Learn how to weave patterned Sámi bands using a double slotted heddle and backstrap with Susan Foulkes, designer/weaver, author and Durham Weaver blogger. The course will take place over 2 days and will include an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Conservation Lab with the Pitt Rivers Head of Conservation, looking at band weaving artefacts in the Museum. Included in the costs are booklets of patterns, threads, a ready prepared 9 pattern slot heddle and shuttle and a sandwich lunch on both days. Suitable for beginners or more experienced weavers wanting to extend their skills. Limited numbers. Book here.
Oxford Stanza 2 and Bonn-based Dada war alles gut are running two free creative poetry workshops to explore the theme of intrepid women. Booking essential - please call 01865 613031 to book your place. Then come along and release your inner poet!
Oxford Stanza 2 and Bonn-based Dada war alles gut will be on the Museum Balcony giving a poetry reading on the theme of intrepid women. Free drop-in session.
Spend a day making a small basket from wild foraged grasses, using the universal basketry technique of coiling. You'll make a basket that's sturdy and perfect for storing eggs or other similar-sized objects. It'll get you looking at verges and lawns in a whole new way! The course is led by Ruby Taylor (Native Hands, Sussex). Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Limited spaces. Please ring 01865 613031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
As part of the Being Human Festival explore the life and archive of influential but little known archaeologist O.G.S. Crawford. View the pop-up display in the Museum, then pick up a leaflet and go on a walking tour of sites linked to Crawford across the city.
O.G.S.Crawford - Object Handling Sessions
Saturday 17 November & 24 November, 14.00 - 16.00
Head to the First Floor Research Area to join PhD student, Beth Hodgett and explore O.G.S. Crawford's archive in these special object handling sessions.