Museum Set for Special 45th Anniversary Garden Party

The Garden Party at the Framework Knitters MuseumThe Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is busy preparing for their fifth annual August Bank Holiday Garden Party – which this year marks an extra special occasion, as 2016 commemorates the 45th anniversary of the museum’s birth in 1971. The popular family event, which takes place on Monday 29 August from 11am to 4pm, includes live music from local artists and a Craft Fair in the museum’s Chapel Art Gallery, which recently launched a new exhibition. Entry is free and includes full access to the museum and gallery.

Visitors can relax in the museum’s beautiful garden surrounded by knitted flowers, insects and garden furniture. Homemade cakes and traditional refreshments will be available to enjoy, while listening to the varied musical acts, which include the popular return of the King Ned Ludd jazz band. This year also sees a new dimension of live acoustic music sessions, with artists performing on the balcony in the Chapel Art Gallery.

On top of these entertainments, the museum will also be launching a very special beer at the Garden Party, created by corporate partner Nottingham Brewery in honour of the 45th anniversary celebrations. Dubbed ‘Frame Breaker’, the beer will be available for visitors to sample at the Garden Party and will also be on sale at the brewery’s three pubs, with 20p per pint donated to the museum.

Paul Baker, museum manager, said “The Garden Party is one of the highlights of the year for the museum staff and volunteers, as well as the customers. The garden has already been transformed into a wonderland with knitted flowers and insects, and relaxing there listening to some great live music is the perfect way to spend the day.”

The event also offers visitors the opportunity to have-a-go on the circular knitting machines, see local craftspeople in action and buy locally-made textile gifts from the museum’s unique Textile Emporium. Further details of performers will be advertised on the museum website, Facebook and Twitter pages nearer the time.

For more information, please visit www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk or contact the museum on 0115 984 6914 or office@frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk.

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