11 – 29 Jul Extraordinary Life of John Oliver Thames Tug-Man
July 11 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 3:00 pm
From Tues 11th – Sat 29th July, we are hosting a Touring Exhibition on the extraordinary life of John Oliver brought to us by his friend Frances Beaumont.
Despite being born without hands, John Oliver led a remarkable life as artist, pub cellar-man, chef and tug-man. For over 20 years he captained the Hobbit tugboat on the Medway and the Swale. He towed all sorts of craft on the Thames, Essex and Kent coasts calling in at Sheerness and Queenborough.
EXHIBITION: Featuring paintings, prints and sculpture by artists associated with John Oliver and the Swale as well as artefacts John used on board Hobbit and his houseboat Joliver.
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: Tony Oldacre, Mick Hampshire, Maggie Loxton, Andrew Kennedy, A J, Frances Beaumont, Amanda Randall.
PREVIEW AND TALK: July 11th from 6 PM to 9 PM at which Frances will give a slideshow talk on his life. TICKET PRICE £3, booking is recommended. Please call 07775 712306 to book.
SECOND TALK: Frances will give a second talk at Sheppey Little Theatre on July 29th, Time: 7 PM for 7-30 – 9. TICKETS: Sheppy Glass on 01795 883340 or on the night at the theatre box office.
Please note: Our normal opening times are: Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat 11-3.
Hosted by Rose St Cottage of Curiosities