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Museum Exhibitions, Activities and Events

Poole Museum offers various activities and events throughout the year.

 

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Activities

Museum Music and Mime. Every Friday 10:30-11:30am Sing nursery rhymes, make music and learn simple signs for everyday objects at Poole Museum. Suitable for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old). £2 per child, siblings under 4 months old go free.

Take a break from shopping and join us on the second Saturday of each month at 1.30 pm for a Saturday Story. Each month we will look at a different Museum object and use this as the starting point for our stories. Stories will be suitable for a family audience. No booking required, just find our storyteller in our family area on 3rd Floor. Free!

Saturday Short Stories: 8th June, 11am. Michael Morpurgo’s Mairi’s Mermaid and the Sea Maiden. Suitable for children aged between 5 and 10 years old. Free.

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Events

The Logboat Sessions 2014

Third Thursday of the month. Doors  7pm, Start 7:30pm. Tickets by donation, suggested minimum £5. We kindly ask that a minimum donation of £5 is made per ticket.Your ticket money is used to ensure artists appearing at The Logboat Sessions receive fair payment for their work.

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19th June. Three Cane Whale. A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and the Fleur Darkin Ensemble. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy.

The band’s debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers is fRoots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013.

‘Wonderful’ Roots

'Impressively original’ The Guardian

‘Mesmerising’ Q

‘A magical journey’ Songlines

‘Simply beautiful’ R2

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21st August. Granny's Attic. Granny's Attic is a teenage folk trio from Worcester, England who met and formed at secondary school in 2009 and have since been regularly playing a variety of gigs including festivals, local events and gigs across the country.

They play a range of English, Irish, Scottish traditional music, as well as some of their own compositions. Each member plays a variety of instruments, with the main line-up being melodeon/concertina; guitar; and fiddle/mandolin.

Granny’s Attic have been placed as one of the final four acts nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2014.

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18th September. The Black Feathers. The Black Feathers are an award-winning, earthy blend of English folk and American roots, with tight-as-blood harmony flowing through its veins.

The band is made up of singer/songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler. Having played together for many years in various projects, they decided to break away and collaborate as a duo, writing and performing their own material.

Inspired by advice given to them by Youth [producer of Dido and the Orb], they set off in search of ancient melodies as a base to build a sound that later became The Black Feathers, drawing their influences from a number of high-quality wells; Americana rubbing shoulders with folk, and edgy rock sensibilities peeking through the tight-as-blood harmonies.

Since their debut show in May 2012, The Black Feathers have been busy touring the country, enticing and captivating audiences as they go. During the summer of 2013, they played over 18 festivals, including well-received slots at the Maverick Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. With an ever-growing online fan base developing in the US, they also fitted in an eight-date tour in and around Nashville, Tennessee. Their debut EP was released in December, followed by a tour in the UK and Europe. There are also plans for a US tour in 2014.

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16th October. Ninebarrow. Ninebarrow are an award-winning Dorset-based duo, who combine vocal harmonies and a variety of instruments, including tenor ukulele and mandola, to create a rich blend of folk-influenced songs. Jon Whitley and Jay Labouchardiere perform a diverse range of material – much of which has been inspired by the fantastic music sessions that can be found locally and at many of the Great British folk festivals. Ninebarrow’s original songs take much of their inspiration from the landscape and history of the places they have visited around the country. Their repertoire also encompasses a variety of traditional unaccompanied songs as well as contemporary folk covers – they take material and rework it in their own unique way.

In 2013, they were crowned winners of the Larmer Tree Breakthrough Music Award, announced no.1 in Drunkenwerewolf Magazine’s ‘Hidden Acoustic Gems of 2013’ and their debut EP ‘Kingdom’ was announced as one of Ukulelehunt.com’s records of the year.

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20th November. Jinder. Folk-pop singer/songwriter and troubadour Jinder was brought up in the Warwickshire countryside, with the sounds of the infamous Cropredy music festival sailing in through his bedroom window.

Dubbed 'the tallest singer-songwriter in Britain' by The Independent, he now resides in rural Dorset, surrounded by the rolling west country landscape, heavily influencing his songs.

Jinder's songwriting craft is like no other. He weaves imagery and heartfelt lyrics into each verse, transporting the listener into another world; a ramshackle, fallen industry town, the rolling hills of Dorset or the wedding day of two young lovers, all wound together in a blanket of glorious melody.

Having toured with the likes of Level 42, Deacon Blue, Sinead O'Connor, the Proclaimers, Jackie Leven and Henry Priestman, Jinder has played everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to the Dog and Duck, from the Midem Festival in Cannes to the Sidmouth Folk Festival and hundreds of folk clubs and arts centres in between.

‘Jinder's music has great, soulful clarity’ - Jackie Leven

‘Thoughtfully ruminative...capturing that which is hardest to capture as a singer/songwriter’ - R2 Magazine

‘As good as it gets...quite simply magnificent.’ - Maverick Magazine

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