Come and make a creepy crawly bug called Cecil and his friends at The mill. Cecil is one of many stories that were created by the cooperative nursery, come and hear about the history of the nursery and have creative fun. All ages welcome. https://on-the-record.org.uk/
Come and type a letter on a typewriter to your loved ones, or friends or pets and send them ‘Par Oiseaux’ at the Story Lounge, on Fellowship Island. Information about the garden party and sign up to download a guide of everything happening across the weekend here: http://www.walthamstowgardenparty.com/
Play, make and get hands on with Creative Kids, a regular session for children under five to enjoy with their parents and carers.
This month we've taken inspiration from Morris's love of natural dyes - experiment with different vegetables juices and make your own pattern on a fabric purse by learning dying techniques. Come and have a fun time, make new friends and play Games, have a tasty snack and be in fine song.
Free workshop. Booking is essential, There are two sessions available in morning 10.00 - til 11.30 am and afternoon 1 til 2.30 pm. see for details and booking here : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-kids-oh-so-natural-registration-60391381247
Red is for revolution. A Flag making workshop for under 5’s at The William Morris Gallery. https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/creative-kids-red-is-for-revolution
Beauty and the beast tile panel in the William Morris Gallery
Enamel Plaque ( 1904) by May Hart Partridge. https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/collection/themes/arts-and-crafts/object/enamel-plaque-l24b-c-1904
Come and join Creative Kids, a free under 5’s art workshop. We will be creating magical fairy wings to fly into the enchanted garden.
We will visit The enchanted Garden temporary exhibition, play in a fairy garden, eat some fairy tale snacks and fly about with our fairy wings.
Booking is advisable, Choose from either the afternoon or morning session see : https://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/creative-kids-fairies-and-angels
Beatrix potter early drawings an d books on display in the ‘Enchanted Garden’ exhibition.
Make a bunny mask at the Stow Film Lounge.
Make your canine ready for the big screen. Pre screen activity, doors open at 10.30 a.m Free activity with every ticket bought. http://www.stowfilmlounge.com/2018/08/19/isleofdogs-2/
Isle of Dogs, is a beautiful stop frame animation made by Wes Anderson. Cert PG. Tells the tale of a boy looking for his canine friend Spot on a quarantined Island. Has a quirkyness that is associated with Anderson Films. I would say suitable for tweens. If you were a fan of The fantastic Mr Fox, then this film will not disappoint.
Here are some photos I took at a past exhibition, Store X, of the sets for the film.
This month we've teamed up with the Waltham Forest Music Hub service - come along try different instruments and make your own for a sing along.
Booking is essential. Free under 5's session at The William Morris Gallery. Two sessions to choose from, 10 til 11.30 a.m or 13.00 til 14.30 pm.
The Walthamstow Garden Party is back! A fun festival in Lloyds park with some amazing things to see and do over the weekend Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July.
Come and visit us in the Useful and Beautiful tent on the front lawn nearby The William Morris Gallery. Hosted by The Black Horse Workshop, We will be making tails. A free workshop for all ages, no skill required. You can make a unicorn, or, a dragon tail of course other beasts are available!
Here are the other wonderful makers and artists joining us in the tent:.
Go Ape with Patrick King
Bamboo Stilts with Lola Lely
Fly in Your Face with Enrique Melin
Spread Your Wooden Wings with Laura Blake
Change the Sound of Your Stride with Christina French
Metal Spectacle with Made By Ore
Fashion Your Ending with Scribble & Smudge
Bearded Disguise with Queenie & Ted
Sugar skull art to be made at the Kids film lounge. A free activity with every ticket bought. Fellow scribbler Vanessa creating her magic.
Its going to be a right Royal knees up!
Come and make a gift for a royal wedding, a tea blend of your own and create a design for a tea caddy. A tisane of flora and peppermint leaves, decorations with palatial designs and Brer rabbit, the star of an African American tale. A nod to the transatlantic romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Come and play in our castle, eat cucumber sandwiches and have a good old fashioned sing song. No celebration is complete without a friends and a cup of tea. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Free under 5's workshop at The William morris gallery. Two sessions 10 - 11.30am and 1 til 2.30pm
Learn about leaves used in William Morris' designs. and create a marvellous spring tree.
Join us at The Barbican centrte and make sculptured seed bombs, Seedbombimals. Create out of clay an animal from Epping forest and make them into a seed bomb. Drop your sculpture in a place that needs cheer, then let nature's rain and shine spread your flora.
A Free workshop for families, drop into the Fountain room, Level G. No skill is needed. All children must be accompanied. 11 til 5 pm both days. See the family highlights here The Barbican's Festival site
OPEN FEST has a full weekend programme for the very young and old. Get involved in playful and creative workshops that will get you exploring your senses and the natural world.
A weekend of inspiring art and entertainment. We welcome you to a packed weekend of everything we do best, from art exhibitions, music and dance, to free tours, open rehearsals, showcases and workshops in and around the Barbican Centre.
Don't miss a new large-scale light and sound installation Tunnel Visions: Array, a Culture Mile installation taking over the Beech Street tunnel.
A Culture Mile event
There is lots to do throughout the Festival over the whole weekend on 17th to 18th March. Some are free, ticketed or are paying workshops. Check here: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/series/barbican-openfest