Arts & Kids Week Events - 4 November 2012

24 October 2012, 15:36 | Updated: 25 October 2012, 11:27

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.

4th November

Family Sunday, Walsall

New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall - November is clay play in the gallery. Explore the material that artist Jacob Epstein used to model with.

Time: 1-3pm
Price: Free. No need to book, just drop in subject to space.
Age Groups: 5-7,   7-11,   11-14,   14-16,   16+
Venue Address: New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, WS28LG
Contact details: 01922 654 400,
Visit New Art Gallery Walsall website

creative:space, Sevenoaks

The Knole Academy, Sevenoaks - Create launched creative:space in 2005 following extensive and ongoing consultation with disability organisations and families with disabled children. The events have been designed specifically for disabled children, their siblings and adult family members, who often find it difficult to attend traditional music events because the disabled child’s behaviour is deemed ‘inappropriate’ or ‘disruptive’.

In particular, they are tailored to the needs of children with communication, learning or sensory integration difficulties (these include autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dyspraxia, dyslexia, various speech/language disorders, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD).

The format is informal, with seating around tables supplied with colouring and craft activities. Carefully selected music is performed by Create’s professional musicians, often including musical savant, pianist Derek Paravicini who is blind and has severe learning difficulties. Create’s workshop leader encourages the families’ involvement through interactive activities including singing, dancing and movement.

Times: Morning event: 11.45am- 1pm. Afternoon event: 2.45pm-4pm
Price: Adults £6, Children £4. Under 5s go free.
Age Groups: 0-5,   5-7,   7-11,   11-14,   14-16
Contact details: 020 7374 8485,, or book via (What’s On).
Venue Address: The Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LE
Visit The Knole Academy website

Theatre Tours, Richmond

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond - Built in 1788 the Georgian Theatre Royal isn’t just a great venue for live Theatre it is also Britain’s most complete Georgian playhouse in its original form.

Built by actor-manager Samuel Butler, the Georgian Theatre Royal was managed by Butler along with his circuit of Theatres at Beverley, Harrogate, Kendal, Northallerton, Ulverston and Whitby.
Come and discover the original features which make the Georgian Theatre Royal so special, our friendly and informative guides will provide you with a comprehensive look at the Theatre’s history as well as letting you explore this historic space. Tours commence every hour from 10am to 4pm

Times: 10am-4pm
Price: Donation
Age Groups: 5-7,   7-11,   11-14,   14-16,   16+
Venue Address: The Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond, DL10 4DW
Contact details: 01748 823 710,
Visit The Georgian Theatre Royal website