BEARSPACE Gallery

….They see talent, they spot talent, they nurture it, build it up and let it fly”

Ian Murray, Collector

BEARSPACE is a pioneering art space in London exhibiting award-winning emerging artists who push the boundaries of contemporary art practice. Artists are selected for their response to contemporary culture and philosophy, and their work often displays a conceptual or narrative framework. Artworks pioneer innovative use of materials and rational and are of the highest technical quality.

BEARSPACE prides itself on discovering exceptional artists early on in their careers, and promoting them through gallery exhibitions, art fairs, curated exhibitions and collaborations. We are committed to our neighborhood, and with the sights and sounds of downtown London, we invite you to journey with us through art, culture, and individualism to discover new ways of thinking that allow you to step out of the ordinary.

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Address
152 Deptford High Street
London
SE8 3PQ

Website: http://www.bearspace.co.uk
Events webpage: http://www.bearspace.co.uk/exhibitions
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BearspaceArt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bearspace-Gallery-71550512248

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Beamish Museum

Be amazed, be inspired
Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

The 1900s town
Step into life in a North East town in the years leading up to the First World War.

The 1940s farm
Discover the story of life on the Home Front during the Second World War.

Beamish fairground
Enjoy a ride on the Steam Gallopers, have a go on the shuggy boats and test your aim at the coconut shy!

1820s Pockerley
Explore Pockerley Old Hall, take a ride on the Waggonway and stroll through the Georgian Landscape.

Travel underground
Take a trip down our drift mine and experience the life of a miner.

1900s pit village
Experience life in The Pit Village, showing a colliery community at the time of peak coal production in the North.

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Address
Beamish Museum
Beamish
County Durham
DH9 0RG

Website: http://www.beamish.org.uk
Events webpage: http://www.beamish.org.uk/whats-on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beamish_Museum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeamishLivingMuseum

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Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens

Beale Park’s the place to be with fun, adventure, animals, gardens, play and activities on the banks of the picturesque River Thames.

Beale Park was founded in 1956 by Gilbert Beale who created the Child Beale Trust, a charitable organisation, dedicated to the care and conservation of rare and endangered animals.

Beale Park is home to a diverse collection of animals. Popular favourites include: Ring-tailed lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, raccoons, prairie dogs, yellow mongoose, river hogs, monkeys, goats and numerous small mammals in our Pets’ Corner.

Beale Park is home to and cares for more than 120 species of birds. The Park has one of the UK’s largest owlerys, a walk-through aviary and bird hide, and is involved in numerous conservation projects dedicated to the protection and breeding of rare and endangered species.

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Address
Beale Park
Lower Basildon
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 9NW

Website: http://www.bealepark.co.uk
Events webpage: http://www.bealepark.co.uk/events/index
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bealepark
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BealePark

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Old House Museum

Five hundred years of history

* Explore, magical Tudor beamed rooms with wattle/daub partitions and great open fireplaces
* Discover a rare Tudor toilet and a Victorian privy
* Experience life in a Victorian mill workers dwelling
* View historical toys as featured on BBC 2 Restoration Roadshow
* Experience the fun, award winning Rat Trail – ratty facts and competition
* Textile display 2015 – “Pure, Clean, Cotton” – How cotton improved peoples health by wearing it!
* Tudor dressing up box, dolls house to play with and courtyard games plus artists in residence throughout the year. See our events page.

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Address
Old House Museum
Cunningham Place
Off North Church Street
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1DD

Website: http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk
Events webpage: http://www.oldhousemuseum.org.uk/Events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OldHouseMuseum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BakewellOldHouse

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ArtWork Studios and Gallery

Art studio filled with natural light where artists work, exhibit & sell their art.

Exhibition gallery shows a regularly changing display of contemporary art throughout the year.

Learn here with one-to-one guidance in art & craft skills & ideas for developing your own art practice.

Creative community offers open evenings to look at the art, socialise & chat with other art lovers.

Get involved by volunteering to help in the gallery or work with the artists on a community project in town.

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Address
ArtWork Studios and Gallery
The Old Printworks
Navigation Road/Spencer Street
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 1BP

Website: http://artworkstudios.co.uk
Events webpage: http://artworkstudios.co.uk/gallery.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtWorkGallery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtWorkStudiosNorthwich

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Anson Engine Museum

This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire’s many attractions. Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums.

Situated just south of Manchester on the site of the old Anson Colliery, it is the result of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor’s years of hard work collecting and restoring engines.

The museum is a registered charity and does not receive government or public funding towards its running costs. To date most of the work has been carried out and funded by the volunteers and Friends of the museum. It was described by one of its visitors as ‘run on a shoestring and fuelled by enthusiasm’.

Despite this the award winning museum has flourished and now houses a unique collection of over 250 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum.

The Les & Ena Cawley Memorial Building is home to a fantastic display showing the development of the internal combustion engine. The museum has secured many early examples from other major museums eg Science Museums of London, Edinburgh, Birmingham & Bristol. The collection tells the story of the engine from the cannon to the sophisticated, electronically controlled engine of the future.

The museum also has a steam section with two Robey engines; an A frame and a beam engine. Pride of place goes to the Stott engine that used to drive a cotton wadding mill in Hazel Grove. It was rescued by the museum and has been lovingly restored to working condition by the volunteers. It ran in 2011 for the first time in over 50 years.

The museum opens to the public one weekend a month from Easter until end of October. Engines run every day the museum is open and every month engines in the steam section can be found “in steam” also down at the Craft Centre demonstrations are given by blacksmiths, bodgers and wood turners.

The museum also boasts a local history section where a giant scale model of Poynton (c1900) has been built by the volunteers. In Spring 2012 over 5,000 hours of work had gone in to perfecting the model. The area also has display of photographs, maps, mementoes and keepsakes from the Vernon Estate and Anson Colliery.

Repeatedly the museum volunteers are told by visitors they had no idea it was so big or there was so much to see. We recommend you plan your visit for a minimum of two hours. Some visitors bring a picnic and make it a full day out. There is so much to see.

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Address
Anson Engine Museum
Anson Road
Poynton
Cheshire
SK12 1TD

Website: http://www.enginemuseum.org
Events webpage: http://www.enginemuseum.org/events.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/enginemuseum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anson-Engine-Museum-92461372208

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Abingdon County Hall Museum

Abingdon County Hall Museum’s aim is to present the history of Abingdon and the surrounding locality in the most informative, exciting and accessible way possible. We will continue to develop the museum in line with visitor comments and town activities with the intention to create exhibitions combining importance to the locality, people, educational significance and interest for as broad an audience as possible.

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Address
Abingdon County Hall Museum
Market Place
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3HG

Website: http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/partners/abingdon-county-hall-museum
Events webpage: http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/museum/whats
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbingdonMuseum

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