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PLAY A Festival of Creativity

Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July 2017

Start the Summer holidays with 2 days of creative and imaginative play at the Ashcroft Arts Centre. We have full creative play days for children aged 5-13 years old where children can chose a day themed around dance, drama or arts and crafts and work with other children to create a performance or a work of art. We also have a range of family activities where the whole family can make and do something together. There are some pre bookable workshops and there will also be some FREE activities in our creative café running throughout the 2 days of the festival.  

Thursday 27th July

For children aged 5yrs – 13yrs; 9.30am – 4pm

Underwater World:  Art and craft day

Immerse yourself in a full day of imaginative art and craft as we delve deep into the depths of the ocean for inspiration.  We will be creating our own 3 dimensional underwater world using a multitude of crafts and materials.   Parents can swim by at 4pm to take a peek. Cost: £25 per child – Please pre-book

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Making Waves: Dance day

In this all day dance workshop we’ll be creating an original piece of dance together, taking inspiration from the undersea world - real and imagined. Everything from the ebb and flow of tides and ocean currents to the darting of fishes will all be considered as we explore ideas through creative movement and dance using a range of styles and techniques. Cost: £25 per child – please pre-book.

For families of all ages:

Bags of Tie-Dye Fun: 11am- 1pm

Have fun making a superb tie-dye creation in this family workshop.  We will supply a draw string bag for you to dye using a variety of creative effects.  If you prefer, you can bring your own, clean plain cotton t-shirt to use instead.  Cost includes a draw string bag per person.   Dress for mess. Suitable for families of all ages.   Cost:  £5 per item. Please pre book.

Ink Marbling – Drop In: 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE

Make your own beautiful, summer inspired ink marbling pictures in this free drop in workshop. Create swirling, colourful pieces for you to take home once they dry and hang on your wall for all to see. Dress for mess.

Creative Insects – Drop In: 1.30pm – 3.30pm FREE

Let’s get creative and make your own googly eyed insects and spiders! Using a wide range of fun materials invent your own creepy crawlies. Take it home to dangle from your ceiling or leave in place for mum and dad to find!

Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos – Drop in: 11am – 3pm FREE

Who is your favourite superhero or animal? Everyone loves to become something different so why not come along and get your face painted or get a glitter tattoo whilst you wait for your art work to dry? Face painting available throughout the day.

Friday 28th July; 9.30am – 4pm

An Awfully Big Adventure: Drama day for children aged 5-13 yrs

Spend the day in the magical faraway world of Neverland in the company of pirates, fairies, Lost Boys and mermaids.   We will be creating a mini performance inspired by the story of Peter Pan for parents to see at the end of the day. Cost: £25 per child. Please pre-book.

FOR FAMILIES OF ALL AGES

 Make a Willow Lantern: Family workshop: 2pm- 4pm

Make your garden glow this summer by making amazing hanging or free standing lanterns. We will be using willow and a special strong tissue paper that can be decorated imaginatively.  Families can create one big lantern together or a small string of lights.

Suitable for families and children of all ages, working together.  Cost: £10 per family. Please pre-book. 

 Play with Clay! – Drop in: 1.30pm – 4pm FREE

Create gargoyles, fairies and elves out of clay and stick them to our wall outside. We will also have some air drying clay so you can take it home!

 

 Willow Weaving: 10am – 1pm. FREE

Create your own beautiful garden ornaments by weaving willow.

 

 Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos – Drop in: 11am – 3pm. FREE

Who is your favourite superhero or animal? Everyone loves to become something different so why not come along and get your face painted or get a glitter tattoo whilst you wait for your art work to dry? Face painting available throughout the day.