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Creative Sunday Workshops

January to April 2020

Try out new ways to make art every Sunday!
Ages 4 to 12.

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Students / Adults: LGBTQ+ History Month

February 2020

Queering the collection in LGBTQ+ History Month.

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Families: LGBTQ+ History Month

February half term 2020

Celebrate families of all shapes and sizes!

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Lates

Spring 2020

Evenings of creativity, inspiration and conversation

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Review / Preview 2020

Sunday 1 March 2020

Celebrate the past 12 months and see what we have in store for 2020.

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Events

Covid–19 (Coronavirus)

The Barber is closed until further notice - please check this website for updates.

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Special Events

Painting Cornwall – Course

Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 March

Create a Cornish masterpiece in this three-day oil painting course.

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BSL Exhibition Tour

Saturday 14 March, 1 – 3pm

Join Olivier Jamin for a BSL tour of 'Cornwall as Crucible'.

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An Evening with Gabo

An Evening with Gabo

Thursday 12 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Join us for an evening exploring the work of artist Naum Gabo.

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The Artist’s Voice: Lunchtime Lecture

Wednesday 22 April, 1.10 - 2pm

Lara Wardle (Director, Jerwood Collection) explores the St Ives artists.

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TUESDAY TALKS

11.30am and 1.15pm

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Art & Writing

Drawing Saturdays

First Saturday of the month

Explore the collection through an immersive day of drawing.

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Special Events

Empires in Early Modern South Asia: the Mughals and After

Thursday 30 January, 1 - 2pm

Discover the Mughal Empire with Dr Manu Sehgal.

This event has returned due to popular demand!

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Gallery Talk and Handling Session

Thursday 23 January, 11am - 1pm

Hear from 'The Mughals' curator, Neelam Hussain, and handle original material linked to the exhibition.

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Lightning Talks

Wednesday 18 March, 2 - 4pm

Get to know six artworks in 60 minutes with History of Art students - followed by tea and cake.

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Thursday Walk & Draw

Monthly Thursdays, 12noon - 12.30pm

Make speedy sketches as you explore campus.

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Sunday Gallery Tours

Second, third and fourth Sundays of the month, 2.30pm

Discover our galleries in this hour-long tour. Meet in the foyer.

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Barber Book Club

Monthly Tuesdays, 2 - 3pm

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Art & Writing

Writing Workshops

Monthly Saturdays

Bring the collection to life through your own words.

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Lates – Arts & Science Lightning Talks

Monday 27 January, 5.30 – 7pm

A whirlwind evening of talks – all based on the theme of illumination.

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Lates – Embarrassing: A guide to writing and editing queer love poetry

Tuesday 25 February, 6 – 8pm

A creative writing workshop for all your most sticky, saccharine and embarrassing love poems.

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Nocturnes: Ethereal Science / Constructing Beauty

Tuesday 3 March, 6 – 8.30pm

An evening of discovery - from Gabo's illusions to the wonders of the universe.

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Lates – Feminists Work for Change

Tuesday 10 March, 6 – 8pm

Workshop feminist concerns into slogans with Feminists Work for Change.

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Lates – Yin Yoga

Tuesday 21 January, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Art-inspired yin yoga in the gallery.

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Lates – Loaf: Shaping Spaces and Sourdough

Thursday 30 January & 26 March, 6 – 8pm

Enjoy an evening of art and bread with local non-profit, Loaf.

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Lates – Life-drawing with Spirited Bodies

Thursday 6 February, 6 – 8pm

A life-drawing session exploring body image and empowerment

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Lates – Terrazzo Making

Thursday 5 March, 6 – 9pm

Make terrazzo coasters with Olivia Aspinall

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Lates – Working Clasp

Thursday 2 April, 6 – 8pm

Create your own jewellery inspired by 'Cornwall as Crucible'

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THE BARBER COLLECTIVE

Every other Wednesday

Interpret, re-imagine and create

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Little Artists

Early years - now for under-fives

Monthly Saturdays
Explore art and new materials!

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THE ARTS SOCIETY AT THE BARBER

Monthly Thursdays, 6 - 8pm

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