Arts & Kids Week Events - 29 October 2012

24 October 2012, 15:41 | Updated: 25 October 2012, 11:29

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.

29th October 2012

Play in a Day: Magical Mayhem, Southampton

The Berry Theatre, Southampton - Calling all witches and wizards!

Times: 10am-4pm
Price: £15 (please book in advance)
Age Groups: 7-11

A day packed with fun and creativity led by Theatre Company Milk Presents.  You will create your own play in a day from scratch, based on the theme of magic and mayhem…learning drama skills and techniques and the chance to shock your audience with gory, blood curdling stage effects!  At the end of the day you will have the chance to perform to family and friends at 3.30pm on the main stage. Please bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable clothing.

The Big Friendly Draw, Great Missenden

Head to Miss Honey’s Classroom and join in with our splendiferous session as part of The Big Draw 2012. Help us to create a life-size BFG or colour your own mini giant to suspend from our fleet of helicopters.

Times: Drop-in throughout the day 11am to 5pm
Price: Free for Museum visitors.
Age Groups: 5-7,   7-11,   11-14
Venue Address: The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL
Contact details: 01494 892192,
Visit The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre website

Half Term Havoc! The Sea Show, Bristol

Bristol Old Vic, Bristol -  Stuck for inspiration to distract the kids this half-term? Head to Bristol Old Vic, grab yourself a coffee, cool your heels and unwind whilst your little ones have the freedom of Bristol Old Vic to play games, make a mess and run wild. There will be drawing activities, pirate games and seaside treasure hunts too!

Times: 2pm (Mon 29 2pm only)
Price: £6
Age Groups: 0-5
Venue Address: Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED
Contact details: 0117 987 7877,
Visit Bristol Old Vic website

There is also a wonderful show the Sea Show for children this half-term alongside oodles of activities and in-house fun.

The Sea Show by Squashbox Theatre
Throw on the swimsuit and paddle around in the waters of Bristol Old Vic favourites Squashbox Theatre’s The Sea Show; a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret. Meet Morwenna the beautiful mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous seasquirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

Celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs – unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages. The Sea Show is the creation of Craig Johnson, an actor, musician and puppeteer, and long-standing member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre.

“Craig’s success lies in the fact that he talks to, rather than at, his young audience, and he does it all with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious… An engaging entertainer to be treasured.”
The Cornishman