PREVIEW: Clockwork Garden Live @ The Bowes Museum

Posted on July 24th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

From 29th July until 5th November, The Bowes Museum is welcoming the Clockwork Garden Exhibition, flying in from somewhere beyond the black of space.

A strange mechanical seed will land in from these outer reaches, and it needs to find out more about why our humble gardens are always so full of life. The interactive exhibition will present visitors will glimmering animations and whirring sounds, as well as puppet theatre, dreams in the clouds, and the opportunity to make the garden bloom even more by making your own paper flowers.

Alongside the interactive features, there will also be works on display from Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, Simon English, Josh Knowles, Simon English and many more. Just make sure the Mechanized Grizzlies and ominous Orange Moon don’t get to the seed before you can learn more, and keep them at bay with wonder!

The brains behind the exhibition, The House of Fairy Tales, will be heading across the vales for two days of magical fun on 30th and 31st July as they bring their Clockwork Garden to life! Featuring live characters, artists and musicians, visitors and curious minds will be lead in a brilliant investigation of the grounds as well as a wealth of activities to take part in!

So, expect a full weekend of marvellous family fun from the House of Fairy Tales in the form of beguiling storytelling, rambunctious music, and some mindful making that will have every member of the family simply fizzing with excitement, new ideas and the joy of summer. There’s no real better way to spend a weekend during the summer holidays!

Clockwork Garden Live comes to The Bowes Museum on 30th-31st July. The Clockwork Garden exhibition runs from 29th July until 5th November. To find out more, visit The Bowes Museum website.


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