Archive for January, 2017

MEMBER EXHIBITION: Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants – Kirkby Gallery

Thursday, January 26th, 2017


Image courtesy, the artist

Where:  The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY

When: Saturday 4 February – Saturday 22 April 2017

Knowsley Culture Development and Events are proud to announce Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants:  The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt.

Nick Sharratt is an illustrator and an author who has illustrated close to 250 books. Ranging from board books for babies to novels for young teenagers, Sharratt  has worked with authors including Julia Donaldson, Jeremy Strong, Michael Rosen, Giles Andreae, Kaye Umansky, Kes Gray and most notably Dame Jacqueline Wilson.  Many of the publications he has worked on have gone on to win numerous accolades and in 2006 he was also the official illustrator for World Book Day.

Fun Day with Nick Sharratt in the Gallery

As part of the exhibition programme on Saturday 4 February, 10.00am – 4.00pm you  can meet Nick Sharratt and help him design a giant picture, paint a huge cardboard pirate ship and take part in arty activities and competitions.  Some of Nick’s books will be on sale in the gallery during the exhibition which you can have signed by Nick at the fun day.

To  find out more about Sharratt’s work and the exhibition and fun day, Click Here


FUNDING: The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Deadline for Applications:  15 March 2017, 5.00pm

The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association, is an ongoing initiative funding projects which develop collections to achieve social impact.

Established in 2011, 72 projects have so far received grants totalling £4.9m in its first eleven funding rounds. Between 2017 and 2019 it is offering a total of £3.5m in grants, as well as providing events and resources for the whole sector. Museums, galleries and heritage organisations from across the UK can apply for a grant of between £20,000 and £120,000 for a project lasting up to three years.
The Museums Association are looking for applications from organisations whose proposed projects will:

• Work with an existing collection or collections to improve understanding of them and increase their use while involving, inspiring and having an impact on people, communities and audiences.

• Engage local communities and/or those who aren’t typical museum attendees, and think about social impact.

• Be developmental for the organisation or sector.

• Consider the project’s legacy, even if this is hard to define at the start of the project.

For further details including application forms and guidance, Click Here.

If you wish to discuss a potential project further, please contact Sally Colvin––for an informal conversation and advice on developing an application.