Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire

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Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Fri 8 September to Sun 22 October 2017

An exhibition by the Westhope Group

The Westhope group is a diverse group of textile artists who primarily work with lace techniques. The members come from across the UK (meeting once a year at Westhope College) to share their knowledge and expertise. Although their work is grounded in centuries old techniques, their aim is to challenge the traditional views of lace.

Members have been working on this challenging theme for over two years and have been inspired by everything from lighthouses to sewing machines, from boat lifts to turbines.

It is an exhibition that definitely will challenge people’s perception of lace and shows what traditional lace techniques can achieve.

There will be lace demonstrations and a chance to meet the artists on Sun 22 October from 1.00 to 3.30pm

More information about the group on their website.

Inspired by Machinery Exhibition
Wed 25 October to Sun 26 November 2017

The Redditch Local History Society was formed only seven years ago, but over that time has collected a wide range of artefacts relating to the history of the town. These include an extensive collection of original photographs of the town, original ledgers, journals, paintings and prints, and service awards. These are all being catalogued in an on- line database for reference purposes.

This exhibition is an opportunity to see some of these items that are an essential part of the rich and diverse history of Redditch.

Historical Artefacts of Redditch Exhibition

In addition to the permanent exhibits at the Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, we also have a wide variety of interesting and exciting exhibitions throughout the year.

The exhibitions are housed on the middle floor of the Mill building.

There is no additional charge to enter the exhibitions, since the cost is included in our normal admission rates.