Arts Around Town - Family Day in Stamford

Arts Around Town - Family Day in Stamford

An extraordinary day of family friendly activities throughout the Arts Centre and this year also around town!

An extraordinary day of family friendly activities

throughout the Arts Centre and this year also around town!

Come along with the family and discover a wide array of fun arts activities including: arts and crafts, drama taster sessions, poetry, music, storytelling, digital arts, film, singing and more!
Discover arts all over the town!

Plus an artist's Pop Up Shop at 5 Red Lion Street, Stamford!

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Whats On

Virtual Reality 'Painting in Mid Air'

Stephen Fisher of the University of Lincoln

Come and enjoy a short but amazing VR experience where you can draw digitally in mid air!  All welcome.  One person at a time. Recommdended for ages 4+

11am - 4pm                        Library

Magical Metropolis Art Activity – Karen Neale

Come and create a Magical Metropolis with paper, pencils and crayons on the walls of the Arts Centre Gallery!

Karen Neale is an artist with a passion for sketching the world around us, from the most exotic and fragile World Heritage sites, to idyllic English towns and villages. From Havana to Hadrian's Wall, she captures the place and time with a beautiful combination of sketches, watercolour and words.

11am - 4pm                        Arts Centre Gallery

Face Painting – The Party Lady, Vikki Fallow-Norton

Top class face painting from the Stamford Mummy and Party Lady herself Vikki.

11am - 4pm                        Arts Centre

Robotics - Lego Mindstorms – Stamford STEAM

Stamford STEAM mix robotics, electronics and coding together with fun games and visual art. Suitable for kids between 8-16, our sessions are developed in a way to bring exciting experiences to kids and ignite their curiosity by bringing abstract concepts to life using robots   

11am – 4pm                       Arts Centre Blue Room

Mini Cinema

Enjoy a break from the activities around town in the Arts Centre’s Cellar Bar. A rolling programme of short animated and fascinating films will be in offer in our Cellar Bar to entertain your little ones. Hot and cold drinks and snacks available!

11am – 4pm                       Arts Centre, Cellar Bar

Wildcats Theatre School – Taster Workshops

Wildcats Academy is a fully inclusive theatre school based in Stamford with classes across the South Lincolnshire, Rutland and Peterborough areas.  The school offers part time classes to those aged 2-16 and a full programme of educational holiday activities. Pre booking is essential £1 to secure your place. Suitable for age 6 +, please arrive 5 minutes before the session start time.

11am: Harry Potter and the Magical Beasts
12:30pm: Into the Woods
2pm: Wicked The Musical Workshop

Workshop                   Arts Centre Theatre

Loop Pedal Workshops – Tom Adams

Tom is a performer, composer, theatre maker and musician working in theatre and film. He’s also really good creating music on the loop pedal!

He trained as a clown at Circomedia, Bristol and was a musical comedian on the alternative comedy circuit with performances on BBC Radio 4's 'Loose Ends', support act to Simon Munnery and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

11am, 1pm and 3pm       High Street

Wordplay and Storytelling – Darren Rawnsley

Have fun with words in this exciting writing and performance drop in workshop with local poet, teacher and performer Darren Rawnsley.

12noon – 3pm                   Walkers Bookshop, High Street

Python on the Loose – Whalley Range All Stars

A street theatre show from Whalley Range All Stars. There’s an extremely large python curled up asleep where it shouldn’t be. Three fully trained zoo-keepers are sent to capture the python and return it back to captivity, expect the unexpected! Python on the Loose is an absurd, eye-catching piece for all the family!

12noon and 2pm              High Street

A Dragon’s Tale – Theatrix Arts

“Foolishly John Lambton throws the strange googly eyed fish back into the river. What has he done! The Fish grew and grew and grew until… find out by coming along to this fantastic puppetry folk tale”. After the performance you will have the opportunity to “meet” the puppets.

12noon and 3pm              Arts Centre Ballroom

IJAD Dance ‘Celestial Bodies’ an Interactive Installation

Time to play planet. Join IJAD dance Company in this part-dance, part-game, part-science experiment where participants use balloons, star dust and their imagination to learn how planets (and their own body) function and impact each other and everything around them. Participants will take away a better understanding on physics, how the solar system balances its stars and planets, and how to balance our own solar system.

11am, 1pm and 3pm                    Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill PE9 2AE, UK

Mambo Jambo, an acoustic roots duo

Musical sunshine from a multi-talented and multi-instrumental duo.

A truly unique two-piece who will take you on an exciting and joyous musical journey bringing together sounds from roots, world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. With Frankie on sax, vocals, clarinet, flute, guitar and percussion and Pete on guitar, vocal, ukulele, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), banjo, accordion and suitcase! A fabulous musical treat is in store!

1.30pm and 3pm                              St Marys Church, St Mary’s Street PE9 2WE

Unfortunately, the illumaphonium event has been cancelled but there will be an exciting SURPRISE event in it's place! You won't want to miss it!

11am - 4pm        St Michael’s Churchyard – High Street, Opposite Library


The Arts Centre Coffee Shop will be open all day for a selection of drinks, lights snacks and lunches. The Cellar Bar will serve drinks and snacks.

The Well at Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill is situated within the Church building, providing delicious hot meals, drinks, cakes all at an amazing price. Add to that a fair-trade shop and you have the best location for a cafe in Stamford. Open 10am - 3pm.

Friday 22 February 11am - 4pm
Most activities are free

Friday 22 February 11am - 4pm

Most activities are free - TAKING PLACE ALL OVER STAMFORD

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