Summer Holiday Activities 2019

Tue 30 July -Thurs 15 August, Tue-Thur.

Have you got your tickets to Glastonbury? Bestival? Womad? No need! Stay in West London and come to a music and arts festival for families on your doorstep in Brentford!

There’ll be Good Vibrations all summer in Watermans’ festival-themed summer workshops and activities for kids and their families. Music, making and having fun are the name of the game with anything from free drop-in activities to 2-hour workshops on offer.

Highlights include a family gig with the Brass Funkeys, and a chance to try out the instruments afterwards; Cut-a-Shine’s family barn dance;  animation workshops with an Aardman aficionado; and wearable technology so your kid can have the coolest T-shirt in the mosh pit.

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Make Microbit Music! (4-8yrs)

30 Jul - 07 Aug

Use your imagination and creativity to produce an instrument that nobody has ever seen before. Using a microbit, a speaker […]

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Light up your dance (8-12yrs)

30 Jul - 15 Aug

Make a wearable garment that changes colour, flashes etc depending on how you move. Using a microbit, LED light and […]

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Light up your dance (12+)

15 Aug

Make a wearable garment that changes colour, flashes etc depending on how you move. Using a microbit, LED light and […]

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Tie-Dye Tees (12+)

30 Jul

Design and create your own T-shirt to wear proudly! Tie dye your own t-shirt with an explosion of colour to […]

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Make & Play a Ukulele (All Ages 4-104)

31 Jul

MAKE, LEARN, PLAY and PERFORM on your own fully working ukulele, made from a spread tub! If you don't believe it, […]

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African Drumming for All (4-104yrs)

31 Jul - 14 Aug

Feel that beat! Use a range of drums, voice and movement to create your own ensemble drum and rhythm piece […]

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Create a Family Wind Chime (4-8yrs)

01 Aug

Create perfect soothing sounds for the end of a summer’s day! Join Art Jar as a family to create a […]

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Festival Fairy Lights (8-12yrs)

01 Aug

Light up your festival tent… or your bedroom! Come along to our workshop and enjoy getting creative and using coloured […]

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Festival Fun Arts & Crafts (2-8s)

01 Aug - 14 Aug

Get ready for festival fun and games! Join us for a range of simple arts and crafts activities on our […]

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Fly Away! Hot Air Balloon Lanterns (4-8yrs)

06 Aug

Float away on a hot summer day with one of our hot air balloon lanterns! This is a fun, friendly, […]

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Metallic Foiling (8-12yrs)

06 Aug

Learn a new textile technique with artist Nicole Line. A heat press will be provided for the printers to use […]

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Metallic Foiling (12+)

06 Aug

Learn a new textile technique with artist Nicole Line. A heat press will be provided for the printers to use […]

Music

Concertini: The Brass Funkeys (All Ages 4-104)

08 Aug

We are so excited to be welcoming 8-piece London-based Brass Band ‘The Brass Funkeys’ to our debut Concertini at Watermans. […]

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Make a Family Festival Flag (4-8s)

13 Aug

Create a festival flag to stand tall and proud wherever this summer takes you, whether that’s a camping trip, your […]

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Create your own stop-motion animation! (4-8yrs)

14 Aug

You may have heard a rumour that children like watching cartoons… They have even more fun making them! Focused on […]

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Create your own stop-motion animation! (8-12yrs)

13 Aug - 14 Aug

You may have heard a rumour that children like watching cartoons… They have even more fun making them! Focused on […]

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Create your own stop-motion animation! (12+)

13 Aug

Learn tricks of the trade with animator Tim Allen, who's worked with the likes of Tim Burton, Aardman and Wes […]

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Family Barn Dance with Cut A Shine (all ages 0+)

15 Aug

Get ready for a family Hoe Down! Join Cut A Shine Barn Dance Band for a session of modern traditional […]

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Summer Free Drop-in Activities

30 Jul

There's plenty to do at Watermans this summer without spending a penny!  Explore our festival tent where you'll be able […]


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