnut Works and Butley Mills foundry in Suffolk.

All guidance, equipment and materials are included in the ticket price, including the cost of casting in bronze, postage between the museum and foundry plus return delivery. Price also includes a glass of fizz, snacks and refreshments.

Tickets available from the Museum’s Art Tickets website or the Museum shop, open Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 4:30 pm and Sun 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Course dates and times are Friday 14 January 2022 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm or Tuesday 25 January 2022 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Limited to 8 spaces per course. Additional dates and times may be added if demand is high.

Ticket price £69.00, participants must be 18 or over.

Art Tickets available from Monday 29 November https://saffron-walden-museum.arttickets.org.uk
Or buy now at the Museum shop during opening hours.

For more information this workshop please contact our Learning & Outreach Officer Charlotte or Natural Sciences Officer James Lumbard

Or call the Museum on  01799 510333





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