Arts & Kids Week Events - 1 November 2012

24 October 2012, 15:40 | Updated: 25 October 2012, 11:28

Arts & Kids Week links families to over 700 arts events around the country, from storytelling, painting, drawing, and design workshops to film making, animation, music and photography master-classes, concerts, backstage theatre tours and much, much more. Many of which are free.

1st November

Ceramic Drop-In Workshops, Telford 

Coalport China Museum, Telford, The museum will be running drop-in monster themed ceramic workshops where you can make all manner of strange creatures from clay, which can later be despatched to your home.

Times: 11am-1pm 2pm-4pm
Price: Admission cost applies plus an additional £1-£4
Age Groups:    0-5,   5-7,   7-11,   11-14,   14-16,   16+
More information: Sessions will take place over two weeks from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October and again from Monday 29th October until Friday 2nd November. You can also paint your own bug and snake shaped fridge magnets, or you might prefer to create a green-eyed Halloween ghost or wicked witch. You can also draw monsters with coloured crayons to take away on the day.
Venue Address: Coalport China Museum, Coalport, Telford, TF8 7HT
Contact details: 01952 433 424,
Visit Coalport China Museum website

A Winter’s Tale, London

Unicorn Theatre, London - A group of actors are performing The Winter’s Tale at the Unicorn...but it’s not going well.

Based on Shakespeare’s late comedy, this hilarious new production turns the world of The Winter’s Tale on its head. It’s a play within a play, in which four performers present Shakespeare’s story of Kings and Queens and bears in the forest – a world of petty jealousies and playground rites, in which it’s always the servants who draw the short straw.
This brilliant play explores the politics of the playground with a humour that will appeal to all ages

Times: 10.30am, 1.30pm. 2pm, 5pm, 7pm
Price: Adults £16, Children £10
Age Groups:    7-11
Venue Address:Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London, SE12HZ
Contact details: 020 7645 0560,
Visit Unicorn Theatre website

The Tomb of spirits…a ghostly tale of ancient China, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - Discover the secret afterlife of the Han Dynasty and the Emperor’s Ancient Treasure in a magical performance using puppets, silk and shadows. Created and performed by Indefinite Articles.

Times: 11:00 & 14:00 performances on Thursday and Friday
Price: FREE  but booking essential
Age Groups:    5-7,   7-11,   11-14
Contact details: 01223 332904,
Venue Address: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB21RB
Contact details: 01223 332900
Visit The Fitzwilliam Museum website