Arts & Kids Week Events - 31 October 2012

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.

31st October

Holiday Art Workshops, Portsmouth

Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth - This half term join the “In the Dark, Dark Woods” Holiday Art Workshop. Artist’s inspiration includes: Peter Liversidge, Robert Briggs and Maurice Sendak’s ’Where the Wild things are’.

On days one and two you will be creating your very own Dark Dark Woods, (complete with lifesized monsters!) and on day three you will use these to make your very own fairytale storybooks to take home!

Dates: 31 Oct 12 – 2 Nov 12
: 11am - 3pm
Price: £40 for three days, £15 per day
Age Groups: 7-11, 11-14
Venue Address: Aspex Gallery, 42 The Vulcan, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF
Contact details: 023 9277 8080,
Visit Aspex Gallery website 

Scary Halloween family walks, Killhope

Killhope – The North Of England Lead Mining Museum, County Durham - Join in the Halloween Spooky Woodland Walks with Gifted story teller Adam Bushnell. Adam will lead you around the woodland trails while telling his halloween tales.

Times: first walk starts at Noon. Walks will last approximately 45 mins and there will be 3 over the afternoon. C
Price: Normal Admission prices apply plus £1.50 adult and child
Age Groups:    0-5,   5-7,   7-11
Venue Address: Killhope – The North Of England Lead Mining Museum, Nr Cowshill, County Durham, DL13 1AR
Contact details: 01388 537 505,
Access note: Visitor Centre is fully accessible, due to the rugged landscape of Killhope, access to certain outside areas and the mine can be difficult for people with wheelchairs and mobility problems - please contact us or check out our access policy on line

Writers Skills, Manchester

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester - Work with a writer and an artist and create your family’s story in words and art. Enjoy imaginative techniques exploring how to develop stories

Times: 1pm - 3pm
Price: free
Age Groups:    5-7,   7-11,   11-14,   14-16
Venue Address: The Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester, M156ER
Contact details: 0161 275 7450,
Visit The Whitworth Art Gallery website