Be Part of It at Bury Museum
|Published: 13th June 2012 23:56|
This summer Bury Art Museum is presenting two exhibitions to celebrate the 2012 Olympics.
The Dartford Warbler by Barrie Kelly
The first is called "The Winning Side" and will showcase some of the fabulous sporting trophies held in Bury's museum collection. It will feature trophies, cups, medals and plaques - sporting silverware donated by the various sporting clubs in Bury and its surrounding towns. It will also feature items from Bury's very own Olympians Barrie Kelly and Andrea Holt. It opens on Saturday 16 June and will run until November 2012.
The second show celebrates the sporting achievements of Barrie Kelly, and also his talents as a photographer.
Barrie overcame childhood asthma to become a champion sprinter. He went on to represent Britain at two Commonwealth Games, two European Championships and, in 1968, the Mexico Olympics. His European indoor sprint record over 60 metres stood for 19 years. He also captained the British men's team on several occasions.
The photographs in the exhibition include those taken in Europe and Africa as well as more local scenes from the North West. Barrie has achieved an equal measure of success for his photography - The Dartford Warbler (attached) has won three gold medals in national competitions in the last ten months.
The exhibition runs from 16 June to 25 August. Bury Art Museum is open from 10am until 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and 10am until 4.30pm on Saturdays.
Residents are invited to meet Barrie Kelly at a special Olympic Celebration Party, to be held at Bury Art Museum on Saturday 4 August (10am to Noon).
You can hear about Barrie's sporting experiences and look at his photography, and enjoy refreshments and a 10% discount in the Art Shop.
‘Bury be part of it' is Bury's Cultural Olympiad campaign aimed at inspiring our communities to embrace everything that Bury has to offer and involve more people in sporting and cultural activities in the run-up to, during and after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
For more information about the campaign visit www.bury.gov.uk/bepartofit or for event details go to www.bury.gov.uk/bepartofit-events. Latest updates on Twitter @Bury_bepartofit and Facebook Bury be part of it.