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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Birds of Peace (Mon. 2 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 3:00 pm)

October 2nd – November 11th 2017

Erewash Museum, High Street, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA

Opening times: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am – 4pm

Be part of this exhibition in the War Gallery at Erewash Museum, by bringing

your wishes and reflections for remembrance and peace and adding them to

the Erewash Peace Dove. The dove will be installed in the War Gallery, and

your words will become the feathers that help it take flight.

You can also come and make a Japanese origami paper crane to add to our

‘senbazuru’ – a display of 1000 cranes – which we are creating to make a

peace wish from Erewash for the world.

How to take part- Feathers for Peace Dove messages, and crane paper and instructions will

be available at Erewash Museum.

 The activity is self-led.  Everyone is welcome to take part when they visit Erewash Museum.

Group visits are very welcome, but please book your slot in advance to

avoid overcrowding. Tel: 0115 907 1141


You are welcome to make your own cranes in advance and bring them to

the museum to be added to the senbazuru.



Cranes can be any colour. The usual origami paper is @15cm x 15cm.

For more information contact:

Arts Development

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Tel: 0115 907 2244 ex 4604

Trace Exhibition by Socket (Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 25 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm)

A tribute to a former collier, a nod to Erewash’s lace heritage and a salute to the former Stanton Ironworks are among items in TRACE, a new five-week exhibition that opens in the Lally Gallery at Erewash Museum on Thursday 19 October.

The new artworks, inspired by ‘remnants of local history’, is the latest exhibition by Socket – an artist-led visual arts collective based in the East Midlands whose members all have an association with the former BA (Hons) Fine Art course at the University of Nottingham.

Artists use a variety of mediums and for this latest collection they have all been inspired by something within Erewash Museum to create original artwork.

Examples of items on show include artist Barbara Clayton’s tribute to her great grandfather, an Eastwood miner who invented a miners’ safety lamp. Local lace industry exhibits at the museum inspired Janet Turville to create cyanotype fabric print portraits of Victorian women, while the building’s colourful glass led to 'Windows through windows' paintings by artist Nicola Rae.

A series of other exhibits all clearly show where the inspiration has been taken from within the award winning museum.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“With such a diverse range of materials used to create artworks inspired by the many items we have on display at the museum, this will be a fascinating and intriguing exhibition. It will be enjoyable and a learning experience at the same time.”

The exhibition opens on 19th October and continues until 25th November. More details about the artists can be found at


Astronomy Event (Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Join Ilkeston and District Astronomy Society to learn more about stargazing and join in the fun hunting out stars and planets. You can also enjoy our cool science experiments, all FREE!

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