Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Fri 22 Feb 2019, family
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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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
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.
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