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Half Term Fun at the Museum of English Rural Life – University of Reading

Release Date : 29 January 2007

The Museum of English Rural Life, which is owned and managed by the University of Reading, is holding Fun Events for Families at Half term. Julie Roberts, the Museum's resident artist, will be offering two workshops using different and interesting techniques to produce pieces which link to the Clifford Nickson temporary exhibition of watercolours 'Rural Relics'. The first event, Ink 'n' Things, will be held on Wednesday February 14, from 2pm to 3pm and from 3pm to 4pm. Julie will be showing children (aged seven and above) and adults how to draw using ink, salt and candles. Participants are advised to dress for mess! As places are limited, it is also necessary to book onto this workshop. The second event, Impressive Printing will take place on Thursday February 15, from 2pm to 4pm, when families with children aged six and above are invited to drop in and learn how to print with polystyrene. There is no need to book. For more information or to book, anyone interested in attending should call the Museum of English Rural Life on 0118 378 8660 or email Bekky Moran, Learning Manager at MERL, said: "We hope that these events will enable families to get more out of their visit to the Museum and encourage families to enjoy fun and interesting activities together." Ends Note for media: Media are welcome to attend. If you wish to come along, please contact Alison Hilton, marketing officer, on 0118 378 8660 Notes for editors: 1. More information about the Museum of English Rural Life The Museum of English Rural Life, in London Road, Reading, was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside. It houses designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. Today, it forms part of the University's Museums and Collections Service. The Museum operates as a major resource and research centre for the history of food, farming and the countryside with links into the School of History and other academic departments at the University. 2. More information About the University of Reading The University of Reading is one of the foremost research-led universities in the UK. Founded in the nineteenth century and gaining a Royal Charter in 1926, we offer a wide range of programmes from the pure and applied sciences to languages, social sciences and fine art. New research and the latest thinking continually feed into undergraduate teaching, with our academic staff working at the forefront of their fields of expertise.


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