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John Barleycorn Must Die
Matt Rowe and Laura Mansfield

15 June - 25 Aug 2019

A collection of work by artist Matt Rowe and accompanying research materials gathered in collaboration with curator Laura Mansfield, this exhibition reflects upon the story and tradition of John Barleycorn through associated artefacts and artworks. John Barleycorn is the personification of the barley and its associated food and drink. The lyrics of the 17th Century English folk song in which John Barleycorn originally appeared detail the lifecycle of barley from grain to harvest to bread and beer, and the seemingly indestructible spirit of the crop. Meeting, socialising and working with individuals in the locality of New Brewery Arts, Matt has developed a number of collaborative works reexamining the John Barleycorn myth and its resonance within contemporary Cirencester.



Corn Dolly Making - Drop in Workshops
with award-winning craftsman Antony Gay, a member of the Guild of Straw Craftsmen
No booking required - just turn up

Sunday 23rd June - 11am-3pm
Thursday 15th August - 11am-3pm
Thursday 22nd August - 11am-3pm

Film Screening - The Wicker Man
Join us at a screening of this ultimate British cult classic! This 1973 British mystery horror film directed by Robin Hardy stars Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee. If you like distinctive movies, this will blow your mind!

Friday 12th July at 7:30pm - book tickets below.

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New Brewery Arts is the place to come and explore the best of British craft and creativity. We have over 100 weekly courses and short workshops on offer each term and regularly changing exhibitions.