Arts & Kids Week Events - 28 October 2012

24 October 2012, 15:42 | Updated: 25 October 2012, 11:18

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.

28th October

Penguin - The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield

The Weston Auditorium, Hatfield - Ben is delighted when he rips open his present and inside is a penguin. “Hello Penguin!” says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. Penguin says Ben fires Penguin into OUTERSPACE, Penguin comes back to earth without a word! It isn’t until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks…and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth the wait…

Times: 11.00am and 2.00pm
Price: £6 child, £8 adult
Age Groups: 5-7 years
Venue Address: The Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, AL10 9EU
Contact details: 01707 281127,

Music Maze -CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Music Maze is an exciting series of fun, creative, participatory workshops for children aged 8 – 11.

Times: 10am - 2.30pm
Price: Free but booking required
Age Groups: 7-11 
Booking details: 0121 616 6525,
Venue Address
: CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF
Visit the CBSO Centre website

The workshop will take place at the CBSO Centre and be led by BCMG Learning Manager Nancy Evans and composer Liz Johnson alongside BCMG musicians. In the workshop the young people will create their own musical games using dice, snakes and ladders, coin throws, cards and chess moves.  Children do not need to play a musical instrument to take part.

Diving Belle – A Magical Seaside Story for younger children, Bracknell

South Hill Park Arts Centre – Studio Theatre, Bracknell

Times: 11am and 3pm
Price: Adults £10, Children £7
Age Groups:    5-7  (suitable for 3-7 years)
Sun 28 Oct 11am & 3pm
Recital Room

Join us and dive into the magical world of Belle’s Ice Cream Café. Meet Tom the Lighthouse Keeper and enjoy the glittering sea world. Everything seems fine and dandy until a storm brews up, must Belle reveal her magical secret? By the way, watch out for that crab…

“I have seen many puppet shows in my time but this was the best” Teacher at Newport Primary, Fife

Venue Address: South Hill Park Arts Centre – Studio Theatre, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA
Contact details: 01344484858,
Visit South Hill Park Arts Centre – Studio Theatre website

Access note: Unfortunately the Studio Theatre at South Hill Park Arts Centre is not fully accessible for wheel chairs. Our other venues in the Arts Centre are fully accessible however.